St. Louis — A 48-year-old married mom of three was taken into custody by ICE brokers Tuesday after she reported to the downtown workplace for what she thought was a routine check-in. Ilsa Guzman entered the USA illegally in 1999, crossing the border into California, stories CBS St. Louis affiliate KMOV-TV.
She voluntarily reported to federal brokers on the time and requested asylum, which wasn’t granted. Nevertheless, she’s tried to observe the regulation, carrying an ankle monitor and reporting for routine check-ins.
Guzman, who’s lived within the St. Louis space since 2000 and married a U.S. citizen final 12 months, has no legal document and has paid taxes for every of the three jobs she’s labored, in response to her lawyer.
“Go after the true criminals, go away my spouse alone. She did what she was imagined to,” stated her husband of simply over a 12 months, Steve Miller.
Her check-ins have often been with a contractor for ICE, however she was informed to report back to the sector workplace Tuesday at 9 a.m.
Guzman and her lawyer, Evita Tolu, arrived for the appointment and brokers informed Tolu they wanted to talk to Guzman. They took her behind closed doorways and she or he by no means returned.
When the brokers got here again, they’d Guzman’s private results in a bag.
She’s now scheduled for deportation again to Honduras this week.
Guzman’s husband filed a petition in search of everlasting residency for her shortly after they married, however that petition continues to be pending. Tolu stated Guzman’s residency would have been resolved inside six months if Tuesday’s occasions hadn’t occurred.
If Guzman is deported earlier than the petition is authorised, Tulo stated, there is no probability of her returning to the USA.
Tulo has filed emergency paperwork to delay Guzman’s deportation.
ICE later launched a press release saying its brokers arrested Guzman “based mostly on an excellent last order of removing (deportation order) issued by a federal immigration decide on Jan. 26, 2000.
On Oct. 21, 2014, ICE officers encountered Guzman-Fajardo in St. Louis as an ICE fugitive (individual with a last order who by no means left the U.S.) and took her into custody. ICE launched her from custody on an order of supervision based mostly on humanitarian causes. In December 2018, a federal immigration decide denied her movement to reopen her case. Consequently, she was taken into custody, and she or he stays in ICE custody pending her removing to Honduras.”