U.S. Army and National Guard veteran Arnold Giammarco recently celebrated a remarkable homecoming with his wife, child, and country after being separated—not by war, but by immigration detention and deportation.
Mr. Giammarco’s story exemplifies the dangers of prolonged immigration detention. Jailed in an immigration prison for 18 months without the right to a bond hearing, he was forced to accept deportation and fight his case while abroad.
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Now a U.S. citizen, Mr. Giammarco is home again. But a happy ending cannot undo the years his wife spent working three jobs to support the family or the trauma his daughter endured without her father.
As people who work closely with detained immigrants, we know that thousands
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