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Oceanside Minister Detained by ICE Out on Bail, Hopeful for Path to Legal Status

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Jorge Ramirez was detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement at his home in Oceanside on May 31, as he got ready for work
Article CAIRCO note: 
From report: He admitted he's been living in the country illegally for more than 30 years, understanding the reality that he could be detained and deported at any time.
Article author: 
Chris Chan
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NBC 7 San Diego
Article date: 
July 29, 2017
Article category: 
National News
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An Oceanside-based minister detained two months ago by U.S. immigration authorities is now out on bail and is working toward a path to gain legal status.

Jorge Ramirez spoke to NBC 7 on Saturday – his first full day out of jail. ...

Ramirez said his path to legalizing his status is clearer now, and he’s already started the process. His son can now apply to let Ramirez live in the U.S. legally.

"My son turned 21 on July 18," he said. "When he did that, I was able to file under him." ...