Local Palestinian-American faces prison or deportation

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Radio interview with Rasmea Odeh's attorney, Jim Fennerty, and journalist Maureen Clare Murphy of Electronic Intifada.
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Rasmea Yousef Odeh is a Palestinian-American and associate director of the Arab American Action Network. She’s also a community activist for women’s rights and empowerment issues. Odeh, in her mid-sixties, was arrested at her suburban Chicago home last month by the Department of Homeland Security. She faces ten years in prison and deportation from alleged violations on an immigration application from 20 years ago. Odeh’s attorneys say that her arrest stems, in part, from her outspokenness on Middle East issues. We'll talk with Odeh's attorney, Jim Fennerty, and journalist Maureen Clare Murphy of Electronic Intifada. Murphy has written about Odeh's case and has a personal connection-she was questioned by the FBI and subpoenaed in 2010 concerning allegations of violating a law that bans providing "material support for foreign terror organizations."

Note: Invitations to appear on WBEZ or comment about Ms. Odeh were declined by the FBI, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (I.C.E.) and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Michigan.