Erick Díaz-Cruz was supposed to return to his native Mexico last Wednesday.

Instead, that was the day he was released from Brooklyn’s Maimonides Hospital, where he underwent extensive facial surgery after an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent shot him in the cheek during a Feb. 6 raid in Gravesend.

Carmen Cruz leads a vigil for her son, Erick Díaz-Cruz, who was shot in the cheek by ICE agents in front of his family’s Gravesend, Brooklyn home, Feb. 16, 2020. Photo: Ben Fractenberg/THE CITY

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