Adelante Alabama Worker Center push for release of board member detained by ICE

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) – Adelante Alabama Worker Center held a press conference Tuesday to discuss the “cruel and unnecessary detention” of their Board member and local activist, Marcos Baltazar.

Marcos and his son Juan were detained by ICE agents and now activists and fellow board members are calling for their release.


Activists with the Adelante Alabama Worker Organization say Marcos was apprehended when he went to check-in.

Marcos and his son moved to the U.S. 3 years ago when his wife and twin sons died in Guatemala as he and his family were working to escape the conditions in Guatemala.

According to reports, Marcos and his son were detained because he is no longer 18 and is no longer a minor.

The group unites Day laborers, domestic workers to defend their rights and pursue justice.

WATCH: Adelante Alabama Worker Center holds a press conference to discuss the “cruel and unnecessary detention” of their Board member and local activist

Adelante Alabama Worker Center holds a press conference to discuss the "cruel and unnecessary detention" of their Board member and local activist

Adelante Alabama Worker Center holds a press conference to discuss the "cruel and unnecessary detention" of their Board member and local activist, Marcos Baltazar and his son Juan, who were taken by ICE. Marcos and his son moved to the U.S. 3 years ago when his wife died in Guatemala. According to reports, Marcos and his son were detained because he is no longer 18 and is no longer a minor.

Posted by CBS 42 on Tuesday, August 27, 2019
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