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He freaked out thanks to ramen that didn’t meet his standards

Chalk this one up as a true oddity: A Korean businessman was prevented from entering the United States because he apparently pitched a fit after being served ramen during his flight from Korea that didn’t meet his standards. He assaulted a crew member, and was turned over to the authorities as soon as the plane landed.

According to RocketNews24, it all began when the man, who’s reportedly a high-ranking executive at Posco, Korea’s largest iron manufacturer, was served a bowl of ramen on his flight from Seoul to Los Angeles last weekend. He called over a crew member to voice his displeasure, and was promptly brought a new bowl. But this one was too salty and not cooked enough, in his opinion, and that’s when he, who had already complained about crew members bumping into him and the onboard temperature, flipped out. After telling off the crew member, the man allegedly slapped him across the face with a magazine.

After the plane landed, he was handed off to federal authorities, who gave him the option of staying and being arrested or returning immediately to South Korea. He chose the latter option.

While his exact identity is still under wraps, the South Korean online community has widely condemned the man’s actions and will most likely be able to dig it up sooner or later.

But let this serve as a warning: When served shoddy ramen on a plane, don’t slap the crew because of it.


Mexican man charged with raping 13-year-old had 19 deportations, removals

A Mexican man accused of raping a 13-year-old girl on a Greyhound bus that traveled through Kansas had been deported 10 times and voluntarily removed from the U.S. another nine times since 2003, records obtained by the Associated Press show.

Three Republican senators — including Kansas’ Jerry Moran and Pat Roberts — demanded this month that the Department of Homeland Security provide immigration records for 38-year-old Tomas Martinez-Maldonado, who is charged with a felony in the alleged Sept. 27 attack aboard a bus in Geary County. He is being held in the Geary County jail in Junction City, about 120 miles west of Kansas City.

Sen. Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa), chairman of the judiciary committee, co-signed a Dec. 9 letter with Moran and Roberts to Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, calling it “an extremely disturbing case” and questioning how Martinez-Maldonado was able to reenter and remain in the country.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said it has placed a detainer — a request to turn Martinez-Maldonado over to ICE custody before he is released — with Geary County. ICE declined to discuss his specific case beyond its October statement regarding the 10 deportations.

Court filings show Martinez-Maldonado has two misdemeanor convictions for entering without legal permission in cases prosecuted in 2013 and 2015 in U.S. District Court of Arizona, where he was sentenced to serve 60 days and 165 days respectively.

A status hearing in the rape case is scheduled for Jan. 10. Defense attorney Lisa Hamer declined to comment on the charge, but said, “criminal law and immigration definitely intersect and nowadays it should be the responsibility of every criminal defense attorney to know the possible ramifications in the immigration courts.”

Nationwide, 52% of all federal prosecutions in the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30 were for entry or reentry without legal permission and similar immigration violations, according to Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University.

It’s not unusual to see immigrants with multiple entries without legal permission, said David Trevino, a Topeka immigration attorney also representing Martinez-Maldonado. Most of Martinez-Maldonado’s family lives in Mexico, but he also has family in the United States, and the family is “devastated,” Trevino said.

President-elect Donald Trump “can build a wall 100 feet high and 50 feet deep, but it is not going to keep family members separated. So if someone is deported and they have family members here . they will find a way back — whether it is through the air, under a wall, through the coast of the United States,” Trevino said.

He declined to comment on his client’s criminal history and pending charge.

Records obtained by the AP show Martinez-Maldonado had eight voluntary removals before his first deportation in 2010, which was followed by another voluntary removal that same year. He was deported five more times between 2011 and 2013.

In 2013, Martinez-Maldonado was charged with entering without legal permission, a misdemeanor, and subsequently deported in early 2014 after serving his sentence. He was deported again a few months later, as well as twice in 2015 — including the last one in October 2015 after he had served his second sentence, the records show.

ICE said in an emailed statement when it encounters a person who’s been deported multiple times or has a significant criminal history and was removed, it routinely presents those cases to the U.S. attorney’s office for possible criminal charges.

