Source: Miami Herald
Weeks after “The Infiltrators,” a documentary exposing injustices at a South Florida for-profit immigration detention center, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, Claudio Rojas— the film’s inside source— was arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Florida during his annual visa check-in.
Records show Rojas remained detained at Krome Detention Center in South Miami-Dade as of Sunday. His attorneys say he was apprehended on Wednesday without cause and is now facing immediate deportation.
Rojas— an Argentine immigrant turned fiery activist who has made national headlines over the last decade — became a gold mine of information to the National Immigrant Youth Alliance after he was first detained by ICE in 2010 for overstaying his visa. He lives in Miramar, Florida with his wife and two adult children.
Filmmakers say the 53-year-old leaked the complex workings of the Broward Transitional Center, a for-profit institution that detained hundreds of immigrants without trial. The Broward facility serves as a holding space for impending deportations of immigrants who enter into the country illegally.
Read the story at the Miami Herald.
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