Gomez, a domestic worker, attended her regular interview with authorities at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) building in Miramar, Broward County, north of Miami.
After appearing before a judge with her lawyer, Gómez left the federal building indicating briefly at the exit that they had kindly treated her and that they reconvened her in two weeks, while they continue examining her case of request of asylum.
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Activists and community associations have warned of an increase in the number of undocumented immigrants who are detained for deportation when they go to court hearings, a system known as “silent raids”.
“They make fun of us. Immigrants come to their check-ups following the law and many are detained,” said to Efe María Bilbao, activist of the group
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