A 10-year-old undocumented Mexican migrant with cerebral palsy, detained last month after undergoing surgery in Texas, has been released to her family.
The release of Rosa Maria Hernandez was confirmed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Texas Congressman Joaquin Castro.
Her detention, which came after border agents stopped the ambulance taking her to hospital, caused an outcry.
Mr Castro said it was still not clear if she faced deportation from the US.
The ACLU had filed a lawsuit earlier this week seeking the child’s release.
“Rosa Maria is finally free,” said ACLU lawyer Michael Tan in a statement on Friday.
“We’re thrilled that she can go home to heal surrounded by her family’s love and support.”
He added: “Despite our relief, Border Patrol’s decision to target a young girl at a children’s hospital remains unconscionable. No child should go through this trauma and we are working to make sure it doesn’t happen again.”
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