Cosme Lopez, spokesman for the U.S. attorney’s office for the District of Arizona, declined comment on why prosecutors twice dismissed felony reentry after deportation charges against Martinez-Maldonado in 2013 and 2015 in exchange for guilty pleas on misdemeanor entry charges.

Arizona ranks third in the nation — behind only the Southern District of Texas and the Western District of Texas — for the number of immigration prosecutions among the nation’s 94 federal judicial districts for the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, TRAC records show.

Moran told the AP in an emailed statement that the immigration system is “broken.”


Man’s Deportation to Somalia Sets Off a Wave of Concern Over Safety

On the evening of Nov. 2, a young corporate lawyer in New Jersey received a frantic call from a charity client, a 46-year-old Harlem grocery clerk with a history of petty crime. He was in custody on an airplane in Newark on his way to Mogadishu, the capital of his native Somalia, a country so dangerous that to the lawyer's knowledge, no one had been deported there in years.

The courts were closed, and a federal judge who heard an emergency motion the next day ruled that the clerk, Mohamad Rasheed Jama, was already outside United States jurisdiction. So, after a stop in Nairobi, where he was handed over to Kenyans, Mr. Jama stepped off an airplane in Mogadishu -- and into the hands of Islamist militants, who soon accused him of being an American spy and began demanding money.

"They were extremely angry," said his lawyer, Emily B. Goldberg, relating the last frightened call she got from Mr. Jama, who had spent four years in immigration detention in New Jersey awaiting deportation to the land he left at 18. "He asked me if there was anything I could do. I told him in the American system, there was nothing more I could do."

Mr. Jama, whose deportation was based on a 1989 conviction for owning an unlicensed gun, is among the first Somalis to be repatriated against his will since the United States Supreme Court ruled 5 to 4 last year that the lack of a functioning central government in Somalia did not bar such deportations. About 4,000 Somalis nationwide are eligible for immediate deportation under the ruling, which turned on the syntax of a Congressional statute.

The case of Mr. Jama, who has a 9-year-old American daughter in Harlem, highlights issues the nation has wrestled with for decades, such as what to do with deportable immigrants who can neither be detained indefinitely nor safely repatriated, and what should limit the government's discretion to decide their fate.

Conditions in Somalia have worsened in recent months, moving to the brink of an all-out regional war. In June, Mogadishu was seized by Islamic militias suspected of harboring leaders of Al Qaeda. The militias, after routing warlords backed by the United States, began imposing a Taliban-like regime of strict religious courts.

A week before his abrupt departure, Mr. Jama's volunteer lawyers filed a habeas petition on his behalf, arguing that his continued detention in the Middlesex County Jail in New Jersey was unlawful because "it is simply beyond dispute that effecting his removal to Somalia would be impossible."

Michael W. Gilhooly, a spokesman for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, confirmed Mr. Jama's deportation, declining to say whether more were under way. But at a federal appeals hearing in Seattle last month, a Justice Department lawyer said that three people had been deported to Somalia since the Supreme Court ruling, after volunteering.

Because an injunction halting most such deportations was lifted in April, the government lawyer, Greg D. Mack, added, the others would be deported at the discretion of the Department of Homeland Security.

The 28 years Mr. Jama spent in New York hardly prepared him for survival under Islamic fanatics. His job history, detailed in an affidavit, includes three summers as a "jack of all trades" at Jewish youth camps in Orange County, as well as long hours as a counter man in corner stores on upper Lexington Avenue.

His lengthy rap sheet reflects a drinking problem, he said in the affidavit, and his having adapted too well to Harlem's "street culture." Besides a misdemeanor assault and the gun possession, for which he served three years in prison, his offenses include possession of marijuana and selling beer without a license.

But in his old Harlem neighborhood around West 115th Street, he is mainly remembered as a hard worker and good father brought down by alcohol. "He was very cool, a good dude," said Lester Robinson, 26, whose sister, Waldrina Robinson, is the mother of Mr. Jama's daughter, Ashante.

