Detroit Detainee

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NPR's Greg Allen reports on a federal case that may determine whether hearings for hundreds of detainees being held on immigration violations will be opened to reporters and the public. The Justice Department will ask an appeals court in Cincinnati to keep the hearings closed. Last week a federal judge ruled that the 1st Amendment requires that the hearings be open. The case involves Rabih Haddad, who's being held for overstaying a tourist visa. He's co-founder of the Islamic charity, Global Relief, which the government closed down on suspicion of having terrorist connections.



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