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Statement Saturday: Laura Monterrosa-Flores and Mexican American

statement saturday: She's able to go about her life and recover from the abuses that she suffered in detention and before that, in El Salvador, Carson said, according to Metro News. The Mexican American Legal Defence and Educational Fund, which had sued on Monterrosa-Flores' behalf, said in a statement Saturday that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security agreed to release her under deferred action, which provides individuals temporary relief from deportation. Laura Monterrosa-Flores was released late Friday from the T. Don Hutto Residential Center outside of Austin, where she had been held for months, Grassroots Leadership organizer Bethany Carson told The Associated Press on Saturday. Earlier this month, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, an agency within the department, agreed to allow Monterrosa-Flores to leave the facility on a weekly basis to receive treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder and depression. Carson said Monterrosa-Flores will receive counselling while waiting for her asylum case to proceed. Advocates said that she attempted suicide in January after being denied a request for mental health care. ( As reported in the news.