According to a report just published on the web by Dallas Morning News reporter Frank Trejo, Salaheddin Ibrahim has been placed under a $30,000 bond by a Dallas immigration judge, making him subject to another month of prison.
Also see the report from WFAA stating that the family has raised the money, but the government will fight immediate release.
The WFAA report also references a new study of immigrant detention that reports wrongful dentention is a pattern.
And don’t forget what President Bush said in his State of the Uni*n Address last month, because it is always instructive to see how he translates his words into executive-branch action:
Free people are not drawn to violent and malignant ideologies — and most will choose a better way when they’re given a chance. So we advance our own security interests by helping moderates and reformers and brave voices for democracy. The great question of our day is whether America will help men and women in the Middle East to build free societies and share in the rights of all humanity. And I say, for the sake of our own security, we must. (Applause.)
Has the President already decided that his words, when applied to Dallas, Texas, are “unrealistic”?–gm