Mother-Of-Six Desperate For Miracle, ICE Orders Her To Go Back To Mexico

By Claire Parker, Parent Herald March 15, 07:25 am
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Francisca Lino in a screen grab from the video when she told reporters she was given one more year to stay in the United States. Moments later, she was called back inside to say she has to go back to Mexico by summer.
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A Congressman in Chicago recently protested when an undocumented mother-of-six from Mexico was told last week she has to go back to Mexico by summer. Unfortunately, he got arrested, which made the mother feel hopeless.

The mother, Francisca Lino, waited for seven hours outside the Chicago federal building for great news along with others who also have to go back to their country of origin. Lino contended she checked in with immigration officials for the past 12 years and has a clean record. Congressman Luis V. Gutierrez, D-Illinois, tried to reason out with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials and asked for a reprieve on behalf of Lino and others with certain circumstances but he failed, CNN reported.

Gutierrez said in a statement, "The only thing that has changed is that we have a new president of the United States. And we want to ask them why are they targeting the mom of American citizens, the wife of an American citizen." Authorities arrested Gutierrez after he protested the deportation.

Lino used a fake visa to try to get into the country and got married to an American citizen. When officials found out, she had to check in with an immigration officer twice a year. During the routine check-in with immigration, Lino said she received news she can stay for one more year but it changed later when she knew she had to leave U.S. this July.

In the past, Lino did not face any deportation issues because of President Barack Obama's policies. Lino said if she will be deported, her kids will have to come with her, The Washington Post shared.

Deportation of immigrants was one of the promises made by President Donald Trump during his campaign. When he announced his presidential bid, he talked about Mexicans as the reason for violence and crime in the United States.

Along with the project to deport illegal migrants in the country, Trump also ordered a travel ban from six Muslim-majority countries. He also expressed his hopes to build a wall at the Mexico border to prevent immigrants from coming back to the country.

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