Friday, April 12, 2024

A taste of freedom


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It was a 20-second walk Raul Garcia didn’t expect, but one he clearly enjoyed.
The Cuban refugee actually walked through the front doors of the Supreme Court yesterday and down to the sidewalk along Whitepark Road, but only because Immigration Department officials were unable to utilize the facility’s back door as has been the custom during Garcia’s well-chronicled habeas corpus hearing.
But the walk of freedom he truly wants remains out of reach.
Garcia will have to stay in his special detention facility for a few more days, after his special hearing in the Supreme Court yesterday was adjourned sine die, when High Court judge Justice Reifer fell ill.
Garcia’s lawyers were expecting Justice Reifer to endorse a living-arrangement plan that would see him released into the custody of a Barbadian couple.


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