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Client: Mother of six faces deportation after driving without a license

Detention Center

Ocilla, GA

Detention Status

In Custody



Teresa Olea Agaton has been detained in Ocilla for 10 months after she was stopped for driving without a license. She is a mother of six and has no major criminal history.

Teresa, second from the left, poses with family at a graduation ceremony.

Teresa was a devoted member of her community and her church. Four of her children are U.S. citizens and one is a DACA recipient. She is the grandmother of six U.S. citizens.

Her youngest two children have coped with serious mental and physical illnesses over the past few years and have relied on Teresa for support.

Teresa came to the United States from Mexico in 1993 and has been part of her community in Newnan, Georgia, since 1999. SIFI has applied for a stay of removal.