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.”