Russian with HIV seeking US asylum is detained in Florida
April 27, 2017
MIAMI (AP) — Immigration authorities detained a gay Russian man infected with HIV who was seeking U.S. asylum in California, his lawyer said on Wednesday.
Denis Davydov has been held in an immigration detention facility in Miami since March 13 after a trip to the U.S. Virgin Islands. Customs officers clearing passengers out of St. Thomas took the 30-year-old man into custody on suspicion he overstayed his visa, despite his pending asylum case.
President Donald Trump has expanded immigration enforcement and broadened priorities for deportation. Advocates and lawyers say that is translating...