That is the way to self-deport.
An Indianapolis mother of two doesn’t want to leave America in handcuffs, and will instead return to Mexico on her own.
Erika Fierro, a 2001 Beech Grove High School graduate has been told she must leave the United States. She is in a race to sell or donate everything she owns before making the journey south. Her family pictures and heirlooms stay, but tables and strollers are going.
Her two children are 8 and 3.
“It’s hard right now,” she said. “My son doesn’t want me to touch his room.”
Since April, Fierro has been checking in every two weeks with immigration representatives. Her attempts to stay have all been rejected, and she wears an electronic ankle bracelet until she arrives at the border. Fierro’s husband, Jesus, has already been deported.
Their American-born children are waiting to get their US passports before she decides to go back to Mexico. She wants the option to send her children back to Indiana if Mexico proves unstable.