Salvadoran Woman Who Won Lawsuit Against Frederick County To Stay In US

She was unexpectedly detained last month by ICE.



FREDERICK, Md. (AP) – A Salvadoran woman who successfully sued Frederick County over wrongful profiling and was later unexpectedly detained during a routine immigration check-in will be allowed to remain in the United States for now.

Roxana Orellana Santos met with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Tuesday, as supporters waited outside. Her lawyer, Nick Katz, says she must check in again in May.

ICE detained Santos on Jan. 8, days before a scheduled hearing to determine damages owed by Frederick County. A federal judge previously said Santos should remain in the country until the case was settled. She was released Feb. 4, three weeks after winning a restraining order against ICE.

Santos says she fears being separated from her children, and is scared of her abusive father in El Salvador.


By The Associated Press