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ICE Rips 9-Year-Old Haitian Boy from His Older Brother, Before Deporting 19-Year-Old

HeadlineJan 20, 2021

In immigration news, a 9-year-old boy from Haiti is being held by Immigration and Customs Enforcement after he was separated from his 19-year-old brother when the pair were detained at the San Francisco International Airport Sunday — despite having U.S. visas. ICE is transferring the boy into a government facility for unaccompanied children, and his family reportedly does not know his whereabouts. The older brother, 19-year-old Christian Laporte, is a student at Diablo Valley College in the Bay Area and has a student visa, but was nonetheless deported to Mexico Tuesday before returning to Haiti. Customs and Border Protection alleges Laporte was missing a document proving his student status, and that his younger brother had previously attended elementary school in California, a violation of his tourist visa.

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