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11-Year-Old American Boy Locked Up in Immigration Jail

August 18, 2014 (1 min read)

"An 11-year-old boy — one of hundreds who have been shuttled to an immigration detention facility in the middle of the New Mexican desert — was released this week after it was discovered that he is a U.S. citizen, according to the child's attorney.  The boy spent more than a month at the detention center in Artesia, N.M., before an immigration attorney who happened to be visiting the facility discovered his status last week.  The child, whose father is a U.S. citizen, had migrated from Central America with his mother before both were detained.  "I don't think they asked him the right questions," said the boy's attorney, Stephen Manning. "He should never have been there." " - Cindy Carcamo, Aug. 14, 2014.