Saturday, October 10, 2009

Written Order in Deportation Case

Judge issues written order in Megahed deportation case
By Kevin Graham, Times Staff Writer
Saturday, October 10, 2009

"The immigration judge in Miami-Dade County who spared Youssef Megahed from deportation said in a written order Friday that the government failed to prove the University of South Florida student is linked to a terrorist cell or that he has an escalating interest in terrorism.
'In spite of an FBI investigation which delved deeply into (Megahed's) Internet usage and network of friends, the (Department of Homeland Security) never alleged or proved that (Megahed) belongs to a network of individuals who share anti-American beliefs or terrorists ambitions,' Immigration Judge Kenneth S. Hurewitz wrote in a 66-page order.
The document elaborated on his August oral ruling that dismissed a deportation case against Megahed and set him free. That followed a weeklong deportation hearing in South Florida."

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