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He Was About To Pick Up His Newborn Son After Surgery When He Was Arrested By ICE

by Bill Hayes

In He Was About To Pick Up His Newborn Son After Surgery When He Was Arrested By ICE, part of its ongoing series on immigration, ProPublica looks at how ICE has stepped up enforcement under the Trump administration.

Early last Monday morning, Oscar Millan’s longtime partner called him from a Boston hospital, weepy with relief.

Their son, Oscar Matias, had been born two weeks earlier with a serious condition that prevented food from traveling from his stomach to his small intestine. But that morning, he’d undergone a successful surgery to repair it, and a second was scheduled for early June. Millan told his partner, Evanice Escudero, that he’d be by to pick them up in a couple of hours, after checking in on a landscaping job he had to do that day.

But Millan, a 37-year-old undocumented Mexican immigrant, never made it to the hospital. [more]