Officials estimate there are 30 to 40 thousand undocumented immigrants in Central Ohio who could be spared deportation under President Obama’s reform order.
A federal judge in Columbus has sentenced a Somali immigrant to 10 years in prison for plotting to blow up an Ohio shopping mall. It’s the sentence Nuradin Abdi had accepted as part of a plea deal made in July.<
Federal prosecutors won a guilty plea to terrorism charges from a Somali immigrant in Columbus. The Justice Department accused Nuradin Abdi, 35, of suggesting a plan to attack an unidentified mall during an August 2002 meeting with now-convicted terrorist Iyman Faris and a third suspect, Christopher Paul. Abdi now faces prison time and deportation.