Friday, November 3, 2017

Child With Cerebral Palsy Detained by Border Agents After Surgery Reunited With Family

November 3, 2017
Inga Sarda-Sorensen, ACLU National, 347-514-3984,
Stephen Wilson, ACLU of Texas, 713-325-7010,

SAN ANTONIO — The federal government has released 10-year-old Rosa Maria Hernandez. The American Civil Liberties Union brought a lawsuit seeking to release her from government custody and reunite her with her family.

“Rosa Maria is finally free. We’re thrilled that she can go home to heal surrounded by her family's love and support,” said Michael Tan, staff attorney with the ACLU’s Immigrants’ Rights Project. “Despite our relief, Border Patrol’s decision to target a young girl at a children’s hospital remains unconscionable. No child should go through this trauma and we are working to make sure it doesn’t happen again.”[…]

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