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Congressman Tim Ryan

Representing the 13th District of Ohio

Congressman Tim Ryan Announces Stay of Deportation for Amer Othman

January 4, 2018
Press Release

Youngstown, OH – Congressman Tim Ryan today announced the stay of deportation for Youngstown business owner Amer “Al” Othman. Amer had previously been ordered to leave the country on Sunday, January 7th.

“I am happy to announce that our friend Amer’s deportation has been postponed. We will continue to fight for Amer to stay in Youngstown – his home. Today, good sense won out, and more details about Amer’s case will be released as they become available. I will continue to advocate for all the other Amers who are contributing to our country, all the young DREAMers fighting to remain in the only nation they’ve ever known, and a comprehensive fix to our broken immigration system,” said Rep. Tim Ryan 

Beginning in 2013, Tim Ryan has introduced legislation (termed a “private bill”) that prevents the deportation of Amer “Al” Othman and grants him legal status. Although those bills did not become law, the Department of Homeland Security has had a policy of not deporting people who are the subjects of pending legislation.  President Trump changed this policy and then his administration moved to deport Amer, who has lived in this country since he was 19 years old.