May 19, 2006

San Leandro Widow Faces Deportation

Today's San Francisco Chronicle reports that San Leandro resident Jacqueline Coats, 26, faces deportation after her husband died while trying to rescue two children who were caught by rip tides at Ocean Beach.

According to the article, Coats' student visa expired in 2003 and on April 6, immigration authorities began deportation proceedings. Eleven days later, Coats married Marlin Coats, which would have guaranteed her legal residency.

Coats is from Kenya and studied at San Jose State University. A hearing is scheduled for August 3, 2006.

Posted by Mike Katz-Lacabe at May 19, 2006 7:25 AM | TrackBack
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