Trading places: Unauthorized immigrant arrested after seeking detained son’s release

Reuters | February 24, 2019

Trading places: Unauthorized immigrant arrested after seeking detained son’s release
The U.S. immigration agents who arrested Armando outside his Ohio home last fall would have had little trouble finding him: He had provided his address and fingerprints weeks earlier in a bid to get his 15-year old son out of government custody. The boy, Bryan, was apprehended in July after fleeing political violence in Nicaragua and crossing the southern border illegally. Armando, who is living in the U.S. illegally, wrestled with the risk of coming forward, especially as he had been deported before.

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