Undocumented Arizona mother detained by immigration officials deported to Mexico

Ahead of Garcia de Rayos' deportation, dozens of immigration activists Wednesday night blocked the gates of ICE's Phoenix office.

Coincidentally, the Mexican-born woman was deported as Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly was arriving in Arizona for a tour of that section of the U.S. -Mexico border.

Garcia de Rayos' lawyer says her original arrest from 2008 took place during a workplace raid they argue was unconstitutional, and therefore she should be allowed to stay in the country.

GarcĂ­a de Rayos spent almost a decade in the United States after getting a felony conviction, and her removal order sat for years gathering dust.

The mother was separated from her teenage children, who vowed to keep fighting for her at an emotional news conference on Thursday evening.

Her two USA born children, including 16-year-old son Angel, say they're heartbroken.

"ICE saying it was the result of a 2013 deportation order and they could continue to 'focus on identifying and removing individuals with felony convictions, '" Schwartz mentioned (and was the only one to do so), "The family believes it's the result of President Trump's executive order".

In anticipation of a possible arrest under the Trump administration, the Puente Arizona group staged a protest outside of the ICE offices in Phoenix after Garcia de Rayos' deportation.

After Garcia de Rayos was deported, her two children drove to Mexico to reunite with her.




Any undocumented immigrant convicted or simply charged with a crime who hasn't been adjudicated could be deported under a new Trump administration executive order announced January 25.

She was placed under deportation order and when she checked in with her immigration office on Wednesday, she was deported.

According to CBS News, Garcia de Rayos was in a vehicle used to transport people in ICE custody to detention centres or even to the border. However, the former president was known to be easier on people like Garcia de Rayos.

The statement Friday from Mexico's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said consular officials from Nogales, Ariz., were present when Garcia de Rayos was deported to ensure it was done in a "dignified and safe" manner.

She was ultimately convicted of felony identity theft and was ordered to check in with Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents every year. Jacqueline Rayos Garcia, 14, the daughter of Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos, looks on.

Garcia, 35, said it was a "bittersweet experience" to see the support of her community back in Phoenix - she was moved by it but also was painfully aware that deportation was a reality.

Garcia showed up at ICE headquarters earlier in the day for a required check-in. He said the Arpaio raids terrorized the community.

Garcia, however, said she would wait to discuss legal options with her lawyer before making any decisions.

The Obama administration had prioritized expulsion of undocumented immigrants who threatened public safety or national security, had ties to criminal gang activity, committed serious felony offenses or were habitual misdemeanor criminal offenders.

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