Fairfield mother to be deported on April 19

Fairfield mother to be deported on April 19

FAIRFIELD, OH (FOX19) - An ICE representative said Maribel Trujillo Diaz is being held at a facility in LaSalle, Louisiana and she will be deported on Wednesday, April 19.

Trujillo's husband has released a statement that says in part, "When Maribel's lawyer called yesterday evening to tell me that the appeal to the Sixth Circuit Court had been denied, I say that is another failure to stop the injustice that is being done to us as a family. My pain is greater because I am powerless to help her. There is no reason why the government should separate a family for not having documents. She has no criminal record. She just wants to struggle for a better life for her family."

Trujillo-Diaz was taken into custody Wednesday as she was heading into work. Since then, the archdiocese of Cincinnati and community members have urged state leaders to intervene. Protests and demonstrations have been held across Ohio to support Diaz.

She fled Mexico in 2002 after her family was reportedly targeted by Mexican Cartels.

Trujillo-Diaz was reportedly issued a work permit which doesn't expire until July.

Last week, the Public Affairs Officer with ICE issued a statement saying, "Trujillo has no legal basis to remain in the United States."

AMOS is asking people to contact Senator Sherrod Brown, Senator Rob Portman and Ohio Governor John Kasich to "make sure your voices are heard."

"Senator Brown personally called ICE and asked them to reconsider her case," said Senator Brown's office.

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