ICE Arrests Teen Hours Before His Prom
EXCERPT: Huffington Post
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials detained a Westchester County, New York, teenager on Thursday, the morning of his high school prom and days before his graduation.
Diego Ismael Puma Macancela, 19, fled Ecuador with his mother in 2014 because of gang violence, NBC 4 New York reported. He is now a senior at Ossining High School and was set to graduate on June 17.
Puma Macancela’s mother was detained on Wednesday, prompting him to flee to his cousin’s apartment. ICE officials showed up at the apartment the next day and arrested him.
“He didn’t do anything wrong, he was just doing the best he could for his future,” his cousin, Gabriela Macancela, told NBC.