Baltimore: ICE May Deport Salvadoran Activist Who Resisted Racial Profiling

HeadlineJan 09, 2019
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In Baltimore, ICE agents have detained Salvadoran immigrant rights activist Roxana Orellana Santos after a routine check-in and might be preparing to deport her. Santos had previously sued Frederick County for civil rights violations and racial profiling after she was arrested while eating lunch on a curb in 2008. A Maryland court later found that Santos’s right against unreasonable searches and seizures had been violated. Santos has been in the U.S. for over a decade after fleeing violence in El Salvador. She has four children living in the U.S.

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