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Family pleas for help for man scheduled to be deported

The man was reportedly put on a plane headed to Somalia.

Posted: Thu Dec 07 15:59:11 PST 2017
Updated: Thu Dec 07 15:59:11 PST 2017

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an owatonna man who was arrested by immigration and customs enforcement in october was scheduled to be deported to somalia this morning - according to his wife. kimt news three's deedee stiepan has been looking into this story - she joins us live in the rochester studio with what we know.xxx help for somali-lvo-2 amy - marissa abdi took to facebook to plea for help after learning her husband mohamed abdi was scheduled to be on a flight to somali this morning... i've reached out to marissa directly and through others and was told that she's not ready to speak to the media on the matter just yet. help for somali-lvo-1 help for somali-lvo-3 this is what she posted on facebook yesterday. she says mohamed has been detained since his arrest and that she and her children have not been allowed to see him in person. according to marissa - her husband has no criminal history - has always had a job and pays taxes. she expressed concern about his safety saying - quote - my biggest fear is that he will be killed as soon as the plane lands. my husband is of christian faith and the other immigrants on the flight do not approve of that. we were not able to confirm that mohamed was in fact on the flight that left for somalia this morning. i did reach out to a local representative of the council on american islamic relations who told me the organization has offered to assist the family in any way they can. calls to the st. paul i-c-e office have not been returned. live in the rochester studio - deedee stiepan - kimt news 3. / thank you deedee. stay with kimt as we continue to follow this developing story. /