Sen. Sherrod Brown says he personally called ICE asking the agency to reconsider her case. Sen.
In January, President Donald Trump ordered immigration authorities to fully enforce all the laws now on the books, including the deportation of "individuals whose legal claims to remain in the United States have been lawfully rejected, after any appropriate civil or criminal sanctions have been imposed".
In recent court documents filed in an attempt to reopen her case, Trujillo-Diaz's lawyers said her father was kidnapped by the Knights Templar cartel in February and the family had to pay a ransom to get him released.
"We're obviously disappointed with the court's ruling, but we still encourage ICE to do the right thing and not separate this mom from her kids", attorney Emily Brown said, as quoted by WKRC.
Immigration officials have contended Trujillo Diaz entered the United States illegally in 2002 and had exhausted her appeals.
The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is set to deport Maribel Trujillo Diaz today.
According to her lawyers, she first came into the crosshairs of the immigration authorities after a raid in 2007, which prompted her to attend regular meetings with ICE.
On April 5, ICE officials arrived at her brother's house as she was preparing for work and took her into custody for imminent deportation. Her children range in age from 3 to 14 years old.
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Cincinnati is also trying to halt her deportation, saying she is a strong member of their community. "If a mother of four USA citizen kids who has no criminal record is up for deportation, then this is an inhuman policy that everyone needs to know about". The youngest of her four children, a three-year-old daughter, has seizures and requires special care.
Tuesday morning's vigil was held prior to Trujillo-Diaz's scheduled deportation, at 2:00 a.m.
She was close to deportation in previous years.
"Trump says he wants to deport bad hombres, but these are the type of people he's actually deporting: Mothers of citizens who want to grow up with her".
Trujillo Diaz, who is legally allowed to work in the USA, does not have a criminal record. "In case you didn't know, I'm not president". Rob Portman's office in downtown Cincinnati.