Yale student fights against his mom’s possible deportation

CLAUDIA TORRENS Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — A Yale University graduate student is constantly watching his phone as he waits for news on his mother, who is detained and could be deported to Honduras, a country where he says she won’t get the medical treatment she needs as a survivor of stage-four cancer. Cristian Padilla Romero, a 24-year-old doctoral student, created an online petition asking for Immigration and Customs Enforcement to release his mother, and raised more than $39,000 through a crowdfunding campaign for her legal and medical needs. His mother, Tania Romero, has been in a Georgia detention center since mid-August. “She is not doing well. We are asking for her release so she can see a doctor,” said Padilla Romero. An ICE spokesperson said that due to privac
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