Rocío Rebollar Gómez, 50, is a small businesswoman in the United States, a country she came to 31 years ago: she was deported from San Diego for having been in the country after being deported twice, between the 80s and 90s.
The Mexican immigrant Rocío Rebollar Gómez (c-d), along with her son, the second intelligence lieutenant of the US army, Gibran Cruz (c-i).
Immigration authorities deported this Thursday from San Diego (California) to Mexico to the mother of a US army lieutenant who is a small businesswoman and had lived in the United States for 31 years. Rocío Rebollar Gómez, 50, mother of the second army intelligence lieutenant, Gibran Cruz, 30, was deported from San Diego to the Mexican border city of Tijuana (Mexico), through the Immigration Office and Customs Control (ICE).
Both the military and his sister, Karla McKissick, lamented at a press conference that ICE prevented both children from saying goodbye to their mother in the demarcation of both countries.
Rebollar was scheduled for an appointment this Thursday to surrender for deportation, but his daughter said he “had faith that they were going to give him an extension and so he had not packed.” Attorney Tessa Cabrera told Efe that the office of federal senator Kamala Harris tried to obtain an extraordinary permit to extend Rebollar’s stay in the country.
However, the mother of the family, grandmother of three grandchildren and small businesswoman had to surrender to federal authorities, while ICE informed the lawyer that the extension should be requested in a separate building.
But “at the time we walked from one building to another, the agents pulled Rocío in a vehicle and took her to the border to be deported immediately,” said the lawyer.
Rebollar was expelled from the country by the El Chaparral border crosswalk. From Tijuana – some 27 miles (43 kilometers) to the south of where it was delivered just before – the woman confirmed her daughter by phone on a speaker that she was in Mexican territory and did not know where she was. The daughter said between tears that she would bring her clothes and some items. Lieutenant Cruz regretted that, due to his rank and military position, he is prohibited from crossing the border into Tijuana.
A court ordered the deportation of Rebollar for having been in the country after being deported twice, between the 80s and 90s. The order had to be fulfilled in December, but the lawyer got an extension of 30 days for Rebollara to fix some matters before being deported.
At the press conference and after the deportation, Lieutenant Cruz questioned what, rather than returning in search of his children, could be a mother whom they separated from their children when they were very young.
2020-01-02T17: 57: 23-05: 00
2020-01-02T17: 57: 23-05: 00
They deport the mother of an army lieutenant to Mexico after 31 years in the US. UU.