BALTIMORE (AP) Alyse and Elmer Sanchez were thrilled when they survived their green card interview, a crucial step in obtaining lawful status in the United States. She texted her family from the immigration office as relief washed over her: The officer had agreed that their marriage is legitimate.
Moments later, Elmer was in shackles, detained pending deportation to his native Honduras, leaving her alone with their two little boys.
We feel it was a trap, a trick, to get us there, Alyse said.
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