Butler County mom sent to Louisiana, deportation moves forward

Maribel Trujillo being deported to Mexico
Posted at 10:16 AM, Apr 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-11 15:00:12-04

The Fairfield mother of four who faces deportation was sent to an ICE detention center in Louisiana Tuesday, according to her priest. Maribel Trujillo will be deported unless a federal judge allows her to stay in the U.S.

Trujillo was detained by ICE officials in Butler County outside her home last week. Officials moved her from the Butler County Jail to the Morrow County Jail near an airport in Columbus Friday morning.

Trujillo's deportation was delayed due to court backlogs, according to Father Michael Pucke of St. Julie Billiart Catholic Parish in Hamilton.

Trujillo's attorney did submit an appeal to the court. A decision from the court could keep Trujillo in the United States.

A coalition of religious leaders gave Sen. Rob Portman a petition Monday, urging him to get involved in preventing the deportation of Maribel Trujillo.

READ MORE: Leaders urge Portman to stop deportation

Trujillo came to U.S. 15 years ago after drug cartels targeted her family.

Religious leaders gave Portman’s staff assistant petitions with over 1,000 signatures. His assistant, Robert Braggs, said Portman is doing what he can to help.