Ms. Robinson, a home attendant, said she ended a five-year relationship with Mr. Jama in 2000, but she spoke warmly of the years after Ashante's birth in 1997, when Mr. Jama changed the baby's diapers, often cared for the girl at the grocery store where he worked, and "gave me every dime" he earned.

"He was a good father -- when he was there," she said.

From the government's perspective, Mr. Jama should have been gone years earlier. In 1978, when Somalia still had a central government, Mr. Jama entered the United States on a one-year visa to work with his father as a security guard at Somalia's Diplomatic Mission to the United Nations.

Left behind at 19, when his father joined his mother in London, Mr. Jama learned English, earned a high school equivalency diploma and became a permanent legal resident under the immigration amnesty enacted by Congress in 1986. But he bought an illegal handgun for protection after a cousin was killed in a robbery, he said, and was arrested for having it after an alcohol-fueled dispute drew the police.

Mr. Jama was ordered deported in 1993. But with no foreseeable chance of deporting him to Somalia, where civil war was raging, the authorities released him under supervision. As was typical at the time, no action was taken when he stopped reporting, even when later infractions led to brief jail time.

After 9/11, attitudes changed. Mr. Jama was picked up in October 2002, as were many other Somalis. But unlike those with comparable records who were provisionally released again when deportations stopped, Mr. Jama had no lawyer until this year. Then the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey took the case and enlisted help from the law firm Gibbons, Del Deo, Dolan, Griffinger & Vecchione.

"I want nothing more from life than to be near Ashante and to be involved in her life on a daily basis once again," Mr. Jama wrote in his affidavit, seeking supervised release to a cousin in Queens who had found him a job in a grocery store. "Although my greatest fear is remaining in immigration detention for the rest of my life and never regaining my freedom, I am also frightened about what could happen if the United States tried to remove me to Somalia."

As a member of the Warsengeli clan, Mr. Jama faces special danger in areas dominated by other clans, including Mogadishu, a Somalia expert wrote in an affidavit. Other affidavits cited the failed deportation of Keyse G. Jama (no relation), the Somali man who had lost the Supreme Court case, only to be rejected at gunpoint at a Somalia airport and sent back to Minneapolis in the spring of 2005. A federal judge outraged at that botched operation ordered the government to "slow down its rush to act" and release him.

Keyse Jama is now in Canada, where he fled in January and applied for political asylum, which is granted to the vast majority of Somali applicants, said David Yerzy, his Toronto lawyer.

In the United States, lawyers for Somalis are asking whether Mr. Jama's deportation signals the start of a mass deportation or a warning to those facing indefinite detention that "if you use habeas, you'll be on the next flight," said Jeffrey Keyes, the Minneapolis lawyer who argued the Supreme Court case.

In Mogadishu, as far as is known, Mr. Jama is just trying to survive.

"The government demonstrated a complete disregard for my client's safety," Ms. Goldberg said. "I strongly believe that Mr. Jama is simply the first of many that will be placed in a similarly dangerous situation."


A Man With Credible Fears For His Life Was About To Be Deported To Jamaica Despite Living In The UK Since He Was 5

Romaine, 24, has lived in the UK since early childhood and came to Britain after his father fled the Caribbean following serious death threats for his police work.

A man who fears his life would be at risk in Jamaica was due to be deported there on a charter flight until getting a last-minute reprieve from the Home Office.

Romaine, 24, has lived in the UK since he was 5 and came to Britain after his father fled following serious death threats for his police work. Romaine considers himself British, says he has no family in Jamaica, and cannot remember living there.

Until Tuesday afternoon, Romaine was expecting to be deported imminently on the next flight. The Home Office changed its position following further legal submissions and inquiries from BuzzFeed News.

His lawyers feared he would be among those on board the Home Office's first mass-deportation flight to Jamaica since the Windrush scandal broke last year. Around 50 people are expected to be removed on a specially booked plane on Wednesday.

The Home Office initially advised Romaine's lawyer that it would not say if he was on Wednesday’s charter flight, which his lawyer took to mean it was likely he was. Later in the day, following BuzzFeed News’ inquiries and the threat of a judicial review, the department cancelled his removal until the submissions have been processed. He is still at risk of deportation.

