CT Post reporter Brian Lockhart reports a man held by ICE is a cook at Testo’s Restaurant.
After illegally crossing the border from Mexico to Arizona two decades ago, Luis “George” Alvarado-Rivera headed north.
And, according to his attorney, he settled in Bridgeport, where he has been cooking at the same prominent restaurant for 15 years and is a single dad raising an 8-year-old son.
Alvarado-Rivera is the unidentified man pulled over on North Washington Avenue around 10 a.m. July 15 by federal immigration enforcers and arrested. He currently awaits a hearing at Suffolk County House of Corrections in Boston.
“No criminal record. No immigration history other than being undocumented. Nothing that would raise a red flag,” Alvarado-Rivera’s attorney, Rashmi Patel of Stamford, told Hearst Connecticut Media Thursday when asked why her client was targeted. “It’s just an individual that was at the wrong time and the wrong place.”
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