We posted September 2 an appeal from Change.org about our gay brother Miguel Caceres being held in Federal detention. The article titled ICE Let Our Brother Go can be read HERE, The following update on Miguel’s case came in today and is printed as was stated.
Good news: Just weeks after you signed a petition calling for his freedom, Miguel Caceres has been released from prolonged federal detention.
Miguel endured beatings and death threats in his home country of Honduras because he is gay. He came to the United States hoping for a better life, but instead found himself thrown in an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention center. Even after a judge ruled that Miguel would not be sent back to Honduras, ICE continued to detain him without reason.
But then more than 11,000 Change.org members — including you — spoke up. And now Miguel is free.
“I am very happy,” Miguel says. “I didn’t think I was going to be able to get out [of detention]. There’s nothing like freedom. Thank you to everyone who supported me.”
The good folks at Heartland Alliance’s National Immigrant Justice Center got the ball rolling for Miguel by starting a petition on Change.org, and with your help, Miguel is a free man.