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With Bond Money Raised, Wildin Acosta Can Come Home

Posted by on Wed, Aug 10, 2016 at 9:58 AM

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Supporters of Riverside High School student Wildin Acosta, who's spent the last six months in a Georgia detention facility, helped raise over $10,000 this week to get him back to Durham. 

Acosta was picked up by immigration officials on his way to school in late January after not appearing before an immigration judge. He and his family fled their native Honduras to escape gang violence. 

In March, the 19-year-old was set for deportation back to Honduras, but after a stay was issued, his case was reopened and in July he was granted an appeal. 

And this week he faces the next step in his journey to stay in the U.S. with his family—leaving Lumpkin, Georgia and coming home. 

While a bond hearing was scheduled for this morning, a judge instead ordered a $10,000 bond, and thanks in part to the work of Alerta Migratoria NC, that money has been raised. As of 9:30 a.m. the GoFundMe raised $10,350. 

Acosta could be out of the Stewart Detention Center as early as later today, but his supporters are hopeful to have him back in Durham by the end of the week so he can hopefully return to school and graduate. 

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