More than 120 students in Tucson, Arizona, walked out of class on Monday to protest their classmate’s detainment by U.S. Customs and Border Protection just weeks ahead of his graduation.
Pima County Sheriff’s deputies pulled over Thomas Torres Maytorena, an 18-year-old senior at Desert View High School, on Thursday night after determining the vehicle he was driving had an expired registration and a mandatory insurance suspension.
Deputies asked Torres Maytorena for identification, but he was unable to produce a driver’s license, according to a sheriff’s office statement. After the teen said he was an undocumented immigrant, the deputies contacted Border Patrol, which took him into custody for an overstayed visa.
Torres Maytorena’s supporters say the sheriff’s department’s collaboration