Romaine is currently in Colnbrook detention centre in Heathrow, where he was taken after serving three years in prison for grievous bodily harm for his role in a fight when he was just 18. The assault took place shortly after what he describes as a racially motivated attack on his father outside a pub.

Romaine says his father arrived home covered in bruises and shaken up, saying he needed to go back to the pub to get stuff back that was stolen from him. It was his father who led the retaliation, coming home, picking up Romaine, and arming himself with a wrench. Romaine said he went with his father out of loyalty and though he also carried a tool, he did not use it. Romaine had no previous convictions.

When sentencing the father and son in January 2016, the judge said: “There is mitigation in terms of what happened to you beforehand, which was clearly wrong."

Romaine had a clean record in prison and probation officers assessed him as no threat to society. Before going to prison he was employed full-time in customer service and did community work with care-leavers. The judge even commented in sentencing remarks “you are clearly a nice young man” and was reluctant to give a harsh sentence.

Romaine's lawyer says the Home Office had not considered the serious risk to his life on returning to Jamaica. In a sworn statement sent to the Home Office, his father says that he left Jamaica in 1993 because of multiple threats to his life and that Romaine is at risk of being killed if he goes back.


Man killed by Arlington police was illegal immigrant wanted for rape

ARLINGTON, Texas - Authorities say the armed fugitive shot and killed by an Arlington police officer Thursday was an illegal immigrant wanted for rape.          

A U.S. Marshal’s Task Force tracked 46-year-old Juan Jimenez-Salas to North Texas after police in Arkansas say he was wanted on 11 felony charges there, including five counts of rape and six counts of indecency with a child.

Jimenez-Salas is an illegal immigrant and had previously been deported before returning to the U.S. at some point.

The alleged victims of sexual assault by the wanted felon were two sisters under the age of 10.

Jimenez-Salas was dating their mother in Arkansas. On Friday, U.S. marshals tracked the GPS on his phone to Tarrant County where local officers conducted that traffic stop.

Three months after a felony arrest warrant was issued in south Arkansas, the search for Jimenez-Salas came to an end on Thursday evening in South Arlington.

Arlington police say a U.S. marshal&aposs task for had been tracking Thursday afternoon when he committed a traffic violation. They say during the traffic stop on the corner of East Pioneer Parkway and Browning Drive, Jimenez-Salas pointed a handgun at an Arlington officer working with the task force who then shot and killed him.

Captain Scott Harwell with the El Dorado Police Department in Arkansas says his detectives had been searching for Jimenez-Salas, an illegal immigrant from Mexico, since November, wanted for five counts of rape and six counts of sexual indecency with a child.

"We lucked up and had a phone number that we were able to track and in that lead gave us information tying us to Arlington, Texas," Capt. Harwell said.

Harwell says their investigation began a few days after Thanksgiving 2020 when a Grayson County father reported that Salas had been sexually abusing his 6- and 8-year-old daughters in both Collin County and El Dorado. He says Jimenez-Salas was the boyfriend of the girl&aposs mother and had been living with her in El Dorado.

"They talked about a trip that they took and the fact that they were at a hotel in McKinney, Texas, when it happened," Harwell said.

Arkansas investigators knew Jimenez-Salas worked as a self-employed handyman and believed he had a sister in the El Dorado area but found no license or addresses. He just has an FBI record indicating he was in the U.S. illegally.

"Approximately 20 years ago, he was arrested on felony charges similar to that on what we have on him in this case now. And he was deported back to Mexico," Harwell said.

It’s unclear when Salas last returned to the United States and what he was doing in Arlington.

Both of the girls are safe and sound living with their father in North Texas. Investigators are not sure where the girls’ mother is right now, but she has been notified that Jimenez-Salas is dead.


Man in U.S. on work visa gets 9 years in prison for sex assault on flight

DETROIT — An Indian man living in the U.S. on a work visa was sentenced to nine years in prison Thursday for sexually assaulting a sleeping woman during an overnight flight to Detroit.

