Right now, Isabel Barbosa is in immigration detention facing deportation after being stopped by State Troopers for swerving.
Isabel lives in La Joya and works at a restaurant in Mission, both in western Hidalgo County. She is the mother of five children, the youngest three years old.
Yesterday afternoon, she and her family were driving to the City of Hidalgo to check their mail, as the family had recently moved. They were stopped by a DPS State Trooper for crossing the white line and the next thing they knew, Isabel was being arrested by Border Patrol.
“I never imagined that for a traffic stop, something like this would happen,” Isabel's daughter told us.
Isabel could be deported, separated from her husband, five children–all U.S. citizens–and the community she has called home for the last 18 years. We can stop that from happening.
Please call 956-217-3700 and ask for Isabel's immediate release. Call and say:
“Isabel Barbosa was detained by DPS State Troopers for a minor traffic violation and then arrested by Border Patrol. Isabel is the mother of five U.S. citizen children, the youngest just 3 years old, and has lived in the U.S. for over 18 years. She is not a threat to national security and is not a priority for deportation. Please release her immediately!”
Let's get Isabel back home to her family!