DENVER – An undocumented woman from Aurora with a single conviction for driving without a license is set to be deported by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement after she was detained Wednesday in Centennial, according to her lawyer.
Maria de Jesus Jimenez Sanchez is a mother of four, including a developmentally-disabled daughter, and has lived in Aurora since 1999, according to her lawyer, Lakewood attorney Jennifer Kain-Rios.
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Though Jimenez Sanchez received a deportation order in 2001, according to Kain-Rios, she was able to stay in the country.
In 2012, Jimenez Sanchez was pulled over and cited for driving without a license, after which she spent six months in detention by immigration officials, according to her attorney. Colorado now allows undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses.
But Jimenez Sanchez was granted a stay of removal, which has been renewed for the past four years until she learned that the most recent
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