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December 5, 2017

Wildin Acosta Could Learn Today Whether He’s Being Deported
By Victoria Bouloubasis

Today, Wildin David Guillen Acosta of Durham faces what could be his last immigration court date in Charlotte. Acosta, now twenty, was detained as an eighteen-year-old on his way to school at Riverside High. He is among six North Carolina youth who had fled danger in Central America and were detained by ICE that same winter and placed at Stewart Detention Center in Georgia. Today’s one p.m. court before Judge Stuart Couch could decide whether Acosta is granted asylum or is deported back to Honduras. As the INDY reported in October, according to Syracuse University's Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, from fiscal years 2011–16, Couch granted just 71 of 386 asylum applications that came before him. Out of 268 immigration judges, he ranks 74th for the most denials.

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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