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Young mother with brain tumor to be released by ICE

A young mother with a brain tumor is set to be released by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), according to a press release from Amnesty International.

As we previously reported, Sara Beltran Hernandez was picked up by ICE at a Texas hospital, where doctors had told Beltran Hernandez that she had a brain tumor. Officials from ICE said that she was stable and  that her doctors were voluntarily releasing her into their custody. They then took her to the Praireland Detention Center, a private immigrant detention facility operated by the for-profit prison company Emerald Corrections.

Following a mobilization and campaign by Amnesty International, ICE released Beltran Hernandez. She will be permitted to live with her family in New York as she receives treatment for her brain tumor and her asylum case move forward. Eric Ferrero, of Amnesty International USA, said, "Sara and her family are overjoyed that she will finally be able to be with her loved ones and receive medical care after being unjustly detained for over 400 days."  


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