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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

a LEGAL immigrant

a WOMAN, who was domestically ABUSED and REPORTED IT BY CALLING 911, was ALMOST DEPORTED by HOMELAND SECURITY/ICE for i guess, GETTING BEATEN UP AND CALLING THE POLICE.

i can only shake my head. really.

read the whole very very very sad tale. it's not that long. it's unbelievable. as if being a woman weren't bad enough. try being an immigrant woman who is abused

[UPDATED with ICE Suspending Deportation:] Isaura Garcia, Battered Woman Facing Deportation, Embodies Problems with ICE Program


UPDATE, MAY 12, 3:30 P.M.: After her boyfriend violently threw Isaura Garcia out of her LA-area apartment on Feb. 6, she dialed 9-1-1.

And that's when her nightmare really began, according to the account presented at the American Civil Liberties Union's Southern California office this morning.

Although Garcia was the victim of "severe, ongoing domestic violence with a history of 9-1-1 calls and emergency-room visits," she was arrested by LAPD officers who believed her boyfriend's version of the events, according to immigration lawyers and other experts monitoring her case.

Being arrested caused Garcia to faint, so the cops took her to a local hospital, where a doctor found bruises on her body and had to tell police she was a victim of domestic violence. The LAPD went ahead and held her on a felony domestic violence charge, resulting in her being identified by immigration authorities at the time of her booking.  .....

2 comments:

Professor Chaos said...

That is just horrifying. I don't understand how something like this can happen

a rose is a rose said...

everything was against her starting with her gender