CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A judge in Charlotte has canceled the deportation of a woman to Mexico after she gave birth.
Isaide Serrano came to the United States illegally in 1991. She was jailed after being stopped by a Charlotte police officer two years ago for a traffic violation. Officials were processing her for deportation.
But at 5 a.m. Thursday, she gave birth to a boy at Carolinas Medical Center.
Four hours later, she attended a rally of about 100 people who said she was being treated unfairly. Armando Bellmas with the Latin American Coalition says Serrano was a mother and housewife whose children only knew the United States as home.
At the 11 a.m. hearing, a judge canceled her deportation. She headed back to the hospital to be with her son.
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