Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Undocumented Immigrant Freed By ICE In Texas And Heading Back To Family In Illinois

Immigrant busted by police for traffic violation in Illinois and then transferred to Texas by U.S. ICE for lack of space at detention center is freed.

By H. Nelson Goodson
February 16, 2011

Rockford, Illinois - On Wednesday, Jesus Vargas, an immigration rights activist in Chicago announced that Julio Cesar, who was arrested during a traffic violation by police and then reported to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has been released in Texas. Cesar was freed around 4:30 p.m. and was taken to a nearby Greyhound bus station for his returned trip to Rockford.
Vargas wrote through an e-mail, that Attorney Juan M. Solis had secured Cesar's released. Solis has been instrumental in getting other undocumented detainees released, according to Vargas.
Last week, Cesar had been transferred to Texas by ICE due to lack of space at detention centers in Chicago or in the Midwest.
ICE has yet to comment about overcrowding and alleged over capacity at detention centers at Dodge County in Wisconsin and the Midwest.

Related article: Overcrowding At ICE Midwest Detention Centers Results In Transferring Of Illegal Immigrants With Minor Violations To Texas

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