Kaptur helps secure the release of three women being detained at ICE facility in Michigan, reuniting them with their families after weeks of separation

June 22, 2018
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), Dean of the Ohio Delegation, in coordination with Advocates for Basic Legal Equality (ABLE), today secured the release of three women, all mothers, who were being detained after the immigration raid in Sandusky. The women were held at the federal immigration detention center in Calhoun County, Michigan until being released to electronic monitoring today while they await upcoming legal proceedings.  All three have U.S. citizen children and have long-standing ties to the community.  

“I am very pleased we were able to reunite these women with their families while they await their upcoming legal proceedings,” said Kaptur. “I call on this Administration to stop these barbaric tactics and stop separating working families. Meanwhile, we continue our work to ensure that these individuals receive proper legal representation and basic care.”

On Monday, June 18, Kaptur met with 30 women being detained at the federal facility in Michigan after the greenhouse raid in Sandusky. Read more about that visit here.

Also, watch Kaptur’s floor speech this week regarding the recent immigration raids in Ohio. (link)