Domestic violence and deportation.

I have no words…

MARIA BOLANOS, a “28-year-old undocumented immigrant from El Salvador,” risks deportation after making a domestic violence report to Prince George’s County police. In the Washington Post:

The call for help had disastrous consequences for Bolanos. . . Within months, she found herself ensnared in an increasingly controversial immigration enforcement program designed to deport undocumented criminals.

Bolanos now faces deportation and possible separation from her 21-month-old daughter, who was born here and is a U.S. citizen. . . . In Bolanos’s case, the officer who responded to the domestic dispute at her apartment in Hyattsville later charged her with illegally selling a $10 phone card to a neighbor—an allegation she denies. The charge was eventually dropped, but by then Bolanos had been been fingerprinted and found by Immigration and Customs Enforcement to be in the country illegally.

She has been told she probably will be deported after a Wednesday hearing before an immigration judge in Baltimore.

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