The case is reminiscent of a September incident in which a man and woman in the U. Rosa came to the U. Once inside the hospital, the agents waited outside of her room, with the intent of detaining her after her procedure. Following the surgery, Hernandez was taken to a federal facility for unaccompanied minors in the U. Rosamaria, undocumented, was on her way to undergo gallbladder removal.
The reason they sent Rosa to the hospital with a cousin is because the cousin is a U. A cousin of hers took her to the hospital, and to get there from the Texas border city of Laredo, they had to travel about 150 miles. On Tuesday, , a 10-year-old undocumented child living in Laredo, was taken by ambulance to receive emergency gallbladder surgery in Corpus Christi. The case is reminiscent of a September incident in which a man and woman in the U. And while the Border Patrol agents did allow Rosa and her cousin to pass, they followed their car all the way to the hospital. The child, who has cerebral palsy, without permission a decade ago and is now facing possible deportation! Meanwhile, the the Department of Homeland Security plans to do a home study to determine if they should release her back to her parents.
If you wish to help Rosa and her family, a Go Fund Me page has been set up in her name. Tamayo of Laredo issued Oct. And after the surgery was complete, agents stood ready to escort Rosa Maria to a federal facility for unaccompanied minors in the U. Border patrol agents followed her as she was taken to the hospital. Border Patrol agents allowed Hernandez and her cousin, a U. The doctor also suggested that Rosa Maria be discharged to her family so that she can continue her medical care with her primary care physician in Laredo. This is the only home she has ever known.
The Trump Administration has not made clear whether they will proceed with deportation proceedings against her. I start to become sad and I start to become desperate. Immigration advocates are protesting Rosa Maria Hernandez's case and say Border Patrol should show more discretion in the cases of sick children who are in the U. Once released, agents transported the little girl to a shelter in San Antonio, where migrant children are held without their parents. At the hospital, agents stood by and refused to let Rosa Maria's relative close the door to their room so they could keep watch over the girl, Gonzalez said. Her parents are both in the United States illegally and came with Rosa Maria to the U.
Customs and Border Protection, which includes the U. Astrid Dominguez, immigration policy strategist for the American Civil Liberties Union of Texas, said people without legal status in Texas' border regions have long had to decide whether to seek medical care and face detention, including during the Obama administration. Rosa Maria Hernandez was brought to Laredo, Texas, from Mexico by her parents when she was a baby. Gonzalez said Border Patrol agents allowed the girl and her cousin to pass, but followed the hospital vehicle taking them. Rosa Maria was en route to her family in Laredo on Friday, but her release is not the end of the situation, Galvez said. Photo11: Contributed Galvez said the Department of Homeland Security will conduct a home study to determine if Rosa Maria can be released to family.
Health and Human Services Department. They sent Rosa Maria with a cousin to the hospital because the cousin is a U. Rosa Maria received her treatment and was medically cleared by Wednesday. Rosa Maria Hernandez, who is in the country without documents, was en route to a hospital for emergency gall bladder surgery in Corpus Christi when federal agents first detained and held her Oct. As soon as her surgery was over, Rosa was then escorted to a federal facility for unaccompanied minors who are in the U. They had to pass through one of several Border Patrol checkpoints set up in South Texas, north of the U. What the hell is wrong with you — Rebe rebekahgomezz On the other hand, Border Patrol maintains that they made the right move.
Rosa Maria, who lacks legal immigration status, had just undergone gall bladder surgery. Border patrol agents demonstrate a training exercise with actors playing the roles of migrants at the United States Border Patrol Academy in Artesia, New Mexico. The ambulance was escorted by Customs and Border Protection agents from an immigration checkpoint in Freer. Rosa Maria is being held at the facility indefinitely, the attorney said. They sent Rosa Maria with a cousin to the hospital because the cousin is a U. Immigration advocates are protesting Rosa Maria Hernandez's case and say Border Patrol should show more discretion in the cases of sick children who are in the U. A after Border Patrol agents took her into custody following emergency gall bladder surgery.
One area lawmaker issued a statement to the Caller-Times on the matter. Please sign this petition demanding that she be released and allowed to remain in the U. They stayed behind in Laredo while she was rushed to the hospital fearing they might be detained, not thinking their daughter would face the same fate. Please sign this petition demanding that she be released from the facility and allowed to stay in the U. Her mother said the family was seeking better care for her. After the surgery, the girl was taken once more from her family and put into a juvenile detention center in San Antonio.
Attorney Alex Galvez said that Rosamaria has never been away from her mother for this long, and remains detained. She was being transferred from a medical center in Laredo to a hospital in Corpus Christi. Both her mom and dad are currently in the country illegally. Leticia Gonzalez, an attorney for the Hernandez family, said Thursday that Rosa Maria was taken with a cousin from the Texas border city of Laredo to a children's hospital in Corpus Christi, about 150 miles 240 kilometers away. The family attorney says the statement from border protection indicates the girl is definitely on track to be deported. On the way, they passed through one of several Border Patrol checkpoints that are set up in South Texas.