Battered Salvadoran Woman Faces Deportation From Mountain View Home

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) – A Salvadoran woman who fled to the United States to escape an abusive husband is facing imminent deportation.

Medrano’s lawyer says 44-year-old Irma Medrano, who has lived in Mountain View since illegally entering the country 15 years ago, is in danger if she’s forced to return to El Savador, where her husband has been looking for her.

Attorney Aubra Fletcher told the San Francisco Chronicle that authorities have refused to allow Medrano to apply for political asylum and she could be deported as early as Tuesday.

U.S. officials dispute Medrano’s claim that her life would be in danger in El Salvador.

But her lawyer says relatives say her husband has come to look for her after learning deportation was imminent.

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  1. fred.thompso says:

    She’s been in the country for 15 years ?? And never bothered to become legal?
    WHAT is it with these people!!
    If she has been getting benefits for the past 15 years, not only does she need to be deported she needs to pay back the money we paid for her.
    I do NOT get how people think they are entitled, better than the law.
    I am truly sorry her husband was suck a waste but that is NOT the problem here. It is El Salvadors problem.

    1. m&m's says:

      Wow…seriously ppl. You need to educate yourselves before making all these comments. Learn about immigration process and getting public benefits in the US before assuming that all immigrants are leaving here for free!

  2. Sick&tired says:

    We’re supposed to feel sorry for her? Seriously? She’s been here for 15 years – that’s more than enough time to become legal here. While I’m sorry she may have been abused, this isn’t a reason to grant asylum.

  3. HatesRacists says:

    Are you reading what the article says? wow!!!! THEY’RE NOT LETTING HER BECOME LEGAL HERE…THEY’RE NOT LETTING HER APPLY FOR ASYLUM WHICH IS ALL SHE COULD QUALIFY FOR DUE TO HER ABUSE. Geez people!!

  4. Roxan says:

    This article left out that she also has 2 anchor babies.

  5. Proud American says:

    Sick&tired+fred.thompso=RACISTS

  6. Roxan says:

    Hey, she’s illegal. She’s been here for 15 years. She’s had 2 anchor babies. To get work, either she was working under the table or stole or falsified somebody’s Social Security card. She’s played us for fools for a long time.

    It’s time our borders were secured and our immigration laws were enforced.

    Hey, if Mexico can do this, (they’re building a border fence with Guatamala) and they enforce their immigration laws, why can’t we?

    Where’s the accusations of “Racist, Nativist or Xenophobe” for Mexico or any other nation on this planet?

    Try your logic in another nation, (HatesRacists), and see how far that gets you.

  7. human says:

    God is not partial, but in every nation the man that works righteousness is acceptable in him eyes. When did humans become greater than God? Seems to me people have forgotten they’re place here. Its through God that all things are and because of him that they exist, regardless of race or social or economic background.

    1. godar says:

      sorry but there’s no proof. if you mean the bible, that was written by people. no proof, no god. sorry

  8. Roxan says:

    Hey, she’s illegal. She’s been here for 15 years. She’s had 2 anchor babies. To get work, either she was working under the table or stole or falsified somebody’s Social Security card. She’s played us for fools for a long time.

    It’s time our borders were secured and our immigration laws were enforced.

    Hey, if Mexico can do this, (they’re building a border fence with Guatamala) and they enforce their immigration laws, why can’t we?

    Where’s the accusations of “Racist, Nativist or Xenophobe” for Mexico or any other nation on this planet?

    Try your logic in another nation, (HatesRacists), and see how far that gets you.

    Human, stop making exuses for bad behavior.

    REASON FOR NOT SECURING OUR BORDERS OR ENFORCING OUR IMMIGRATION LAWS IS:

    The NAU (NORTH AMERICAN UNION)-the plan to merge: Canada, the USA and Mexico together. THis NAU is also being piggybacked onto the RECONQUISTA-AZTLAN Agenda to reclaim the lost Mexican Territory from the state of CA to CO and TX.

    The SPP (Security and Prosperity Partnership)-Same Plan.

    NAFTA SUPERHIGHWAY: To start in Mexico, go through the Plains States in the USA to Canada. (My, won’t the longshoremen be pleased on the W. coast) and if you think your drug problem is bad now, just wait until this gets implemented).

    Most of BOTH politicial parties agree to this and that’s why they’re blatantly committing treason against this nation.

    Enough of BOTH parties belong to the CFR (Council on Foreign Relations), the Trilateral Commision, the Skull and Bones Society, AIPAC, Freemasonry and attend meetings of the Bohemian Club, the Belizean Club and-or the BILDERBERGS.

    GLOBALIST GOVERNMENT GOAL: Our planet’s nations’ borders are being erased and set up in blocs for the NWO (New World Order) aka 1-World Order). The E.U. (Euopean Union) exists. We’re next.

    So for any illegal alien supporters out there, you are being used as “Useful Idiots” to further the ROTHSCHILDS and other BANKSTERS and corporate Glibal Government goal. It’s doesn’t matter whether your a preacher, businessman, employer of illegals or belong to La Raza, MEChA, MALDEF, LULAC, etc, you are all Useful Idiots for this goal.

  9. go giants. says:

    Roxan, you must be talking without experience. Do you have friends or family members that are immigrants or here illegally. I’m guessing not because if you did, you’d be fighting for their rights. And don’t use Mexico as an excuse for the US to treat immigrants differently. And you guys need to realize that YOU ARE DESCENDANTS OF IMMIGRANTS. iI doubt any of you guys are FULL NATIVE AMERICAN. Plus, California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Nevada belonged to Mexico. So technically, this is MEXICAN SOIL. And if your soo worried about Latino immigrants, leave the country.

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