ACLU: Disabled asylum seeker wins humanitarian parole

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CHRISTMAS ISLAND – JULY 26: Christmas Island Immigration Detention Centre central open space provides a recreation area for asylum seekers, on July 26, 2013 on Christmas Island. The Australian government has announced that all asylum seeker arrivals will be processed and resettled in Papua New Guinea. (Photo by Scott Fisher/Getty Images)

A civil rights group says a disabled Honduran man has been released from detention by immigration authorities.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana says the 23-year-old was granted humanitarian parole and will stay with a sponsor in New Jersey while his asylum case plays out.

He had been detained in Louisiana facilities for months after being picked up for being in the country without authorization.

The ACLU says the 4-foot-tall man has a malformed leg and neurological and heart problems.

The ACLU has said he was persecuted by gangs in Honduras and didn’t receive adequate facilities or treatment while detained in the U.S. 

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