A Russian-born San Jose man is back in the Bay Area Thursday after being detained by customs and border patrol in Florida for more than a month. Denis Davydov was greeted by friends as his plane landed. Davydov took a vacation to the U.S. Virgin Islands but was arrested by customs and border protection when he tried to return. He left Russia in 2014 and came to the US on a tourist visa. He then applied for political asylum, afraid to be gay and HIV-positive in Russia. Legal advocates told ABC7 News that Davydov did everything right and had permission to be in the U.S. Being detained at an ICE facility in Miami for more than a month, he was provided with medication but did not have access to a specialist.
April 28 / ABC News