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10-Year Old Immigrant Who Was Detained After Surgery is Released

Rosa Maria Hernandez, a girl with cerebral palsy has been released from immigration custody in Texas. 11 days after the Border Patrol apprehended the ambulance she was riding in on her way to emergency gallbladder surgery in a Corpus Christi hospital. She left the detention facility in San Antonio last Friday and has been reunited with her family, but she still faces possible deportation. Her parents brought her across the border illegally from Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, in 2007, when she was 3 months old, seeking better access to medical treatment for her cerebral palsy. Those hopes were realized: A government program for children with special needs has been covering her therapies.

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