Saturday, 20 October, 2018

Feds won't halt deportation of Mexican mom of 4 US-born kids

Maribel Trujillo mother of four scheduled for deportation to Mexico on Tuesday Maribel Trujillo mother of four scheduled for deportation to Mexico on Tuesday
Melinda Barton | 19 April, 2017, 00:48

"Trujillo's attorney Emily Brown said they decided not to appeal the full Sixth Circuit; rather, Brown said she "(hoped) ICE will use its discretion to do the right thing and not deport (Trujillo)".

In January, President Donald Trump ordered immigration authorities to fully enforce all the laws now on the books, including the deportation of "individuals whose legal claims to remain in the United States have been lawfully rejected, after any appropriate civil or criminal sanctions have been imposed". Maribel Trujillo Diaz lost her last appeal to avoid deportation to Mexico and is being held in an ICE detention center.

On April 5, ICE officials arrived at her brother's house as she was preparing for work and took her into custody for imminent deportation.

Trujillo says she left Mexico 15 years ago because drug cartels were targeting her family.

Trujillo first came into contact with immigration authorities after a raid at her job in 2007, according to her lawyers. The terse ruling by a three-judge panel says her bid for court intervention wasn't timely, noting she had been subject to a final order of removal since 2014.

The mother of four legally entered the United States in 2002, according to federal authorities.

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cincinnati has called for mercy, saying she has made positive contributions to her church and community in Butler County, just north of Cincinnati. "If a mother of four U.S. citizen kids who has no criminal record is up for deportation, then this is an inhuman policy that everyone needs to know about".

Trujillo is the main provider for her family, which includes her four children. Past year her lawyer filed an effort to re-hear her case, citing her father's kidnapping.

UPDATE: A spokesperson for ICE sent me the following statement. She filed paperwork this month to reopen her case and stop her pending deportation. Thousands of area Catholics and other supporters rallied then to ask authorities to allow her to stay.

Trump's Separate Detained Immigrant Kids from Mothers? Rob Portman's office also said he was trying to "facilitate a solution". "I don't know if you are aware", Kersh said.

Governor John Kasich, a Republican who finished third in the race for the 2016 presidential nomination, also sympathized with the Mexican mother.