Congressman Steve Cohen

Representing the 9th District of Tennessee

Congressman Cohen Welcomes Release of Manuel Duran

July 11, 2019
Press Release
Journalist has been in immigration detention since April 2018

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today welcomed news that Memphis Noticias journalist Manuel Duran has been released from immigration detention, and made the following statement:

“I was troubled by the way Manuel Duran was taken into custody while covering a legitimate public protest. He was a well-known journalist and I hope he wasn’t targeted for that reason. I opposed his detention and have been calling for his release. I want to commend Mr. Duran’s superb attorney, Christy Swatzell, and her team for their handling of the case. I look forward to seeing Mr. Duran reunited with his extended family, colleagues and friends soon.”