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ACLU: Pedro Guzman going back to Cali

August 7, 2007 |  8:56 am

ACLU of Southern California says [pdf] that Pedro Guzman, the 29-year-old developmentally disabled American citizen mistakenly deported to Mexico in May, has been found. Best wishes to Guzman and his family this happy occasion.

Guzman, a Los Angeles native, was picked up on a trespassing charge by L.A. County Sheriffs, who turned him over to immigration authorities who in turn deported him. He subsequently vanished. As the editorial board weighed in:

What that means is that Guzman's trespass has earned him a sentence of banishment and disappearance, a fate common in third-rate dictatorships but abhorred in civilized nations. And the federal government's response has been to evade responsibility and to refuse the family's pleas for help.

ACLU promises details on Guzman's reappearance at a press conference today at 1 p.m. :

ACLU of Southern California
1616 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026

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