An undocumented immigrant who spent three months in a cell after he recited a poem criticizing US immigration policies was released from a detention center Monday thanks to two NFL players who helped cover his bail.
José Bello, a 22-year-old California college student, attended a board of supervisors meeting in Kern County in May and slammed the government and the immigration agency for its practices while reading a poem he wrote, 'Dear America.' ...
Word of Bello's uphill battle to get out of jail reached Josh Norman, of the Washington Redskins, and Demario Davis, of the New Orleans Saints, both of whom are actively working to eliminate the cash bail system.
Norman and Davis joined the New York Immigrant Freedom Fund and the National Bail Network Fund in covering the cost of Bello's bail, which allowed him to walk out of the Mesa Verde Detention Center on Monday afternoon.