Lisa Daftari reports on the complex case of the Mirmehdi brothers from Los Angeles, California, and the dramatic immigration that has forever altered their lives and divided their community.
3 Years in Jail, 0 Charges Filed
The story of the Mirmehdi brothers
By Lisa Daftari, David Eisenberg, Leo Juarez, August 4, 2006
BACKGROUND from ImmigrationOutpost.com:
::: IN THEIR OWN WORDS :::
• Michael Mirmehdi's blog entry
• Mohsen Mirmehdi's blog entry
::: BACKGROUND OF THE CASE :::
• Read a general background of the story.
• Virginia Kice, ICE Regional Communications Director, discusses the Mirmehdi brothers’ alleged affiliation with the Mujahedin-e Khalq organization (MEK) in this video clip.
• Louis Rodi III, the assistant special agent-in-charge who oversees ICE’s national security unit in Los Angeles, says MEK is a terrorist organization in this video clip.
• Niels Frenzen, Director of USC Immigration Clinic & Professor of Law, is representing the Mirmehdi brothers. In this video clip, he says that the government’s allegations against the brothers are outrageous.
• In this video clip, Niels Frenzen says it is likely the Mirmehdis would be tortured in Iran if the United States were to deport them.
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