By adamg on Thu, 12/21/2017 - 12:49pm
Students and teachers at the Boston Community Leadership Academy in Hyde Park have started raising funds for an 18-year-old student who is now behind bars at a Suffolk County jail as ICE attempts to boot him from the country.
The money would go towards a bond to help free him while he fights deportation and for the lawyers he'd need.
His mother sent him to the U.S. to escape violence in his home country of Guatemala. Since his arrival in the U.S., Marvin has maintained excellent attendance in school and worked very hard to improve his English skills. He has built many great relationships with his peers and teachers in school. Marvin is also an active member of his church community.
He was detained last month at work, not school, a supporter says.
Separately, an MIT janitor who has been in ICE custody since July should be released Friday as he appeals his deportation order.