Garcia pointed to the incident as a direct reflection of the severity of Trump's crackdown on illegal immigration.
The protest intensified throughout the night, and a Tactical Response Unit was seen standing alongside the van that is believed to be carrying Garcia. Later protesters blocked the gates around the building in an effort to prevent several vans and a bus from leaving.
Police ultimately removed the protester from the wheel, arrested a total of six people, and the van drove away.
In 2013, ICE says, an order for her deportation was finalized. Seven people were arrested. Court documents obtained by KNVX also show that Garcia had previously been ordered to self-deport.
Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos was reunited with her children in Mexico Thursday after being detained and deported by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement. "We're a united family". "Her only crime was to work here so she could support us". "She has been deported, and this has been one of the first victim of President Trump, " declared an "activist" to the press.
That all changed on Wednesday, though, as Trump's executive order has returned "a great deal of discretion to ICE officers in the field to enforce immigration laws as they were written", the Center for Immigration Studies' Jessica Vaughan notes.
Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos was brought to the United States when she was only fourteen, and has lived in Arizona for twenty-two years.
The Mexican government has issued a warning that the Mexican community in the US faces "a new reality" after the deportation of a mother of teenage children from Arizona.
"There is no avenue for her". There's no application she can submit.
"She is a very kind person", Jacqueline said. "I mean, this is a prime example of our failed immigration system".
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"We all knew something could be different this time with the new administration", said Carlos Garcia, director of the advocacy group Puente Arizona, to the LA Times.
It was during this check in on Wednesday that she was taken into custody, just days after Donald Trump signed an executive order broadening the regulations under which some people will be deported.
"My sister needs my mother". He says she is waiting for her parents to arrive there from the south-central Mexican state of Guanajuato to meet her.
"Basically we are Americans", he said.
"It's a nightmare having your mother taken away from you", he said.
Mexico warned its citizens living in the United States on Friday to "take precautions" and remain in contact with consular officials a day after the deportation of an undocumented mother following a routine visit with U.S. immigration authorities. She has been trying to have her felony conviction overturned, arguing that Arpaio's raids were unconstitutional. She was arrested in 2008 during a workplace raid and convicted one year later of felony criminal impersonation.
It stipulates that any undocumented immigrants convicted of a criminal offense get priority for deportation.
By Wednesday night, more than 100 protesters gathered outside the Ice office in Phoenix and blocked several vans that were coming out. Since she didn't meet these criteria, she was seemingly spared - even though a judge issued a deportation order against her in 2013.
García de Rayos was known to immigration authorities already.