Trump Administration To Deport Girl, 10, With Cerebral Palsy
A 10-year-old girl, Rosamaria Hernandez, who has cerebral palsy, may deported after she recovers from emergency gallbladder surgery this week at Driscoll Children’s Hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas.
The girl’s mother, Felipa Delacruz, said her daughter will likely be sent to an immigration detention center in Texas.
Leticia Gonzalez, an immigration lawyer, told the Corpus Christi Caller-Times that she is working with the hospital and immigration authorities to allow the girl to stay with her family.
“She is not the typical 10-year-old,” Gonzalez explained. “We are hopeful Border Patrol sees the bigger picture here.”
Rosamaria crossed a Customs and Border Protection checkpoint while traveling to Corpus Christi for the emergency surgery.
Delacruz, who is not legally in the U.S., said federal agents waited outside her daughter’s hospital room.
Customs and Border Protection spokesman Rod Kise told the Corpus Christi Caller-Times:
Per the immigration laws of the United States, once medically cleared she will be processed accordingly. The Mexican Consulate has been advised of the situation by Laredo Sector Border Patrol.
(Source: Corpus Christi Caller-Times)