Immigrant mothers make tearful pleas to stay in U.S. with kids
Immigration officials Wednesday granted an extension to one mother, but ordered another mother out of the county.
A 14-year-old boy made a tearful plea to stop his mother’s deportation, just a few days before Mother’s Day.
The mother of two, identified only as Carmen, had lived in the U.S. for 22 years.
She was booked on a flight back to her native country of Peru the following three weeks and was ordered to where an ankle bracelet, so she could be monitored by Immigration officials at all times.
“I feel like depressed, nervous, sometimes scared, because I’m afraid like every Thursday my mom has to go report herself to ICE. And I’m afraid like she isn’t going to come back or something,” said Carmen’s 14-year-old son, Brian.
Speaking Spanish, Carmen begged Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials to allow her to remain in the U.S. with her children, who are citizens.
Her attorneys acknowledged that she did make two mistakes — running from ICE agents when they raided her home last year and then lying to them.
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