ATLANTA, Georgia (AP) — State Sen. Curt Thompson has been a strong advocate of immigration rights, once speaking in Spanish from the steps of the Georgia Capitol against the adoption of some of the nation’s strictest immigration controls.
Now Thompson’s Colombian-born wife is in hiding as federal immigration officials try to deport her.
Sascha Herrera, 28, has been in hiding since Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers arrived at her home November 28 with an order to remove her from the U.S. She was not home at the time.
Her attorney, Charles Kuck, claims she was duped by a man handling her immigration requests and that she never received the immigration notices that triggered her deportation order. While Kuck says neither he nor her husband know where Herrera is, he said that she will turn herself in Tuesday.
UPDATE: She’s turned herself in.