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.