Tara Ammons Cohen HEADLINES
Many days, it seems Tara Ammons Cohen no longer knows what to make of her life. Once, she had a family, worked as a teacher’s assistant and bus driver and had cash and friends. Then she spent nearly three years locked up at the federal immigration detention center in Tacoma.
Tara Ammons Cohen has been handed another setback in her quest to stay in the United States. The 38-year-old mother found out this week that the federal Bureau of Immigration Appeals had turned down the appeal of her deportation to her native Mexico and denied a request to reopen her case.
An Omak woman appealing a judge’s order deporting her to Mexico has cited a recent study that indicates she likely would suffer persecution and torture if sent there.
Tara Ammons Cohen will get to hug her two boys today.
With a record that includes a drug-related offense, Tara Ammons Cohen isn’t the most sympathetic example of how U.S. immigration law can be unfair to adoptees.
A federal immigration judge has ordered a 38-year-old woman adopted by an American couple from Mexico when she was 5 months old to be deported back to her native country.
Tara Ammons Cohen doesn’t feel like a celebrity.
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