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U.S.-Born Citizen Who Was in Immigration Detention for 3 Weeks Has Been Released

A high school student who was born in Dallas and is a US citizen was released from ICE custody on Tuesday after spending three weeks behind bars, his lawyer told CNN.

Word spread of the teen’s detention after the Dallas Morning News first reported it Monday. Immigrant rights advocates pointed to the case as a sign that US immigration authorities are going too far as they crack down on illegal immigration.

US Customs and Border Protection and Immigration and Customs Enforcement haven’t responded to CNN’s requests for comment on the case.

Read more at CNN

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