Rosamaria Hernandez, who has lived in the U.S. since she was 3 months old, is facing deportation after crossing a checkpoint in Texas. She was traveling to receive surgery on her gallbladder according to the New York Daily News.
“A 10-year-old girl with cerebral palsy was placed in removal proceedings immediately after being medically released from Driscoll Children’s Hospital on Wednesday morning. California-based immigration attorney Alex Galvez said Rosamaria Hernandez, who lacks legal immigration status, was transported to a children’s shelter in San Antonio that can attend to her medical needs while she awaits her case to be processed. (Corpus Christi Times)
The child has never been away from her mother.
Galvez said Rosamaria’s case is strong in that she is not a flight risk — because she is disabled — and does not impose a threat to society. But being apart from her mother for that 2-3 weeks will be a first for her. “The child has never been apart from her mom,” Galvez said. (Corpus Christi Times)