Man who starred in Broward-based immigration documentary is deported

The protagonist of an award-winning film about immigrants infiltrating a Broward County detention facility was deported from the U.S., his attorney said Wednesday.

Claudio Rojas, 53, was sent back to his native Argentina after being detained more than a month ago during a government-mandated visit, attorney Sandy Pineda said. Rojas told The Associated Press last month that his most recent detention felt like retaliation for starring in the documentary “The Infiltrators.”

The film won two awards at the Sundance Film Festival in February. It documents young immigrants being arrested by immigration officials on purpose in order to infiltrate a for-profit Pompano Beach detention facility, trying to get Rojas and others out in 2012 when he was detained for overstaying his visa.

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