'I'm forever grateful': Teen who fled Honduras amid alleged gang threats is released from federal custody to suburban family amid fight for asylum

'I'm forever grateful': Teen who fled Honduras amid alleged gang threats is released from federal custody to suburban family amid fight for asylum
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CHICAGO — After about five months in federal immigration detention, a teenager who had settled in Crystal Lake after escaping alleged gang death threats in her native Honduras was released from custody on bond Thursday as she continues to seek asylum in the U.S.“I didn’t think I was ever getting out. … I’m forever grateful,” Meydi Guzman Rivas, the Crystal Lake Central High School student, said in Spanish. “It was hard, I was not ready for this. I didn’t think this would happen to me.”Holding a bouquet of red and purple flowers, Guzman Rivas embraced school counselor Sara Huser outside of the ...


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