PHOENIX — A Guatemalan mother who crossed the border illegally in May with her 7-year-old son has sued the Trump administration, accusing officials of forcibly taking away her child as punishment for coming to the U.S. to seek asylum.
In the lawsuit filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, the Guatemalan mother, Beata Mariana de Jesus Mejia-Mejia, describes being taken to a holding cell with her son after being apprehended by Border Patrol agents on May 19 near San Luis, Arizona.
The 39-year-old woman told the agents she was escaping severe violence in Guatemala and death threats, including death threats by her husband against her and her son, according to a copy of the lawsuit, first reported by The Daily Mail.
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Two days later, men in green uniforms told her they needed to take her son but would not tell her why the lawsuit says. The boy was “screaming and crying” as the agents took the boy away, even though Mejia told them not to and demanded an explanation, the lawsuit says.
How is this a thing? SHE BROKE THE LAW! and now is whining at having to deal with OUR consequences, I guess she will fit in with all the other privileged children in our country, but seriously how could she think this is going to end well? Let us know what you think should be done.
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