An undocumented grandmother known as the “backbone” of one California veteran’s family was deported to Mexico Friday after immigration officials arrested and detained her for more than two weeks, her family said.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents picked 43-year-old Clarissa Arredondo, outside her home in an unmarked SUV on Valentine’s Day, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported.
Adriana Aparicio, 27, Arredondo’s daughter, told the newspaper that ICE officials said to her that her mother was a deportation priority because she lied on paperwork to receive welfare and that that offense happened more than a decade ago.
An ICE spokesman told the Daily News Sunday the agency is reviewing Arredondo's immigration case and couldn't comment on the reason for her arrest.
It's always easier to deport harmless women than all the assorted gangsters and pimps. Another number in the target figures.