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Arianna Mathew
Internet:
arianna@ups2.com

Company Information :
Arianna Mathew
1955 Westminster Street
Providence, RI 02909
USA
Ph. 401-228-6013
Fx. 401-228-6118

Media Contacts:
Arianna Iannuccilli Mathew
401-228-6013
1-877-OURVOICE (1-877-687-8642)

Witnesses Hear First-hand How Immigration Officials Enforce Different Policies For Different Individuals, Says Arianna Mathew

September 15: Protest Scheduled At Noon At The Immigration Office On 200 Dyer Street, Providence, R.I.

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PROVIDENCE, R.I./EWORLDWIRE/Sep. 12, 2006 --- Being an Arubian national after the disappearance of Natalee Holloway is like a contagious disease in America according to some Arubians living in America.

Himself an Arubian national, Edwardo Alexandro Antonio Mathew has been detained for over four months by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Although neither a flight risk nor a danger to himself or others, he has been detained without bond and has been placed in segregation for over a month, in lock-down 23 hours a day. What compounds the injustice of the detention is that he is being held without any reason given to him, his family or his attorneys.

Mathew's treatment would by all accounts appear to be imposed upon him solely due to his color/nationality and is supported by crucial and very incriminating testimony from an American government official, Mrs. Karlowicz, a supervisor at the U.S. Customs and Immigration Services in Providence, Rhode Island.

During his segregation, he is denied access to fresh air and must wear shackles during the single hour he is let out of his cell to shower. He is denied the privileges afforded to all other inmates such as weekly contact visits with his family, use of phone, and access to the library, among others.

During a recent court hearing, onlookers witnessed Mrs. Karlowicz repeatedly state that it is her common practice to treat people differently based on their country of origin or nationality. Her testimony under oath, which many know and believe to be false and inconsistent, was held before immigration Judge Mathew D'Angelo, who stated that he found her to be "credible" and "forthcoming."

On the basis of this and other related matters, Mathew's attorney has asked Judge D'Angelo to recuse himself from the case, with the position that the respondent will never get a fair trial with Judge D'Angelo presiding over the case. Judge D'Angelo refuses to recuse himself from the case, further attempting to deny the respondent's right to Subpoena potential witnesses which are critical to Mathew's defense - others who could turn this case in the favor of Mr. Mathew.

Further muddying the case, aside from the actions of Judge D'Angelo, is D'Angelo's relationship to the government's representative Mr. Nevil - D'Angelo himself was once a prosecutor.

Mathew's family, supporters and local immigrant rights activists have scheduled a protest against the inhumane and wrongful treatment of Mathew and other immigrants in front of the Immigration office at noon on 200 Dyer Street in Providence, R.I. on September 15, 2006.

The racist and bias treatment that Mathew has endured from the immigration court system and Immigration and Customs Enforcement has garnered supporters of Mathew, who are watching to see if the court will allow crucial witnesses to testify or if the court will deny Mathew a chance to appropriately defend himself and prove his case.

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Arianna Mathew
PHONE. 401-641-5517
EMAIL: arianna@ups2.com

KEYWORDS: Mathew, Iannuccilli, Immigration, Deportation, Citizenship, President George W. Bush, America, Dutch, Aruba, The Netherlands, Human Rights, Detainees, Judge Mathew D'Angelo, ICE

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