Wilhen Barrientos, 21, came to the U.S. from Guatemala in 2015. He's currently detained at Irwin Detention Center in Georgia. He has been unsuccessful in his attempts to be released on bond and granted political asylum, despite having no criminal history.
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Wilhen Barrientos, 21, came to the U.S. from Guatemala in 2015. He's currently detained at Irwin Detention Center in Georgia. He has been unsuccessful in his attempts to be released on bond and granted political asylum, despite having no criminal history.

President-elect Donald Trump says he plans to crack down on people living in the country illegally by deporting or jailing those with criminal records. A recent Southern Poverty Law Center report shows undocumented immigrants in Georgia are already deported and denied bond at rates higher than the national average. GPB’s Sean Powers followed the case of one man stuck in a Georgia detention center as he seeks political asylum.