Prabhu Ramamoorthy was in a middle seat sitting next to the victim while his wife was in an aisle seat on a Spirit Airlines flight from Las Vegas last January. The 23-year-old victim said he unzipped her pants, unbuttoned her shirt and molested her with his hands.

Prosecutors asked for a sentence of nearly 11 years, but U.S. District Judge Terrence Berg settled on a nine-year term. He said he hoped it would be “grave enough” to deter others from committing similar crimes.

A jury convicted Ramamoorthy in August. He will be deported to India after serving his sentence.

The victim, a model, declined an opportunity to speak in court. She watched the hearing from the first row with her boyfriend and a support dog.

At trial, she testified that she woke up during the flight and “saw his hands inside me.” She said she felt “petrified, frozen.”


Marine Veteran Is Deported to El Salvador

Jose Segovia-Benitez, who has been convicted of several felonies, was sent out of the United States this week and is now in hiding in El Salvador, his lawyer said.

A Marine Corps veteran who served in Iraq and Afghanistan was deported to El Salvador this week after several failed attempts to stay in the United States, where he had lived since he was 3 and had been convicted of several felonies, his lawyer and immigration officials said.

The case was another chapter in the contentious debate over how the United States’ immigration system handles military veterans who are not citizens and have been convicted of crimes, leaving them open to deportation.

The deported man, Jose Segovia-Benitez, 38, who grew up in Long Beach, Calif., is in hiding in El Salvador after his removal on Wednesday, his lawyer, Roy Petty, said on Thursday night. Mr. Segovia-Benitez’s background in the United States military makes him a target for kidnapping by gangs, Mr. Petty said.

“He’s a Marine,” Mr. Petty said. “He’s tough. He’s been in wors e situations before. He’s in good spirits.”

Lori K. Haley, a spokeswoman for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, declined to answer questions about the case, saying in a statement, “Mr. Segovia-Benitez is a citizen of El Salvador who has repeatedly violated the laws of the United States.”

Mr. Segovia-Benitez was ordered removed in October 2018, and had been held at a detention center in Arizona for about a week before he was deported without advance notice, his lawyer said.

Mr. Segovia-Benitez sustained a brain injury from an explosive device in Iraq and was honorably discharged from the military in 2004 after serving for five years, Mr. Petty said.

“He’s been classified by the V.A. as 70 percent disabled for traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder,” Mr. Petty said, adding that his client had not received sufficient treatment from the Department of Veterans Affairs.

While in the military, Mr. Segovia-Benitez had applied for naturalization, Mr. Petty said, but because of his deployment and his injury, he was unable to complete the process.

Mr. Segovia-Benitez repeatedly ran into legal trouble over the years. His felony convictions included assault with a deadly weapon, false imprisonment and narcotics possession, and he was sentenced to eight years in prison for corporal injury to a spouse.

Mr. Petty said that people with traumatic brain injuries are more likely to act erratically.

Carlos Luna, the president of Green Card Veterans, an organization that works on behalf of veterans who are at risk of deportation or under removal orders, said on Thursday: “The communities where these men and women come from are overpoliced. They are judged more harshly than other Americans.”

He added, “Veterans are no exception to any of these. In fact, we see an increased rate of veterans within our justice system.”

There is little data on how often veterans are deported, Mr. Luna said. The United States Government Accountability Office released a report in June that said ICE had developed policies for handling cases of veterans who are not citizens and may face deportation, but the agency does not consistently adhere to those policies and it does not consistently track the veterans.

Mr. Segovia-Benitez was ordered deported on Oct. 10, 2018, and he appealed his case with the Board of Immigration Appeals, which was denied, ICE said. He also filed two stay requests with the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and those requests were also denied, according to the agency.

Mr. Segovia-Benitez had nearly been deported on Oct. 16 of this year, according to Mr. Petty. He was pulled off a plane bound for El Salvador after his lawyer contacted ICE arguing that his immigration case should be reopened. Mr. Segovia-Benitez was sent to the ICE facility in Arizona, where he was held until Wednesday.

