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The call they had been waiting for came just before the sun set on a blazing day.

Romulo Avelica-Gonzalez told his wife, Norma, that he was finally getting out of the immigration detention facility.

“Your dad is out!” she told her four daughters.

Six months ago, Avelica-Gonzalez, 49, an immigrant in the country illegally, was arrested while taking his daughters to school in Lincoln Heights. One of his daughters videotaped the encounter, which caused a furor.

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