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Asylum Seeker Reunited with Family from Efforts of U of I Immigration Law Clinic

January 04, 2021

This article written by Rachel Spacek appeared in the Idaho Press on Dec. 25.

BOISE — Until earlier this month, a Guatemalan woman had been separated from her four children for more than three years. She spent over a year in the Northwest detention center in Tacoma, after she was detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement at the U.S. and Mexico border. The woman, whose name is being withheld due to dangers in Guatemala, crossed the border, fleeing extreme violence in her home country to be reunited with her four children. She struggled, alone, through the immigration court system until her case was picked up by the University of Idaho immigration law clinic. Read more.

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