NEW MEXICO (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – Lawyers for a transgender woman from El Salvador who won her release from immigration detention say she was arrested and taken back to the same New Mexico facility pending the U.S. government’s appealing of the judge’s decision.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement re-arrested the woman — identified by only her first name “Joselin” — Monday during what her lawyers expected would be a routine check-in.READ MORE: Former West Mesquite High School Football Player Aaron Lowe Fatally Shot In Utah
One of her lawyers says Joselin suffers from seizures as well as symptoms of a traumatic brain injury. She was released from the hospital days before the check-in.READ MORE: 'What More Would I Want?' Dallas Cowboys Trumpeter Freddie Jones On Entertaining Fans
Her lawyer says Joselin’s detention is unnecessary since she had a place to stay and was not a flight risk.MORE NEWS: Denton Police Searching For Hit-And-Run Driver Who Struck Woman In Wheelchair
ICE did not respond to requests for comment Thursday and Friday.