Immigrant Released By Federal Judge

posted by John Baibak - 

A Pioneer Valley resident who has been  detained by federal immigration agents since last June is being  released. 

An immigration judge in Boston on Wednesday ordered the  release of Niberd Abdalla from the Suffolk County House of Corrections.  

Abdalla fled Iraq in the 1970s to escape religious and political  persecution and has been in the U.S. ever since that time, most recently  living in Northampton. 

His attorney says he'll pursue legal remedies to  legalize his residency here moving forward.

(Photo by Ronen Tivony/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

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