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Story of Justice: Roxana

The Immigration Unit’s newest addition, Jonathan Urrutia, spent most of the summer advocating to get his client, a mother of three young children, freed from immigration detention and reunited with her children. 

Roxana was separated from her young U.S. citizen children and detained for over a month by ICE even though she is eligible for a green card. 

She was arrested and turned over to ICE by the Martin County Sheriff when she attempted to pay a traffic ticket in Martin County. Jonathan is fighting to keep her from being deported. As part of this advocacy, he reached out to a local reporter who published a story in the Miami New Times: https://www.miaminewtimes.com/content/printView/10544077

Telemundo aired an interview with Jonathan on August 15. https://www.telemundo51.com/noticias/destacados/Madre-detenida-por-ICE-teme-deportacion-490980511.html

We are thrilled that thanks in large part to Jonathan’s efforts, Roxana was released on August 30. Telemundo documented her reunification with her children. https://www.telemundo51.com/noticias/destacados/Liberan-a-guatemalteca-indocumentada-492143321.html

​*Names have been changed to protect the privacy of our clients.

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