Friday, June 27, 2008

More on Gabriela Pacheco: the ankle bracelet monitor

'"Ms. Gaby Pacheco's past statements had no effect on ICE's decision to begin removal proceedings against the other members of the Pacheco family, nor the decision to supervise them," ICE spokeswoman Barbara Gonzalez said in an e-mail Friday. Immigration activist says family being punished' - Fox News

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Immigrant Activist says family being punished

MIAMI (AP) -- An Ecuadorean college student who alleges her relatives were targeted for deportation because of her immigration activism said Friday they are again being punished by being placed into an expanded house arrest program.

Gabriela Pacheco's father and sister [who is seven months pregnant] were ordered to wear ankle bracelets to monitor their movements. Under the monitoring program, immigration authorities are alerted if individuals leave their homes for unauthorized reasons...

Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials said they decided to implement the monitoring program this week for the Pachecos to ensure their compliance after a "thorough review" of the case.

"Ms. Gaby Pacheco's past statements had no effect on ICE's decision to begin removal proceedings against the other members of the Pacheco family, nor the decision to supervise them," ICE spokeswoman Barbara Gonzalez said in an e-mail Friday...

...more than 1,000 other individuals in South Florida also participate in the monitoring program....

The case is on appeal as the family awaits a judge's final order. The next hearing is set for Sept. 16.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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thanks to A.P. for sending this along

1 comment:

Human said...

Thank you so much for all your support and help. We will continue to stay strong and my family and I will fight this battle with dignity. We will fight not just for us but for all the immigrant families that are being torn apart by injustice, inhumane laws.
LOVE WILL PREVAIL!
Gaby