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Somalis shackled in ‘slave ship’ conditions without food or water during two-day deportation flight

December 18, 2017

Ninety-two Somali immigrants are calling out the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement after they claim their deportation was like something off of a “slave ship” in the 1700s.

A PRI report even detailed that the United States isn’t disputing that the two immigrants were shackled at the hands and feet aboard a plane for two days.

They left Louisiana on Dec. 7 en route to Mogadishu, Somalia, but never arrived. The chartered flight landed in Dakar, Senegal, then returned back to the United States without going to Somalia. It’s not clear why. They were denied food and water and weren’t allowed to use the bathroom.

The immigrants are now being held in a detention facility outside of Miami and are meeting with lawyers on what happened.

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