Chicago man released from ICE custody after 9 months

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Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Chicago man speaks out after ICE detainment
Jesus Alberto Lopez Gutierrez spoke for the first time after spending the last 9 months in custody.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A Chicago man spoke out for the first time Tuesday after being released from ICE custody at a Minnesota jail.

Jesus Alberto Lopez Gutierrez, who is also a DACA recipient, spent the last nine months in custody.

He was picked up by Iowa authorities as he drove home to Chicago following a camping trip and arrested at the time the Trump Administration suspended DACA, so he wasn't able to reapply.

Last week a judge set bond for him at $25,000 so he can continue his case while with his family.

Immigration bonds need to be paid in full, so the family put together $15,000 and fundraised online to gather the remaining $10,000 to get Gutierrez out of custody.

Gutierrez discussed fighting deportation, DACA renewal efforts, and the federal lawsuit during a press conference in Little Village Tuesday.