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Honduras man released from custody after charges of racial profiling by local police

Honduras man released from custody after charges of racial profiling by local police

A Honduras man arrested by Louisiana police in what one government lawyer said was a case of racial profiling has been released by immigration officers.

Gustavo Barahona-Sanchez, who is in the U.S. illegally, was released from LaSalle Detention Facility by Immigration and Customs Enforcement late Friday, according to agency spokesman Bryan D. Cox. He must report to immigration authorities and still may face removal, Cox said.

Barahona-Sanchez, 29, who has two children who are U.S. citizens, was arrested along with another man in May in New Llano, La., as he was standing in a motel...

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