February 9, 2017

Arizona Woman Deported, Possibly the First Under Trump Immigration Orders

“Immigration officials deported a mother who had been in the U.S. illegally since she was 14 years old on Thursday, in what some activists say is the first deportation under the new immigration policies of President Donald Trump. Guadalupe García de Rayos was removed from the country to Nogales, Mexico after authorities attempted to deport her late Wednesday. They were unable to move the van she was in because protesters were blocking it. One man wedged himself in the wheel well. Her attorney Ray Ybarra Maldonado said he and her family learned of her deportation through the Mexican consulate. . . .” read more

Deported Mesa mother back in Mexico morning after Phoenix protests

PHOENIX – Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos, the Mesa mother of two whose deportation proceedings sparked protests in Phoenix Wednesday night, was in Mexico as of Thursday morning, according to her attorney, Ray Ybarra Maldonado. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement confirmed that officers removed Garcia to Mexico around 10 a.m. through the Port of Entry in Nogales, Arizona. ICE said, in a statement, that they coordinated her deportation with Mexican consular representatives. Garcia, 35, was detained Wednesday during an immigration check-in in Phoenix. . . .” read more

February 8, 2017

Could this woman be the first deported because of Trump’s orders?

PHOENIX — For the past four years, federal immigration authorities have given Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos a pass to remain in the U.S. rather than deport her back to Mexico. But that changed Wednesday, when Garcia de Rayos went to check in as usual at the central Phoenix offices of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Instead of being released, she was taken into custody, while her husband, two children — both U.S.-born citizens — and a group of supporters watched in tears.. . .” read more

Phoenix mom deported after routine immigration check

PHOENIX – UPDATE: According to officials late Thursday morning, the family of Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos has been told she has been deported.

Protests erupted in Phoenix Wednesday, when a Valley woman was ordered to be deported after showing up for a routine immigration check. Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos was arrested in 2009 for impersonation as part of a Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office raid. She was charged with a felony, but her attorneys say that raid was later ruled unconstitutional.. . .” read more

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

“PHOENIX — For eight years, Guadalupe Garcia 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, she was deported Thursday to Nogales, Mexico, the same city where she crossed into the United States 21 years ago. . . .” read more