This is outrageous.
Lawyers for an undocumented 10-year-old girl with cerebral palsy who was detained in Texas after undergoing surgery demanded her immediate release on Tuesday in a lawsuit filed against the Trump administration in federal court.
Rosa Maria Hernandez, who has cerebral palsy, has been held at a federally funded shelter in San Antonio since leaving a Corpus Christi hospital last week after gallbladder surgery.
She had planned to return to her parents and siblings in the U.S. border city of Laredo, 150 miles away.
Border officials have said they detained Rosa Maria, who has lived in the United States since she was three months old, because she was undocumented and traveling to the hospital in an ambulance without her parents.
But her lawyer called that position “indefensible,” saying the government is well aware that the girl’s parents, two sisters, and a grandfather, who is a legal resident, are anxiously awaiting her return.