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Statement by County Executive Ike Leggett on the Federal Deportation of County Resident Lizandro Claros Saravia

For Immediate Release: Thursday, August 3, 2017

“I am shocked and dismayed that County resident Lizandro Claros Saravia, a graduate of Quince Orchard High School and college-bound with a soccer scholarship, was detained and has been deported to his native El Salvador by federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

“Instead of focusing ICE resources on those who have committed serious crimes, ICE instead has deported a young man, along with his brother, who by all accounts was talented and hard-working. He fled violence in his native land in search of safety and opportunity in Montgomery County. He found it. But now ICE has sent him right back. This makes zero sense. ICE should be ashamed of itself.”

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Release ID: 17-439
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