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Mon Nov 4, 2019, 12:13 AM

ICE continues to detain gay asylum-seeker without review, going against federal ruling

Under the Trump Administration, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency has enjoyed the liberty to ignore rules and laws as they please, more than ever in its 16-year history.

In their latest blatant disregard for American legal procedure, it has been reported that the enforcement agency is detaining Darwin Garcia Portillo, a gay man who came to seek asylum from Honduras, without legal reasoning.

Out first reported on Portillo’s story earlier this week, after talking with Portillo’s “life partner”, Oscar Juarez Hernandez, and the Bobb family, their sponsors in Colorado.

Facing homophobia and threats of violence, Darwin Portillo and Oscar, 19, decided to flee for their safety along with Darwin’s 16 year old brother, who he was the sole caretaker of. Oscar reported that gangs had killed other gay and trans people in the area and had told LGBT people in the community, ‘Get out or we will kill you.’

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