DENVER (CBS4) - The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has deported a mother from Colorado back to Mexico.
Maria de Jesus Jimenez-Sanchez lives in Aurora and three of her four children are American citizens. Her attorney, Jennifer Kain-Rios, works in the Denver metro area and had been checking her status around the clock, hoping to secure her release through the courts.
Kain-Rios said in a statement her client was deported on April 18 and hasn't had much contact with her.
Jimenez-Sanchez was arrested after she walked into immigration offices in Texas to check in.
Jimenez-Sanchez was convicted of driving without a license five years ago, which is grounds for deportation under a new homeland security policy.
Kain-Rios says she's waiting to hear from her on whether she wants to continue fighting.
Homeland Security officials released a statement calling Jimenez-Sanchez an "egregious immigration violator."
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