The top federal immigration officer for Montana may soon be resuming his post after more than a half-year suspension.
Supervisory Detention and Deportation officer for the Department of Immigration and Customs Enforcement Bruce Norum, received the suspension for an email he forwarded last September from his work account.
The email contained anti-Muslim sentiments and suggested, among other things, that Muslim-Americans should have to prove their loyalty to the US in a post-9/11 world.
Word of the email spread when Norum sent the message to a Helena immigration attorney who not only represents Muslim clients, but is Pakistani and comes from an Islamic household.
Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce speaks with immigration attorney Shahid Haque-Hausrath about the email and his thoughts on Norum’s reinstatement.