News Story (Florida)
October 26, 2017
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Organizations mentioned/involved: Advocacy Partners Team (FL), VIDA Legal Assistance
Since her detention four months ago, lawyers for two non-profit organizations have been trying to win her release while her labor exploitation case is pending. But an immigration judge had repeatedly denied bond, ruling that she is a flight risk because of a theft accusation pending in Miami — filed by the family that once employed her.
In August, the Department of Labor issued a ruling that certified that Ana was indeed the victim of “a severe form of human trafficking.”