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Seamstress freed of GPS monitor

Immigrant was caught in raid

Immigration and Customs Enforcement has removed an ankle monitor from a New Bedford seamstress forced to wear the device for more than a year as she battled deportation to Honduras, the Globe learned Monday.

“Thank God they took it off me,” said Norma Urbina, 40, an immigrant from Honduras who had worn the device since 2011, though she has no criminal record and said she has kept in regular touch with immigration since they arrested her and others in a March 2007 raid on a New Bedford defense contractor. Urbina was featured in a story in Sunday’s Globe.

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