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Melissa Bender  Physician —> Documentary photography & freelance photojournalism (emerging)| Photos in: NYTimes, Cosmo, Soho Photo Gallery | NYC | All photos ©.

Rally for Xiu Qing You, Queens father detained by ICE for the past two months after 18 years in the US.
June 18, 2018

Mr. You sought asylum in US 18 years ago. He is married to an American citizen and has two small children with her, also citizens. The family run a small business together.

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Yu Mei Chen, wife of Xiu Qing You, speaks with reporters at this morning’s rally for his release. Mr. You arrived in Queens 18 years ago seeking asylum from China. He is married with two small children, all three of whom are American citizens. The Yous are dedicated parents and small business owners. When Mr. You arrived for a scheduled immigration appointment last month, he was detained by ICE and now faces deportation. He was in the final stages of obtaining a green card.

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