Mexico says deportation of Fairfield mother and 'dreamer' violated rules
MEXICO CITY (AP/WKRC) -- The Mexican government says the deportation of a mother of four U.S.-born children as well as that of a young man brought to the United States as a child violated U.S. rules.
Mexico's Foreign Relations department said Thursday it was assisting Maribel Trujillo Diaz, who lived in Fairfield after she entered the country illegally in 2002.
All reports indicate she had been a productive member of the community and of her church, despite her illegal status. There were prayer vigils and rallies, petition drives and calls for governors and senators to intervene on her behalf.
The department says a Mexican consulate in the U.S. had also contacted the family of Juan Manuel Montes, who was deported to Mexico despite having permission to be in the U.S. under the so-called "dreamer" program that shields young immigrants.
The department says the two deportations "represent a violation of the stated norms for deportation, given that neither of the Mexican citizens had a criminal record or represented a security risk."