Selena tribute singer released from ICE custody after arrest at Harlingen airport

Karol Posadas, singer of the Selena tribute band Anything for Salinas, has been released from federal custody after being held in an ICE detention facility following her arrest while attempting to board a flight Saturday, Nov. 2, at Valley International Airport, according to a GoFundMe page.

Adelina A. Pruneda, spokeswoman for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, confirmed Friday afternoon that U.S. Customs and Border Protection had arrested Posadas at the Harlingen airport.

However, Pruneda issued a statement just before 7 p.m. confirming that Posadas has now been released by ICE “on an order of supervision.”

“Her immigration proceedings are ongoing,” Pruneda said in the statement.

Posadas is in the country under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, having been brought to the United States from Guatemala by her parents when she was young, the web page stated.

The GoFundMe was seeking $15,000 in order to secure Posadas’ release from the El Valle¬†Detention¬†Facility, claiming she had been kept in substandard conditions and away from necessary medical attention for a heart condition.

CBP issued a statement Friday afternoon that had only acknowledged Posadas’ arrest without providing any details with regard to the circumstances of her detainment.

“On November 2, 2019, United States Border Patrol agents arrested Karol Posadas following an immigration inspection at the Valley International Airport in Harlingen, Texas,” CBP stated. The subject was processed in accordance with agency guidelines.”

Editor’s note: This story was updated to include new information.