A recent story in San Diego Union Tribune outlines the risks of helping the US government, hoping to get protection in return. The story of a Nigerian immigrant that tried to work with the system
“This is a man who assisted the United States government as an informant, helping them prosecute drug-related crimes, and in so doing, he has put his life at complete risk. We believe that creates an obligation on the part of the United States to protect him,” said Meetali Jain, an attorney at the American University Washington College of Law International Human Rights Law Clinic.
Enwonwu, 58, has spent about five of the last 11 years in detention while fighting his deportation order. His legal appeals all but exhausted, he now is asking to be spared on humanitarian grounds.