ICE agents arrest Ann Arbor woman on immigration violation
Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents arrested a Mexican woman Wednesday in Ann Arbor who was previously ordered removed from the United States by a federal immigration judge, ICE spokesman Khaalid Walls said.
The 42-year-old woman was taken into custody at her home without incident and will be temporarily detained before being returned to Mexico, Walls said.
According to Margaret Harner, co-founder of The Washtenaw Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Rights, the woman is a mother of three children under age 13. She has been in the United States for 14 years, Harner said.
The woman ignored a deportation order in 1998 and applied for permanent resident status in 2001, Harner said. A lawyer for Harner's group has been working on the case.
The Mexican woman is the fifth person to be arrested by ICE agents in the area this week.
On Tuesday, agents arrested four men in Ypsilanti - three of whom were previously ordered removed from the country by federal immigration judges. The other was set to return to court to begin removal proceedings.