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Undocumented Actor Arrested Going To His Film About Being Undocumented

10 October 2012 6:43 AM, PDT | Huffington Post | See recent Huffington Post news »

Oh, the irony.

Praq Rado, an undocumented actor from Albania, was arrested by an immigration official on his way to a screening of "Dreaming American," a short film about his journey to America.

East Hampton Patch reports that Rado was nabbed on a train in Buffalo while traveling to the East Hamptons Film Festival on Thursday.

Lee Percy, the film's director, said he was wary of Rado appearing at the festival, even though the actor has lived in America for 11 years.

"I tried to warn him off, but he was excited about this festival," Percy said.

A post on Rado's Facebook wall said the actor "is being held for deportation even though there is no pending order of removal against him!"

"This action exposes the lie at the heart of the Obama administration’s stated immigration policy, threatens the artistic life of the country, and prevents his free speech on the subject of immigration, »

- Simon McCormack

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