L.A. Mom Deported After Protesting Foreclosure of Home

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LOS ANGELES – Activists from Occupy Fights Foreclosures are holding a candlelight vigil Tuesday night for Blanca Cardenas, the 37-year-old mother of a baby girl, who was deported last week. Cardenas was arrested by Los Angeles police officers Feb. 22 for trespassing, while she and her husband were protesting the foreclosure of their former home. Although she posted bail, she was held in jail for one week and then deported to Mexico on Feb. 29 by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Cardenas is the mother of a 19-month-old girl and a 14-year-old son who are both U.S. citizens. Her husband is also a U.S. citizen.

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