FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 22, 2019
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Selene Saavedra Roman Statement After Release from ICE Detention
Washington, DC (March 22, 2019) — The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) is overjoyed that after 6 weeks in ICE custody, Mesa Flight Attendant Selene Saavedra Roman was released this evening.
“Being released is an indescribable feeling. I cried and hugged my husband and never wanted to let go,” stated Selene Saavedra Roman. “I am thankful and grateful for the amazing people that came to fight for me, and it fills my heart. Thank you to everyone that has supported. I am just so happy to have my freedom back.”
The union issued a statement earlier this evening as well.
The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA is the Flight Attendant union. Focused 100 percent on Flight Attendant issues, AFA has been the leader in advancing the Flight Attendant profession for 73 years. Serving as the voice for Flight Attendants in the workplace, in the aviation industry, in the media and on Capitol Hill, AFA has transformed the Flight Attendant profession by raising wages, benefits and working conditions. Nearly 50,000 Flight Attendants come together to form AFA, part of the 700,000-member strong Communications Workers of America (CWA), AFL-CIO. Visit us at www.afacwa.org