Thursday, February 9, 2017

She Showed Up Yearly to Meet Immigration Agents. Now They’ve Deported Her.

By Fernanda Santos, New York Times
NY Times: Protesters attempt to block deportation

February 8, 2017

PHOENIX — For eight years, Guadalupe García de Rayos had checked in at the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement office here, a requirement since she was caught using a fake Social Security number during a raid in 2008 at a water park where she worked.

Every year since then, she has walked in and out of the meetings after a brief review of her case and some questions.

But not this year.

On Wednesday, immigration agents arrested Ms. Rayos, 35. Despite efforts by her family and others who tried to block, legally and physically, her removal from the United States, her family said Thursday that she had been deported to Mexico, a country she has not seen since she left it 21 years ago.[...]

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