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Pregnant Mother Fights For Release From Immigration Detention Facility In Otay Mesa

Pregnant Mother Fights For Release From Immigration Detention Facility In Otay Mesa

By Jean Guerrero - KPBS Fronteras Desk

In San Diego, a pregnant mother in immigration detention embodies the broadened focus of President Trump's immigration crackdown, which no longer pivots around serious criminals but anyone who entered the country illegally.

Maria Solis Jasso, 28, filed an application for release from the Otay Mesa Detention Facility earlier this month, with the hope of fighting deportation from her home in North County, where she lives with her three daughters, ages 10, 4 and 2. Solis asked KPBS not to show her face during an on-camera interview late Thursday.