Save Triste's life.

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Triste is the teen featured by NY magazine and ProPublica The Betrayal of Triste. Henry thought that talking to the cops would help him escape MS-13. Instead, it put his life in even more danger


This fund was created and continues to be managed by Henry's immigration attorney, Bryan S. Johnson, Esq.

All funds will be delivered to Henry when he is released from detention, whether that means he is granted asylum in the United States or is deported to his native country of El Salvador. 

He is at serious risk of being killed by MS-13 both in El Salvador and in Long Island, New York. 

Please help stop this teen's senseless murder.
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Dear Supporters:

We want to submit letters from Henry's supporters to show the Immigration Judge that he merits a grant of asylum.

The dozen or so hours of testimony from Henry has been extremely dark--he has had to recount a stunning amount the brutal violence he has witnessed since he was only a young boy of about 9 or 10 years old.

We want to your letters of support to bring light to the dark.

Please forward letters (preferably signed and scanned to pdf) to his attorney's email: Bryan@amjolaw.com.

Again, thank you for caring.
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UPDATE: After Henry withstood 6 hours of cross examination, the case was adjourned to September 4 to complete cross and re-direct.

ICE spent most of its cross trying to (and largely failing) to impeach Henry’s credibility.

Instead, right before lunch, the Judge intervened and asked Henry to describe every murder he witnessed. He testified with such great detail cadence that ICE’s lawyer and the Immigration Judge became mesmerized, allowing Henry to recount the horrors of ms13 for 20-30 minutes without interruption. In our opinion, ICE’s cross exam has bolstered his credibility rather than undermine it.

We will hope for a decision on September 4. For now Henry will remain detained until then.

Thank you for all of your support.
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Dear all:

I apologize for the delay in giving an update.

Henry was too sick to testify on May 31.

As a result, we had to accept an adjournment. The earliest date available was August 14. One of his former teachers was able to testify on May 31.

As such, his next (and hopefully last) trial date will be on August 14, 2018.

What's left:

1. Completion of cross-examination of Henry;
2. Testimony of Superintendent of Brentwood School District;
3. Testimony of a dean at one of the Brentwood High Schools; and
4. Testimony of expert witness on MS-13.

Thank you for all of your support, and again we apologize for the delay in providing an update.
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Quick update:

Henry's trial went from 9 am to 3:30 pm. Continued for one last time to May 31, 2018.


For the first 3 hours, We grilled Detective Angel Rivera, who is on the FBI gang task force in NY, and Suffolk Police Officer George Politis, who is the School Resource Officer at Brentwood High School.

Most of their testimony was favorable to Henry, despite the extreme lengths that Suffolk County went to prevent their officers from testifying, and from Detective Rivera himself for misrepresenting and not remembering so many of the facts. (There is bulletproof evidence that will show Rivera perjured himself. More details will be released once we review official record of proceedings.)

Henry also testified for several hours today, mostly on cross examination. He was visibly exhausted by the end Trial today.

We objected like hell to the relentless attacks of ice’s lawyer, and also were disappointed that the IJ denied bond request for a second time based on the fact that could not rely on the hours of testimony just given by two suffolk police officers, and the now 4-5 hours of Respondent's testimony without "merging" the bond and merits proceedings together. procedural rubbish.

What's left:

Subpoenas issued to several staff of the Brentwood High School, who, with 1 exception, refused to testify voluntarily & testimony from expert on MS-13.

Thank you for all your support and interest. We believe we will win next Thursday.
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