Deported Mexican mother of 4 citizens back to pursue asylum

09/25/2018 – Chicago Tribune 

abstract-barbed-wire-black-white-274886Mexican mother of four U.S. citizens who was deported despite claims of threats by a Mexican drug cartel has returned to the United States.

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports a judge last week allowed Maribel Trujillo Diaz to return to the Ohio city of Fairfield after family members paid her $1,500 bond while she awaits her asylum hearing.

Her attorney, Kathleen Kersh, says there were “tears everywhere” when Trujillo Diaz returned to Ohio for the first time since her April 2017 deportation.

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‘It’s an absolute disgrace’: tears and anger as wife of US marine deported to Mexico

08/03/18 The Guardian

Photograph: Joey Roulette/Reuters

The 16-year-old American daughter of a US marine held back tears as long as she could before her family was split in two.

Her mother, Alejandra Juarez, was finally leaving for Mexico, rather than be sent off in handcuffs, after exhausting all options to stop her deportation.

“My mom is a good person. She’s not a criminal,” Pamela said, cursing at the immigration agency before her mother checked in on Friday for her flight from Orlando international airport.

Alejandra and Temo Juarez, a naturalized citizen who runs a roofing business, quietly raised Pamela and their nine-year-old daughter, Estela, in the central Florida town of Davenport until a 2013 traffic stop exposed her legal status.

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Immigration Reform 2016: Ahead Of Nevada Caucus, Ted Cruz Says He’d Deport All Undocumented Immigrants

2/23/16 International Business Times

Ted_Cruz_by_Gage_Skidmore_4Less than a day before Nevada Republicans were expected to caucus to choose a potential next president, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz took a pointed new position on immigration Monday. His new plan — to round up and deport the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States — aligns the senator with the bombastic front-runner Donald Trump, who has played a crucial role in starting an intra-party debate over immigration reform.

“Yes, we should deport them,” Cruz told Fox News channel host Bill O’Reilly. He went further by saying that a Cruz administration would play an active role looking for people to deport. “Of course you would. That’s what [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] exists for. We have law enforcement that looks for people who are violating the laws that apprehends them and deports them.”

Cruz has been moving right on the issue for months now, though he has always been considered strong on the issue. In January, Cruz said that he opposed a special force to find and deport undocumented immigrants, saying that he did not intend on sending law enforcement to every door in America.

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In Mexico, Deported Migrants Get Due Respect at El Comedor

By Kevin Baxter, 2/20/2015

mexican-flag1The migrants begin gathering just after daybreak.

Women with young children in tow, men in wool caps and faded hoodies. Others still wearing the bright orange uniforms they were issued in prison.

Few speak. Most look down at their feet.

Hours earlier they had been on the other side of the border, where they had been living illegally in the United States. But now, after their deportation to Mexico, they’re lining up outside El Comedor — the dining room — in search of food, clothing and help.

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U.S. to ease some deportations to Mexico under settlement

08/27/14 Reuters

immigrant mother and boyU.S. authorities have agreed to stop pressuring undocumented immigrants in Southern California to sign off on their own deportations under a legal settlement that may later allow some deportees to return from Mexico to seek U.S. legal residency, advocacy groups said on Wednesday.

The deal reached between the American Civil Liberties Union and federal officials stems from a lawsuit brought last year on behalf of other immigration rights groups and about 10 immigrants who accepted so-called “voluntary returns” to Mexico.

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First group of Hondurans deported from new U.S. facility

07/15/14 CNN

Honduras flagThe woman’s eyes were swollen and red after she got off a plane in this violence-plagued Central American city Monday.

She told CNN she’d cried the whole way on the flight from New Mexico. Her 6-year-old daughter was beside her.

They were among a group of about 40 mothers and children deported from the United States to Honduras on a chartered flight Monday — the first group of Central Americans sent home under stepped-up U.S. efforts to crack down on illegal immigration.

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Majority of migrants deported from US young Mexican men, figures show

mexican immigrantThe Guardian, 04/11/14

Most of the undocumented people deported from the United States last year were young Mexican men, according to a new study. Mexican nationals comprised 65.5% of the 368,644 deportees, and of them the vast majority were men in their twenties and thirties, said the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, a data research organisation at Syracuse University. The figure, based on data obtained from US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, showed a more detailed picture than government numbers and shined a fresh light on the Obama administration’s deportation policies. Almost all of the deportees, 93%, were male. Almost four in five, 279,270, were aged between 20 and 39.

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