A transgender woman who was arrested by border patrol while at a courthouse for a protective order was sentenced in Texas to time served Thursday. She was facing an illegal reentry charge.
Irvin Gonzalez, who investigators said entered the U.S. from Mexico illegally, was arrested February 9 at the El Paso County Courthouse and since had been held in the El Paso County Detention Facility next door.
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KVIA reported that Gonzalez apologized when asked by the judge if she wanted to say something.
“I would like to apologize for breaking the law of the United States, and I would like to ask you for an opportunity to start my life over in my own country,” said Gonzalez.
Her immigration attorney, Melissa Untereker, was happy with the sentence.
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