Detained UC Berkeley student receives bond hearing date

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A bond hearing has been scheduled for Jan. 17 for UC Berkeley junior Luis Mora, who was recently taken into custody by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, according to a tweet from Mora’s attorney, Prerna Lal.

Mora was detained by Border Patrol in San Diego on Dec. 30 and transferred into ICE custody at Otay Mesa Detention Center on Wednesday. After Mora was denied a supervised release or release on his own recognizance, Lal wrote in a tweet that they requested a bond hearing for Mora from the Otay Mesa Immigration Court.

Because of the date of his bond hearing, Mora will likely miss the first few days of his spring semester. In the tweet, Lal wrote that Mora will be “devastated.”

“(Mora’s) biggest fear isn’t detention or deportation; it’s missing school, the one constant in his life while everything else fell apart,” Lal wrote in a Facebook post.

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