According to an article in The Kansas City Star: “Immigration officials arrested Syed Ahmed Jamal in his Lawrence front yard on Jan. 24 while he was taking his daughter to school.” Jamal first came to the U.S. to study at Kansas University in 1987, he has three children who are U.S. citizens, and has “taught chemistry as an adjunct professor for several area colleges.” He faces persecution and possibly death if he is returned to Bangladesh.
I know that this is happening to countless individuals and families all over the country, but this case is hitting me particularly hard. Not only is this deportation un-Christian, it is against our self-interest. What kind of country are we becoming? If you feel differently and this post angers you, don’t hesitate to let me know. But be sure and let me know why in a carefully reasoned dissent. I would be almost relieved to hear a coherent case being made for this course of action. It might allow me to sleep better at night.
Rick Montgomery, “Kansas Chemistry Instructor Arrested by ICE While Taking His Daughter to School,” The Kansas City Star, February 2, 2018, accessed February 03, 2018, http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article198215114.html.