Woman Ordered To Meet With ICE After Deportation Order Vacated

Minerva Garcia To Meet With Immigration Authorities

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Roughly a month after a federal judge vacated Minerva Garcia's deportation order, she has been called to meet with immigration officials again.

Minerva Garcia received a letter in the mail, ordering her to meet with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in Charlotte on Thursday.

"What the reason is, I really don't know," Garcia said. "But I'm scared and I'm nervous."

Garcia is an undocumented immigrant who has been living in Winston-Salem for 17 years.

She was ordered to leave the country by June 30. Instead, she took sanctuary in a Greensboro church for three months because it's against ICE policy to make arrests in places of worship.

READ: Immigrant Mother Takes Sanctuary At Greensboro Church

In October, a federal judge vacated her deportation order and she was free to go home.

MORE: Triad Mom Free to Leave Sanctuary After Judge Vacates Deportation Order

"That was the best of my life," Minerva explained.

Garcia is scheduled to meet with ICE Thursday morning but it's unclear what the meeting is about. She is asking her supporters to join her.

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