TURLOCK, Calif. (AP) - A mother who says she was abruptly deported to her native Honduras three years ago without the chance to say goodbye to her children has been reunited with her family in Central California.
The Modesto Bee reports that Maria Chaparro returned to Turlock earlier this month and is spending the holiday with her husband and three children, ages 13, 15 and 25.
Chaparro came to the United from Honduras when she was 19. She says she was defrauded by a man who purported to be an immigration attorney when she tried to obtain legal residency and later deported to Honduras, where she says she had to look for family members.
Her husband, Cesar, has been told she has probationary status and has about a year to try to get permanent residency.
The Associated Press