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Eight Families Swept up in Immigration Raids Released, While 30 Other Mothers Issue Plea for Freedom

Two mothers from Honduras and six from El Salvador, along with their children, were finally released from family detention centers in the past several days. These families were among those swept up in immigration raids in early January after the Obama Administration claimed their legal avenues had been exhausted.

When the families rounded up in the immigration raids arrived at a detention center in Dilley, Texas, the CARA Family Detention Pro Bono Project quickly filed appeals. CARA secured temporary stays of removal from the Board of Immigration Appeals for these eight who were released, plus four other families still being detained. The 12 mothers and their children, who fled Central America, have been given a stay from deportation as they continue to fight their asylum cases.

Full coverage of this issue is on the website of the American Immigration Council.

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