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Revered imam to face deportation charges again
Eight years after a judge ruled in his favor, a revered Paterson cleric will return to court on Monday to once again fight deportation as federal authorities pursue allegations that he lied on his green card application about a conviction by Israeli authorities.
Imam Mohammad Qatanani, spiritual leader of the Islamic Center of Passaic County, known as a voice of moderation in New Jersey, broke the news to his congregation at services at the mosque Friday afternoon.
"I know that justice will prevail and that everything will be in the right way. I believe in the judicial system in this country," Qatanani said.
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