Undocumented woman sued the US county in 2009 for asking for her ID and won! Now, she’s being detained by ICE.

Under President Donald Trump, being in the country illegally means being in the country illegally.

Roxana Orellana Santos, an illegal immigrant and immigration activist who sued a Maryland County in 2009 for wrongful arrest, has been detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Fox News reported.

An incident likely to make Santos a household name when the liberal media comes to embrace her cause, as protests are already in full gear.

Santos was detained despite a claim by her lawyer, Nick Katz, that a court order allows her to remain in the U.S.

Katz told the Frederick News-Post his client has been attending routine check-ins with the immigration enforcement agency since her arrest in 2008, and even though she is scheduled for a check-in next week, the agency is not releasing her.

“Roxana feels she belongs here,” Katz said. “She’s away from her children. CASA is fighting for her. She has a case pending with the Board of Immigration Appeals. They could deport her today before that case is heard.”

(CASA is the Court Appointed Special Advocates, and the organization’s attorneys are representing Santos.)

Even though she is in the country illegally, Santas has already had one major victory in the U.S. legal system after she was detained during a routine immigration check-in.

More from Fox News on that case:

Santos was arrested in 2008 while sitting on a curb eating lunch after Frederick County sheriff’s deputies asked to see her identification. She gave them an identification card from El Salvador and was arrested on an outstanding immigration warrant related to her failing to show up to court after crossing into the country illegally years before, the Baltimore Sun reported.

She filed a civil rights lawsuit against the county, arguing they had violated her rights by subjecting her to unreasonable searches and seizures, the newspaper reported.


CASA organizer Ana Martinez told the News-Post Santos, a single mother, has done nothing wrong but try to provide for her three children.

“She’s a wonderful working mom, and she’s here to provide for her family,” Martinez said. “That’s the only thing she has done wrong.”

Santos is scheduled to appear in court Monday for a hearing related to the earlier case, the paper reported.

“We presented that information to the ICE agents. They disregarded that,” attorney Jose Perez said. “We will do everything within our power to correct this travesty. There was no reason to take Roxana into custody.”


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