Immigrant rights activists rally for Griselda Lopez

LAREDO, TX (KGNS) - Immigrant rights activists organized a protest outside a local detention center over the weekend in support of a woman that was detained earlier this month.

The protesters primarily speaking out for Griselda Cruz Lopez.

She returned to the United States after being deported to her home country, El Salvador.

She fears for her Daughters life and claims that her abusive ex-partner, beats their daughter.

Cruz was arrested by immigration officials in Hidalgo, earlier this month.
Grassroots leadership, immigrant rights activist working with Griselda's attorney believe she is being wrongfully detained.

The Laredo Immigration Alliance was present, along with groups from Austin and San Antonio.