Christina Lopez, Transgender Immigrant Detained at Santa Ana Jail, Gets Bond
Immigration activists are celebrating a victory after a judge finally granted bond for Christina Lopez, an undocumented transgender woman detained at Santa Ana City Jail. She's been held for more than a year-and-a-half and, supporters say, is being denied proper medial treatment for Hepatitis C. Judge Carlos Maury set the bond amount on Thursday in his Los Angeles courtroom at $10,000 with conditions for the 35-year-old Anaheim resident. "The judge recognized that Christina’s detention has gone on far too long and accepted Christina’s efforts to live a healthier life," Ava Benach, Christina's attorney, said in a press release. "The strong showing of Christina’s family, community and supporters gave the Judge comfort that Christina should be granted a chance to rebuild her life after such prolonged detention."
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