FBI Interviewing Detroit-Area Iraqis
Reported by Heather Catallo
Federal agents are gathering information in the fight against Saddam and tracking down individuals in the Detroit area who may pose a threat.
The FBI is still continuing their voluntary interviews with people of Iraqi descent in Detroit and there is still a national search that is going on for a suspected terrorist.
The federal government is still hunting for Adnan G. El Shukrijumah. Sources told ABC News, the FBI believes the 27-year-old is a member of al-Qaeda and may be planning an attack against the U.S.
While federal agents search for him, the security watch in Detroit continues. The Bureau of Immigration and Custom Enforcement has been conducting an operation for 96 hours. The ice agents, as they are called, have questioned more than 50 Iraqis in the Detroit area.
Most of the Iraqis have been briefly detained for administrative reasons, such as improper documentation or being out of status.
According to the Department of Homeland Security, only one man has been kept in custody because of unrelated criminal offenses.
Agents have fewer than 200 Iraqi illegals left to contact. Most of the illegals who have been questioned and released have been given court dates to return to immigration court for a status review. They may not be able to stay in this country.