Monday Aug 11 2008
Former nanny given deportation order
By: Jenifer Gee Journal Staff Writer
Appeal possibly pending
The nanny whose case was dismissed after she was twice tried for fatally injuring a 15-month-old girl was ordered removed Aug. 6 by an immigration judge, according to Susan Eastwood, a public affairs spokesperson for the Executive Office for Immigration Review. Veronica Martinez Salcedo was ordered to leave the country unless she files an appeal. Salcedo does not appear to have an attorney nor have filed an appeal as of Thursday, according to Eastwood. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement would conduct Salcedo’s removal. As of Friday, the office did not have orders for her removal, according to Lori Haley, ICE spokeswoman. Salcedo has 30 days to file an appeal. If she does, the board of immigration will review the appeal. That process can take anywhere from 12 to 18 months, Eastwood said. Salcedo is not the first illegal resident in Placer County to face an immigration judge in recent times. Francisco Evangelista was ordered to three years probation in April for a single felony charge of bringing a BB gun onto Placer High School’s campus last August. He pleaded no contest in March and faced probably deportation at this sentencing. Evangelista was given a voluntary departure by an immigration judge and was removed to Mexico on May 23, Haley said. The Journal's Jenifer Gee can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or post a comment.