Elation in Harlem as Girl Held in Terror Inquiry Is ReleasedRead the Times story here. I'm sure there'll be a lot of commentary about this as the day goes on. For now, I'm so happy to hear they are alive and safe. Not so happy that one family is being deported. Though at this point they might prefer a different country. I know I would.
By Nina Bernstein
It began with two 16-year-old immigrant girls arrested at dawn, detained far from home, and, in a chilling government assertion, called would-be suicide bombers who posed "an imminent threat to the security of the United States."
But now, after holding the girls for six weeks in a Pennsylvania detention center, the government has quietly released one of the girls and is allowing the other to leave the country with her family.
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