Protesters Seek Release of MIT Janitor

Dozens of people gathered at the Suffolk County House of Corrections to protest the detainment of MIT janitor, Francisco Rodriguez on Thursday. Rodriguez has been detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement since July 13 after he was denied a “stay of removal,” which is a temporary postponement that prevents the Department of Homeland Security from carrying out an order of removal.

Rodriguez was not allowed to be with his wife during the birth of his son last Monday. Frank Soults, a spokesman from Rodriguez’s union, spoke out against his

Immigrant Arrests
Immigration arrests under Trump administration. Source: Washington Post

detainment, “He represents what we think is happening with the Trump administration.” Since coming to office, the number of immigration arrests has increased by nearly 40% with more than 40,000 detained for suspicion of being in the country illegally.

Source: Boston Globe

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