( LA Times)
When the grandmother of a Mira Mesa military veteran’s family was sent back to Mexico last week, her devastated relatives focused on the central role she played in the family, helping raise her two small grandchildren whose father is serving as a contractor in Afghanistan.
More details of her deportation came out this week, as immigration officials offered details of a felony welfare fraud conviction against the woman, Clarissa Arredondo, and disclosed that she had previously been deported.
Arredondo, 43, was removed to Tijuana on March 3 after being detained on Valentine’s Day. Hers is one of many cases around the nation arousing attention as President Donald Trump rolls out his immigration policies.
Arredondo was previously removed from the U.S. in 2005, according to Lauren Mack, spokeswoman for Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Mack said that when Arredondo tried to enter the United States at the Otay Mesa port of entry then, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers determined that Arredondo did not have authorization to enter the country and sent her back to Mexico.
Mack said that border officials used a process called “expedited removal,” which gave them the authority to send Arredondo back across the border without letting her see an immigration judge.
Because that order was still on her record, when immigration officials targeted her last month, they were within their authority to remove her again without giving her a hearing with an immigration judge, Mack said.
Arredondo was targeted “based on her immigration and criminal history,” Mack said.
The Left is now using a convicted criminal grandmother as an example of the cruelty of Trump's attempt to enforce our immigration laws already on the books.
The details that should be overlooked:
A babysitting Grandmother
Related to an alleged military veteran family
The Grandmother has been deported before
She has a felony WELFARE fraud conviction
Has been intercepted several times attempting to cross the border without papers.
This is just the latest example of Trump's unique approach to governing the country, enforce the laws!