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Clinton calls for people to sign petition to help DACA recipient detained by ICE
Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on Friday solicited signatures for a petition calling for the freeing of a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program recipient detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
The petition focuses on Selene Saavedra Roman, a "Dreamer" who was reportedly brought to the U.S. from Peru when she was 3 years old and was granted legal status under the DACA program.
Roman was released from custody Friday afternoon, according to her lawyer, Belinda Arroyo.
"They just said she's been released," Arroyo said while on a call with The Hill. "Her husband just informed me."
The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, which sponsored the petition with the progressive group MoveOn, said Roman is a flight attendant married to a U.S. citizen. She was detained after arriving back in the U.S. more than a month ago after servicing a flight from Mexico.
"Selene Saavedra Roman is a DREAMer with approved status, no criminal history, and simply doing her job as a certified U.S. Flight Attendant. It is outrageous that she was detained and has been held for over a month with no end in sight. We call on [Homeland Security] Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and ICE Acting Director Ronald D. Vitielloto to immediately release Selene and drop all charges against her," the petition read.
"Immigration hearings are scheduled for next month, but they could end with deportation for someone who has done nothing but follow all of the rules. We demand that Selene immediately be released, reunited with her husband, and all charges against her dropped."
More than 6,300 people had signed the petition, passing the previous goal of 5,000.
Though Clinton has remained mostly out of the public eye since her surprise election defeat in 2016, she has occasionally voiced criticism of the Trump administration, largely over its immigration policies.
Updated: 3:28 p.m.