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USA: Maura is free from immigration detention

Index Number: AMR 51/4442/2021

Maura, a transgender woman originally from Nicaragua, has spent half her life living in the United States, where she sought safety after experiencing relentless gender-based violence while living in Mexico. After a legal incident, authorities detained and threatened to deport her. She spent over two years at an immigration detention facility in California, where she experienced abuse and a lack of adequate medical care. On 2 July 2021, immigration authorities released Maura.

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