Protesters say they fear detainees will be killed if deported to Iraq.
Faiaza Shamoon of Chicago brought a picture of Jesus and St. Joseph to the rally. Several of her cousins are detainees, she said. Photo by Aileen WIngblad / Digital First Media.
Jacob Elia, 11, of West Bloomfield leads a chant at the rally. Photo by Aileen Wingblad / Digital First Media.
Some 500 rallied outside federal court in Detroit on Wednesday.
Karama Sukkar (left) and Thekra Zora say they support President Trump but aren't in favor of the deportation plan.
Razoula Chouaifati of Warren stands outside the courthouse entrance while people pour in to witness attorneys argue the deportation plan
Lillyana Butris, 12, said her father is a detainee, and that he and the others deserve to stay in the United States. Photo by Aileen Wingblad / Digital First Media.
Cousins Marcella Solaka (left) and Gabriella Petros, both 11, hold a poster in support of Gabriella's father, who is a detainee.
Protesters say the detainees have been in the United States for decades, and have no family, homes or other resources in Iraq.
Jenie Shamoun of Hazel Park was among the estimated 500 who showed up to protest the possible deportation of 114 Iraqis.