A Year After Being Detained By ICE, Former Houston High School Student Forges His Future

“I don’t know if the next time I go to court, I’m going to be deported.”

By Elizabeth TrovallFebruary 18, 2019 9:30 am, , , ,

From Houston Public Media:

About a year ago, Dennis Rivera was in his final semester at Austin High School, just east of downtown Houston. He was a quiet senior who got good grades and was captain of the soccer team.

Then one day, he lost his temper with a student who had been bullying him for being an immigrant. He pushed her down and ran.

School police took him to jail and Rivera was arrested. Soon after, federal immigration agents showed up.

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