Ansly Damus – Brooklyn Heights, OH

3rd Place Multiple: Matt McClain, Washington Post—Ansly Damus, who is from Haiti had been detained since 2016 after coming to the United States to seek asylum. Strangers rallied to get him released, including Gary Benjamin and Melody Hart. Damus was released on Friday November 30th to live with Benjamin and Hart.

Ansly Damus rides in the vehicle of Gary Benjamin and his wife, Melody Hart after he was released from an ICE facility on Friday November 30, 2018 in Brooklyn Heights, OH. Damus, who is from Haiti has been detained since 2016 after coming to the United States to seek asylum. Ansly was released on Friday to live with Benjamin and Hart.

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