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Pakistani man ordered to leave US gets 8 months in prison

November 24, 2018

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A Pakistani man who has been ordered to leave the U.S. has been sentenced to eight months in prison.

The Bangor Daily News reports Zafar Iqbal-Khan was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court in Bangor to eight months in prison. Iqbal-Khan was convicted in June of failure to comply with terms of release under supervision after pleading guilty to drunken driving charges and other offenses.

He will face an immigration judge for removal proceedings after he finishes his sentence. Iqbal-Khan has been ordered removed before but the Pakistani government has refused to give him travel documents.

Iqbal-Khan’s attorney, David Bate, has said U.S. immigration officials seized his client’s passport and birth certificate in 2004. According to Bate, Pakistan didn’t give Iqbal-Khan travel documents because he doesn’t have identifying documents.

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Information from: Bangor Daily News, http://www.bangordailynews.com

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