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Manuel was transferred to Etowah Detention Center in Alabama on February 14, 2019.

On February 20, 2019, the U.S. Attorney General entered a motion to remand Manuel’s appeal to the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA). The motion was granted for further proceedings and is to include issues raised in the petition for review. Manuel has been detained since April 3, 2018, when the Memphis Police arrested him while covering a local community action during MLK’s assassination commemoration. We believe it was not a coincidence he was the only journalist arrested that day. Manuel was held for ICE for two days by the Shelby County Sherrif’s Office after his bond had been paid in full.

Where we’re at Today

Manuel was transferred to Etowah Detention Center in Alabama on February 14, 2019.

On February 20, 2019, the U.S. Attorney General entered a motion to remand Manuel’s appeal to the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA). The motion was granted for further proceedings and is to include issues raised in the petition for review. Manuel has been detained since April 3, 2018, when the Memphis Police arrested him while covering a local community action during MLK’s assassination commemoration. We believe it was not a coincidence he was the only journalist arrested that day. Manuel was held for ICE for two days by the Shelby County Sherrif’s Office after his bond had been paid in full.

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