Immigration advocates denounce ICE detention of ex-unaccompanied minor on 18th birthday

Immigration rights’ advocates are decrying the transfer of a former unaccompanied minor from a federally run youth center in Los Angeles County to an adult detention facility after U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents took him into custody on his 18th birthday Saturday.

Erik Javier Flores Hernandez fled “death threats” from suspected drug traffickers as well as physical abuse at home in his native Mexico before he crossed the U.

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