ICE arrests gay Mexican immigrant applying for U.S. citizenship

An undocumented immigrant who was living in the Philly area and was married to an American is fighting deportation.

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Jose “Ivan” Nunez, 37, spent the night before his Jan. 31 citizenship hearing preparing a scrapbook with pictures of the life he and his husband, an American citizen, have made together since they married in 2016.

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He intended to present the scrapbook of photos from vacations around the country as evidence of their marriage during a hearing at the Philadelphia office of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in Philadelphia.

But Nunez didn’t know that ICE agents were notified about the hearing, due to his 2010 deportation order. And after officials ushered his husband, Paul Frame, out of the hearing, agents reportedly entered and took him into federal custody, where he currently remains.

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