Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Friend: 2 Palestinians Held in El Paso.(Journal North)

Byline: Jeremy Pawloski Journal Staff Writer

Brothers Operate Stores in Santa Fe

A friend of two Palestinian brothers who were detained by federal immigration officials Tuesday after the feds shut down their Santa Fe jewelry stores said Wednesday that the two are being held in El Paso.

The friend, Sam Ghazzawi, a U.S. citizen of Palestinian descent, said the two brothers who were being detained are Fayez and Mohammed Manasara.

Ghazzawi said he believes the brothers are two of six local men of Arab or Muslim descent who are being detained by federal immigration officials.

Ghazzawi said that he fears that one of the two brothers, Mohammed Manasara, will be deported because he is no longer married. …

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