Release Hani Alshaikh from ICE Detention

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  Hani Alshaikh, who is a resident of Broward County, FL, for the last 18 years, has been unlawfully detained for fourteen months at Stewart Detention Center.

  Hani Alshaikh is a Palestinian born permanent resident of Coral Springs, FL. He is married to Reham Mustafa, and father of seven-year-old daughter Celine and four-year-old son Zaid. His family has gone through a traumatic experience because of his detention. Zaid has a developmental disability and has suffered as a result of his father’s detention. Celine has suffered great emotional trauma because of the absence of her father and needed medical attention.

   During his detention, Hani has twice staged a hunger strike out of desperation for his situation, since he has felt speechless and powerless to obtain justice. Hani has felt dizziness, sickness, and low blood pressure during detention. He had a urine infection before his detention, which has become worse during his detention. Hani had to visit a doctor outside the detention facility and is currently receiving medicine for his infection. Food quality at Stewart Detention Center is poor and Hani has developed a stomach pain. He has no recourse but to purchase food from the commissary. It is very hard for the family to visit Hani because of long distance. Even when they are able to visit Stewart Detention Center, they can only see him through a glass screen.

  Hani is the sole breadwinner for this family. His detention has created economic hardship, in addition to emotional trauma, for his family. We urge you to join us in demanding an end to Hani’s detention immediately. His family and community need him at home in Coral Springs.

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