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We are raising money to pay for legal defense as well as medical bills associated with my detention and attempted deportation.

On January 14, 2011, approximately 15 Homeland Security Agents apprehended and wrongfully detained Abdelkader Khaldi from his home in Roanoke, TX. They held him captive in detention centers for 15 months. During that time he was transferred away from his family and friends near Dallas to facilities as far away as Alabama. While detained, he followed the orders and regulations set by Homeland Security and was none the less denied rights to health, dental and medical exams, and was denied every opportunity to appeal his case in Federal Court.

Abdelkader, his family calls him Abdel or Abby, is originally from Morocco. He was raised in Tangiers and as a young man worked for the Peace Corps and the U.S. Embassy as a translator and project manager. Abdel met and married an American Peace Corps Volunteer and moved to America, becoming a permanent United States resident in 1974. He enjoyed the restaurant business and eventually managed several restaurants in the Dallas area as well as various country clubs.

Unfortunately, due to lack of health evaluations while detained, Abdel is experiencing deteriorating health conditions and increasing medical bills from pre-existing injuries. Detention facilities are required to ensure the health and well being of their detainees. It's tremendously unfortunate that Abdel was denied the medical services that he required while being detained. Although he continues to stay positive and active with his children and grandchild, the costs of his medical and dental needs are becoming more and more insurmountable.

Abdel wishes to convey that his story is not singular as a detainee of Homeland Security. While detained, he met and befriended many, many others with stories very similar to his. The reasons for detention seemed questionable, and the health and medical services rendered are inadequate, if nonexistent.

Abdel is grateful for all who read and share in his story. Any contributions toward assistance with his medical and legal bills would be sincerely appreciated.
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