ICE Continues to Arrest Immigrants at Their Hearings for Legal Residency Status – Pacific Standard
Lilian Calderon, an immigrant who was detained at an appointment with immigration authorities, has reportedly obtained the Green Card that she sought. Calderon is one of several immigrants named in a class action lawsuit against Immigration and Customs Enforcement to stop immigration authorities from enforcing at government buildings when immigrants are trying to comply with the authorities, a practice that advocates characterize as the state-sanctioned entrapment of law-abiding prospective citizens.
Calderon was arrested in January of 2018, shortly after completing an interview with United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, in which she was applying to gain legal residency status through her marriage to a U.S. national. About a month later, the American Civil Liberties Union sued to block her deportation to her birth country of Guatemala and secure her release.