Supporters: Woman's immigration hearing canceled

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by Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on December 13, 2012 at 10:40 AM

BURLINGTON, N.C. (AP) -- Supporters of a woman who faces deportation to her native Mexico after she tried to use a fake Social Security to apply for cable television service says an immigration hearing has been canceled.
 
Interpreter Jose Rico told The Times-News of Burlington (http://bit.ly/XWAUTt ) the hearing for 26-year-old Lorena Yanez-Mata had been scheduled for Thursday morning before an immigration court judge in Charlotte.
 
An off-duty police officer working security for Time Warner Cable arrested Yanez-Mata in July. She was charged with felony obtaining property by false pretense.
 
Alamance County prosecutors dropped the charge, but the arrest brought Yanez-Mata to the attention of federal immigration officials. 
 
Yanez-Mata has a 7-year-old daughter and has lived in the United States without proper authorization since 2004. She had no criminal record prior to the July arrest.

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