Jeanette Vizguerra, an undocumented immigrant living in Denver, is now facing deportation after being convicted of using a fake social security number.
According to the local CBS affiliate in Denver, Vizguerra has lived in the U.S. for twenty years and was initially given final orders of deportation from a federal immigration judge in 2011, which she ignored.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) spokesman, Shawn Neudauer released a statement to CBS4 saying, “Jeanette Vizguerra-Ramirez, from Mexico, has two misdemeanor convictions. On Nov. 18, 2011, a federal immigration judge originally issued her final orders of deportation to Mexico. Based on these factors, Vizguerra-Ramirez is an ICE enforcement priority. Ms. Vizguerra-Ramirez’s request for another Stay of Removal was denied Feb. 15, 2017 by the ICE Denver Field Office.”
Vizguerra has been living in a local church hiding from authorities. She has three children and does not speak English. She told reporters that Donald Trump is “not thinking” about her family.
“The only thing that I’ve done is use false documents to put food on the table of my family,” Vizguerra said through a translator. “He’s not thinking right now about how my children feel, wondering how long I’ll have to live in this church.” She continued, “If the system thinks it can break me, that it can make me kneel, the system is wrong.”
Hans Meyer, Vizguerra’s attorney, held a rally outside of ICE headquarters where his client recently failed to show up for a scheduled meeting.
H/T: CBS News, Denver
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