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Legal Resident Freed From ICE After Jaywalking Arrest

City officials admitted Javier Castillo Maradiaga’s arrest and transfer to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody was a mistake

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After being arrested nearly 15 months ago for jaywalking in the Bronx, Javier Castillo Maradiaga, a legal U.S. resident, will finally be released from a New Jersey detention center on a federal judge’s order. City officials admitted Maradiaga’s arrest and transfer to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody was a mistake after advocates fought for months for his release. Officials said an internal Correction Department inquiry discovered the mistake was made by one employee who was suspended and transferred to another unit. City records show the Department of Correction gave over 20 people to ICE since July 2019. The New York Times

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