Framingham Broadcaster Released From Immigration Custody

FRAMINGHAM – A Framingham radio show host, who was arrested in Stoughton in April and was being held for deportation, has been released according to Rede A Brasileira de Rádio host and journalist Eduardo Oliveira.

Frilei Bras, a very popular radio host at Rede A Brasileira de Rádio, 650 am radio station in Framingham, was released by Immigration officials yesterday, May 15, according to journalist Jehozadak Pereira.

It is unknown if an Immigration detainer has been dismissed, at this time.

Bras was pulled over by Stoughton Police, arrested, and charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, according to Stoughton Police. He was released on bail.

After he was released by Stoughton Police, an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent then took him into custody, according to Stoughton Police.

Bras, has been in the United States since 2005. He is married. His wife is expecting the couple’s fourth child. They now live in Stoughton.

A GoFundMe was started to help the family.



“Frilei is one of the most admired radio talk show from radio Abr, and active member of the Catholic Community,” said Framingham City Councilor Margareth Shepard, back in April.

“This is a very sad moment for Massachusetts Brazilian Communities,” said Shepard, who was elected to represent District 7 in Framingham.

According to friends, Bras was stopped on his way to the Brazilian bakery in Stoughton. The Stoughton Police ran his license plate and made an arrest, according to friends.

Bras, came to America from Central de Minas in Brazil, at age 18. He is not a U.S. citizen, and has been in the United States for at least a dozen years.


Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

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