Mr. Segovia-Benitez’s deportation was reported Wednesday by The Orange County Register, which had covered his case extensively.

Efforts to stop Mr. Segovia-Benitez’s deportation had reached Gov. Gavin Newsom of California, who was asked to consider a pardon on an expedited basis, Mr. Petty said, adding that the governor was still weighing it.

Vicky Waters, a spokeswoman for Mr. Newsom, said his office was “unable to discuss individual pardon applications but can assure that each application receives careful and individualized consideration.”

Mr. Segovia-Benitez’s deportation added him to the list of deported people who have made national headlines after being deported to countries they had never visited or had left as children.

Miguel Perez-Montes, an Army veteran who arrived in the United States legally when he was 8 and served two tours of duty in Afghanistan, was deported to Mexico in early 2018 after his application for citizenship was denied because of a 2010 felony drug conviction.

Other deportation stories involving veterans have ended differently. Marco A. Chavez, a Marine veteran who was deported to Mexico in 2002, was allowed to return in 2017.

Mr. Petty said he was still trying to reopen Mr. Segovia-Benitez’s immigration case. “We’re still able to present evidence showing that his life is in danger in El Salvador because of his service in the U.S. Marines,” he said, adding that criminal defense lawyers are also working to reopen his criminal cases.

Mr. Petty said it was “impossible to know” how long it could take to resolve Mr. Segovia-Benitez’s case.

“Immigration could still choose to leave him outside of the country,” he said.


Man Faces Deportation And Prison Time In ‘Brazen’ Sex Assault On US Flight

DETROIT (AP) — Federal prosecutors in Detroit are seeking nearly 11 years in prison for a man convicted of sexually assaulting a sleeping woman while he sat next to his wife during a commercial flight.

Prabhu Ramamoorthy is expected in federal court Thursday in Detroit. He was jailed after being accused of molesting a woman with his hands while she slept on an overnight flight from Las Vegas to Detroit in January.

Ramamoorthy was in a middle seat sitting next to the victim, and his wife was sitting next to the aisle. Prosecutors called it a “brazen” assault.

Defense attorneys are seeking a prison term of less than 10 years, arguing Ramamoorthy’s “life as he knew it is over.”

Ramamoorthy had been in the U.S. on a work visa. He’ll eventually be deported to India because of the conviction.

© 2018 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.


80 Highly Specific Conversation Starters For When You Don’t Want To Talk About Coronavirus

For me, last Thursday marked one full week of social distancing, which meant one full week of talking nonstop about social distancing: how to help people who are suddenly out of work, whether I should decamp to my boomer parents’ house or stay the hell away, and what to cook to spread out my grocery runs as far out as possible. The subtext of each of these conversations is how anxious everyone is about coronavirus.

That anxiety is extremely valid — we’re all feeling it for a reason. But because the pandemic is affecting everyone so radically, it feels impossible to not talk about it. I say, let’s just talk about something else!

Talking about literally anything other than coronavirus can help us reframe our thoughts and cope with this new normal, says Elana Cairo, a licensed clinical psychologist with Alma.

“When we’re thinking about something like the coronavirus … it tends to be worried thoughts about what might happen to us, to our family, to the world. Those kinds of thoughts tend to lead to feelings of anxiety and panic,” Cairo tells Bustle. “With distraction, we can bring ourselves back to the present moment and know that right now, we’re OK.”

To be clear, I’m not advocating for everyone to stick their heads in the sand and ignore the very real dangers this pandemic poses. And many people, especially medical professionals, grocery store employees, or other essential workers, don’t have the option to change the subject. But with estimates that Americans might be social distancing for months, I’m sure lots of us are down to pivot our Zoom convos toward anything — anything! — else.

“It's helpful to commiserate, but only to an extent,” Cairo says. “It's also helpful to know that we can talk and think about other things, too.”

Of course, it’s important to stay informed as the outbreak unfolds, since regulations are still changing day by day. But when you just need to hear about something good, here are 80 conversation starters to turn to, organized by most normal to most weirdly specific.


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