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`Dreamer’ Flight Attendant Freed After Immigration Arrest (1)

March 25, 2019, 12:57 PM

A “Dreamer” flight attendant who was arrested by immigration authorities after she worked a Mesa Airlines flight to Mexico was released March 22 from U.S. custody following protests from the company and colleagues, a union official said.

Selene Saavedra Roman, 28, was arrested on her return to Houston Feb. 12 and had been held by U.S. immigration authorities since then. Mesa Air’s chief executive officer and the president of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA went public with their pleas Thursday that Saavedra Roman be released. Her immigration case remains pending.

Saavedra Roman agreed to work the cross-border flight to Monterrey,...

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