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FARAZ HAS BEEN RELEASED! #FARAZISFREE
Student in detention is now free and will fight his case
[Houston, TX] On Thursday August 2, 2018 at 9:00am at FIEL Headquarters (6610 Harwin #238 Houston, TX 77036) Faraz Hussain, his family, and supporters will gather to tell the tale of his ordeal and the weeks he spent in detention. We will also be requesting for the government to stay his removal . FIEL spokespeople and the Hussein Family will be available for comment.
On July 3rd, 2018, Mohammad Sarfaraz Hussain was arrested by TSA and placed in an ICE detention center. He is here on a student visa. TSA officer threatened to deport his family and forced him to sign a paper that relinquished his rights and was sent to an ICE detention center. He was being held there until he underwent a credible fear test. He has undergone the ttest and was released late Tuesday night. Mr Faraz will now continue to fight his case in hopes of remaining in the country.
"We are happy that Mr Faraz has been released but we all understand that he now faces a long legal road ahead of him. We do not know what will happen next but we will continue to stand by the family in the process. It is important to point out that Mr Faraz was her eon a student visa at the time of his detention and it was at officer discretion that we has detained. We stand by our Muslim brother and will fight for all communities facing immigration uncertainty. " – Cesar Espinosa Executive Director FIEL
FIEL: Immigrant Families and Students in the Struggle is an organization that advocates for just laws for immigrant families, access to higher education for all people regardless of immigration status and for the rights of all people in unjust situations.