LATINO VOICES
04/15/2013 11:23 am ET

Immigrant Caught In Middle Of Debate Over ICE's Release Of Detainees

Victor Mendoza Medina is back living in New York City six weeks after immigration-enforcement officers gave the Bolivian immigrant some surprising news — after more than three years locked up in a detention facility in Eloy, he was being released.

He still cannot talk about the moment immigration officers told him to pack up his belongings without choking up.

“Believe me,” Medina said, his voice cracking and then a long pause. “I actually cried. Being released after so long. I actually cried ... I was so happy.”

Others weren’t.

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