Iraqi man facing deportation from US seeks refuge

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(14 Jul 2017) An Iraqi man who fled to the US during the Gulf War and trained tens of thousands of American soldiers is facing deportation orders that could lead to his death in his homeland, his supporters say.
Kadhim Al-bumohammed, 64, decided to seek refuge Thursday inside a New Mexico church.
He announced through his attorney that he would defy a federal immigration order to appear for a hearing where he was expected to be detained over two misdemeanor domestic-violence convictions in California.
“After consulting with his family, and with other members of the faith community, (Al-bumohammed) has chosen to seek sanctuary with the faith community”, Rebecca Kitson, his lawyer, said a cheering crowd outside Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) offices in Albuquerque.
Immigration officials typically don’t make deportation arrests in churches and other “sensitive areas” such as schools and churches.
An ICE spokeswoman did not immediately return an email from The Associated Press seeking comment.
Al-bumohammed, who arrived as a refugee in the early 1990s, worked as a linguist contractor with all four branches of the US military from 2004 to 2009 in Fort Irwin, California.
Al-bumohammed trained tens of thousands of soldiers in his five years and earned more than 15 medals for his service, Kitson said.
He fled following the first US war with Iraq with Saddam Hussein still in power because he feared persecution for assisting US-led coalition forces.
Supporters say the father of four US children will face death if he’s deported because of his connection to the US military.
His case has drawn support from religious leaders, immigrant advocates and US military veterans who have attended rallies and events on his behalf.
His daughter, Courtney Al-bumohammed, 17, said that for now she was happy that her father wouldn’t be detained and leave her family.
Al-bumohammed is one of the 1,400 Iraqis under deportation orders in the US.
Some, like Al-bumohammed, have faced the orders for years because they committed crimes.
His convictions involved his ex-wife and he later won full custody of his children.
A federal judge this week halted the deportation of Iraqi nationals like Al-bumohammed, including many Christians fearing persecution, while courts review the orders to remove them from the US.

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Sun Dog Live at Sister Bar 5 20 2015 , Albuquerque, NM

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Sun Dog plays the end of “Moot Point” into “Walk My Way” off of their debut LP “Just A Dream”.

City of Espanola, Official Best of New Mexico 2009

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Discover the diverse history of the Official Best Small Town in New Mexico for 2009! Española offers great sightseeing activities where you can explore the towns rich history and modern charm.

Rattlesnake Museum! Route 66 in Old Town Albuquerque

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LIVE RATTLESNAKES EVERYWHERE! Welcome to ALBUQUERQUE NEW MEXICO, Home of Route 66, Another Randomland Adventure, and, it turns out, the WORLD’S LARGEST RATTLESNAKE COLLECTION at the American International Rattlesnake Museum in Old Town Albuquerque new mexico, within a few yards of Iconic Central Avenue, aka Route 66! From Rattlesnakes to ancient Churches we hit the road for Adventure in the Southwest!

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Cops: Teen went to church after killing family

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New Mexico police and members of Nehemiah Griego’s church describe how close they came to becoming the next Newtown. For more CNN videos, check out or visit our site at

Las Cruces police shoot suspected truck thief

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A law enforcement team is investigating an officer involved shooting in Las Cruces. It happened just as Officer Jose Chavez’s memorial was wrapping up there Sunday evening. – Source:

Senator Bob Bartlett and Senator Clinton Anderson discuss the 1964 earthquake

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Clip of Senator Bob Bartlett interviewing Senator Clinton P. Anderson of New Mexico. Filmed in the the Senate Recording Studio. The two senators discuss President Johnson’s Federal Reconstruction and Development Planning Commission for Alaska, which coordinated federal relief efforts in Alaska following the 1964 Good Friday earthquake.
(B&W/Sound/16mm film)

This sequence is an excerpt of AAF-6086 from the Bartlett collection held by the Alaska Film Archives, a unit of the Alaska and Polar Regions Collections & Archives Department in the Elmer E. Rasmuson Library, University of Alaska Fairbanks. For more information please contact the Alaska Film Archives.

Stolen valor will be illegal in New Mexico starting July 1

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Starting on Sunday, hundreds of bills that were passed during this year’s legislative session will finally become laws. One of those bills will make it a crime to fake being a veteran. – Source:

Part 2 of 3 HELP!!! Has anyone seen Hieroglyphs like these in the United States

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Some say these were left by the Knights Templar others say they have to do with the KGC treasure, and still others say they are treasure symbols left by the Spanish. Any help on what these could be would be appreciated.
Louis Osmer and Diana Bender share their story of finding these strange hieroglyphs neatly carved into a cliff wall.
Louis goes into some great critical thinking concerning these hieroglyphs and tells a lot of other great stories to go along with them along the way.
I could listen to Louis all day, he has a lot of great stories. There has been 30 of these types of hieroglyphs found through out the Western United States. But to-date there hasn’t been any found east of the rocky mountains or any in Washington or Oregon or Montana, I think there has to be some in these areas.

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Top 20 Things To Do In Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Here are top 20 things to do in Albuquerque, New Mexico
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1. Sandia Peak Tramway –
2. Visit New Mexico Museum Of Natural History And Science –
3. Learn About The History Of Albuquerque –
4. Enjoy The San Felipe De Neri Church –
5. See Over 15,000 Historic Petroglyphs –
6. Go Fishing At Tingley Beach –
7. Watch A Show At The Haunted Kimo Theatre –
8. Albuquerque Aquarium –
9. Get Educated At The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center –
10. Take The Kids To Explora –
11. Meet The Animals At Rio Grande Zoo –
12. See Albuquerque From A Hot Air Balloon –
13. Ride The Rides At Cliff’s Amusement Park –
14. Cheer On The Albuquerque Isotopes –
15. Spend A Night At Hotel Andaluz –
16. Preserve The Hispanic Culture Of Albuquerque –
17. Explore The ABQ BioPark –
18. Shop Till You Drop At The Coronado Center –
19. American International Rattlesnake Museum –
20. Learn About Culture At The Maxwell Museum Of Anthropology –
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Bonita Park 2012

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Calvary Chapel Youth Groups from Edgewood, Estancia, and Rio Rancho New Mexico. This group was one of the last before the Little Bear fire in June of 2012. One week later and we would have been evacuated.

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