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Protesters block a van at the ICE facility in central Phoenix

A judge had ordered her deportation in 2013, but she was allowed to stay in the U.S. because the Obama administration generally limited deportations of immigrants living in the country illegally to only those who were convicted of serious crimes or who had ties to criminal organizations, The Times' Fernanda Santos wrote.

Immigrant advocates say her detention reflects the severity of the Trump administration's crackdown on illegal immigration. Since 2008, she had been checking in at the federal ICE office after she was caught during a raid at her workplace reportedly using a fake Social Security number.

"It's extremely disappointing to walk in with a attractive loving and caring human being like Guadalupe and not be able to walk out with her", Maldonado said.

As protestors surrounded the auto and held signs urging ICE not to breakup families, they shouted "liberation, not deportation". Police in riot gear showed up around 10 p.m. local time (midnight ET) and said seven of the protesters were arrested "without force". "She went in with the lawyer and didn't come out. President Trump (calls) them enhancing public safety, which really appears only to be attacking immigrant communities and people of color", said Garcia de Rayos' lawyer, Ray Ybarra Maldonado.

While many have cited President Obama's high rate of deportations, the Obama administration worked to do exactly what Trump said he would do. Accompanied by protesters who anxious that she would be detained because of the new executive order, Ybarra Maldonado accompanied her into the ICE field office. Officers are working to keep EVERONE [sic] safe including a scared group of people inside an ICE van being illegally blocked by some people ... She was allowed to remain in the country, so long as she checked in with immigration officials, under an executive order signed by then-President Barack Obama.

But after she was arrested on Wednesday, authorities "began procedures" to send her back to Mexico, according to the New York Times.

Five years later, a judge is believed to have ruled that she had no legal standing to remain in the USA, but was allowed to stay on appeal, with regular check-ins.

Trump's executive order last month expanded border securities to include undocumented immigrants who committed any criminal offense.

The raid was one of many conducted by Arpaio to enforce state identity-theft laws.

The 36-year-old's family told NBC station 12 News that she fought the order, which was for a voluntary deportation. Yet one way Trump could get around this reality is by expanding the definition of a criminal offense, which is exactly what he did in his executive order.

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