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Immigrant graduates from Arizona high school, future unclear


Added 05-23-19 03:22:02pm EST - “An immigrant student who faces deportation proceedings in southern Arizona has graduated from high school several weeks after his classmates protested his detention.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Immigrant graduates from Arizona high school, future unclear”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

PHOENIX (AP) - An immigrant student who faces deportation proceedings in southern Arizona has graduated from high school several weeks after his classmates protested his detention.

Thomas Torres, dressed in a burgundy cap and gown, wears a big smile as a big cheer goes up in the video of the Wednesday night graduation ceremony at Desert View High School in southern Tucson.

The 18-year-old Torres was among 418 students who graduated with fireworks and live mariachi music. More than 120 marched this month to protest their classmate’s detention.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement earlier this month said Torres had been placed into deportation proceedings, but it was unknown when a decision would be made.

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