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Salvadoran woman who won civil right suit in Maryland released from ICE custody

Salvadoran woman who won civil right suit in Maryland released from ICE custody

A Salvadoran woman who won a civil rights lawsuit against Frederick County has been released from the custody of immigration officials after being unexpectedly detained in January during a routine check-in.

Roxana Orellana Santos was released Monday evening after she was detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, despite a judge’s order for her to remain in the United States amid mediation for her 2009 civil rights suit, according to officials with CASA, a nonprofit organization that provided her with legal assistance.

“She is now at home with...

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