Texas Observer – Lawsuit Claims Woman’s Deportation was a Death Sentence

The U.S. government deported 387,790 people in 2009, one of them a frightened 22-year-old victim of domestic abuse known, in a lawsuit filed Wednesday, as “Laura S.” Despite having a U.S. visa and a restraining order against her abusive ex-boyfriend in Mexico—she warned immigration agents he’d kill her if she returned—Laura S. was deported without ever seeing an immigration judge.

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