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Salvadoran Journalist Manuel Durán, Who Spent 15 Months in ICE Jail, Granted Asylum

HeadlineMar 28, 2022

In more immigration news, Salvadoran journalist Manuel Durán has been granted asylum in the U.S. Durán was first arrested in 2018 while covering an immigration rally in Memphis. He was detained for over 15 months. Durán was released from ICE custody in 2019 but continued to face deportation. He’s the founder of the Spanish-language news site Memphis Noticias. Durán has lived in the U.S. since 2006 after fleeing El Salvador.

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