Victory: Nuno was released on June 11, 2013!
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Nuno is a loving father of one U.S. born child who is only 11 months old. He immigrated from Cape Verde to Boston, Massachusetts in 2001with dreams of a better life.
In 2008, Nuno was placed in deportation proceedings because of a prior incident in which he was accused and arrested of domestic violence. Nuno was given a final order of removal after missing an immigration court date on September 30, 2010. On September 2012, Mr. Barbosa was detained. To this day Mr. Barbosa has no criminal record but is being detained in Etowah County Detention Center in Alabama.
Throughout his American journey, Nuno has worked hard to contribute to his community and to be a part of the American dream. More than anything, Nuno wishes to be reunited with his girlfriend and mother of his child, Maria who moved to California before giving birth to their son Andres. Maria has had difficulty in providing for her son without Nuno because she suffers from lymphoedema, which makes it physically difficult for her to work.
Nuno has never been able to see or hold his child because he has been detained for more than seven months. Nuno hopes to be able to see his son by his first birthday on May 18.
Nuno has no criminal history and represents absolutely no threat to his community or to this nation. He is merely a community member who fell victim to a broken immigration system. Nuno has been detained for over six months even though he is not a high priority case.
Please and ask that Nuno Barbosa (A#98238829) be released and granted prosecutorial discretion.
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