(AZ CENTRAL) A Mesa mother suddenly at the epicenter of the national debate over immigration enforcement has been deported, her attorney announced Thursday morning.
Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos, 36, was taken into custody Wednesday afternoon during a routine check-in at the central Phoenix offices of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. For four years, federal immigration authorities had given her a pass to remain in the U.S. rather than deport her back to Mexico.
But her attorney, Ray Ybarra-Maldonado, said that the Mexican consulate had informed him Garcia de Rayos was deported to Nogales, Sonora, on Thursday.
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