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ICE Releases Asylum Seeker in Texas to Seek Medical Treatment

HeadlineMar 03, 2017

In an update to a story we reported on Thursday, ICE has released a 26-year-old Salvadoran asylum seeker who was removed from a Texas hospital in handcuffs and taken back to a private jail after she had been diagnosed with a brain tumor. On Thursday, Sara Beltran Hernandez was granted a $15,000 bond, and her family raised the total sum to secure her freedom. Beltran issued a statement thanking supporters who made calls for her release, saying, “I can now get the medical care I need and be reunited with my family.”

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