After Community Outcry, Wendy Miranda-Fernandez’s Deportation Appears Stalled—For Now | Triangulator | Indy Week
Pin It

After Community Outcry, Wendy Miranda-Fernandez’s Deportation Appears Stalled—For Now 

Wendy Miranda-Fernandez, a twenty-three-year-old Durham resident taken into custody in March by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, was still detained in a Louisiana facility as of Tuesday morning, according to an ICE detainee locator. She had been scheduled to be deported Friday, but after a community outcry, her deportation seems to have been delayed.

Miranda-Fernandez, who attended Riverside High School, had been planning to marry her fiancé of more than a year when she was taken into custody during an ICE check-in on March 22. She came to the United States in 2008 when she was fourteen, after witnessing a murder outside of her home in El Salvador. As an unaccompanied minor, she was allowed into the country. But in 2014, the Board of Immigration Appeals denied her application for asylum. She was issued a final removal order in August 2016, according to ICE spokesman Bryan Cox.

Miranda-Fernandez's attorney, Nardine Guirguis, says her client was issued several stays of her removal, and her most recent stay was unexpired when she sought a renewal on March 22. Cox, however, says the stay expired March 10, and thus she was eligible for deportation.

Guirguis has filed a motion to reopen Miranda-Fernandez's case, along with a new asylum application and a request for an emergency stay. Guirguis says Miranda-Fernandez could be killed if she returns to El Salvador. According to Alerta Migratoria NC, the murder she witnessed took place after her brother refused to join the criminal outfit known as MS-13.

This article appeared in print with the headline "+NO ASYLUM ."

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

INDY Week publishes all kinds of comments, but we don't publish everything.

  • Comments that are not contributing to the conversation will be removed.
  • Comments that include ad hominem attacks will also be removed.
  • Please do not copy and paste the full text of a press release.

Permitted HTML:
  • To create paragraphs in your comment, type <p> at the start of a paragraph and </p> at the end of each paragraph.
  • To create bold text, type <b>bolded text</b> (please note the closing tag, </b>).
  • To create italicized text, type <i>italicized text</i> (please note the closing tag, </i>).
  • Proper web addresses will automatically become links.

Latest in Triangulator



Twitter Activity

Comments

Mr Guy. Thank you for your supreme grammar grading skills. I would note that speaking english(note the lower case e) …

by Timothy Oswald on Javiera Caballero Wants One Durham City Council Meeting to Be in Spanish, So English-Speakers Know What It’s Like (Triangulator)

Perhaps I was not direct enough.

Your point was that it was important that new immigrants learn to …

by Guy_Smiley on Javiera Caballero Wants One Durham City Council Meeting to Be in Spanish, So English-Speakers Know What It’s Like (Triangulator)

Most Read

Most Recent Comments

Mr Guy. Thank you for your supreme grammar grading skills. I would note that speaking english(note the lower case e) …

by Timothy Oswald on Javiera Caballero Wants One Durham City Council Meeting to Be in Spanish, So English-Speakers Know What It’s Like (Triangulator)

Perhaps I was not direct enough.

Your point was that it was important that new immigrants learn to …

by Guy_Smiley on Javiera Caballero Wants One Durham City Council Meeting to Be in Spanish, So English-Speakers Know What It’s Like (Triangulator)

Mr Guy. Thank you for grading my comment. Although that was a lot of time spent to not address the …

by Timothy Oswald on Javiera Caballero Wants One Durham City Council Meeting to Be in Spanish, So English-Speakers Know What It’s Like (Triangulator)

Re: Mr. Oswald
The first of sentence of your comment has typo; Mr. Oswald means area not are.
The second …

by Guy_Smiley on Javiera Caballero Wants One Durham City Council Meeting to Be in Spanish, So English-Speakers Know What It’s Like (Triangulator)

"And having a bilingual society is bad for cultural cohesion. It creates a "then and us", mentality."

It has …

by vidvis on Javiera Caballero Wants One Durham City Council Meeting to Be in Spanish, So English-Speakers Know What It’s Like (Triangulator)

© 2018 Indy Week • 320 E. Chapel Hill St., Suite 200, Durham, NC 27701 • phone 919-286-1972 • fax 919-286-4274
RSS Feeds | Powered by Foundation