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Alone and scared: An immigrant’s struggle at Stewart Detention Center

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TRUMP’S AMERICA: Margarito was biking home from work when police pulled him over and gave him a ticket for not having a back light. They demanded to see his ID.

He’d left it at home, so he offered to lead them there. Instead, they aggressively questioned him about his immigration status. After 20 minutes, Margarito decided to say nothing more — he knew he had the right to remain silent.

They handcuffed him and gave him to ICE. He spent six months in an immigration prison until our lawyers could get him out.

Alone and scared: An immigrant’s struggle at Stewart Detention Center

Alone and scared: An immigrant’s struggle at Stewart Detention Center September 30, 2018 Liz Vinson Detention Center Lumpkin, GA Detention Status Released Source Client Margarito Velázquez Galicia had called Phoenix, Arizona, home for 14 years when his life was turned upside down. It began on a Jan…

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