Based on the Division of Homeland Safety, Yesenia Ramirez has been deported thrice to El Salvador — as soon as in 2018 and twice in 2019. She is presently being held with out bail on the Santa Clara County Jail.
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California is a sanctuary state, which suggests police are barred from asking individuals about their immigration standing or taking part in federal immigration enforcement actions. Jail officers are solely allowed to switch inmates to federal immigration authorities if they’ve been convicted of sure crimes.
Ramirez, 42, allegedly befriended 3-month-old Cuellar’s grandmother at church, and that’s when she turned “obsessed” with the boy, in line with the household.
Final week, Ramirez and 28-year-old Jose Roman Portillo allegedly labored collectively to kidnap the child whereas the grandmother was unloading groceries at their San Jose residence.
Cuellar was reported lacking on Monday and located 20 hours later, simply over six miles away from his residence.
Ramirez and Portillo are charged with kidnapping, conspiracy to commit kidnapping, baby abduction and residential invasion, introduced Sgt. Christian Camarillo in a information convention Wednesday morning. He mentioned these fees could change.
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Santa Clara County District Lawyer District Lawyer Jeff Rosen advised reporters most baby abduction instances dealt with by his workplace come from custody disputes between mother and father.
“This one didn’t,” he mentioned. “That is extra uncommon and extra scary.”
The DA mentioned a search warrant served on Ramirez’s residence discovered issues like child method and diapers.
Nonetheless, he mentioned his workplace isn’t sharing the motive behind what occurred.
“The ‘why’ isn’t one thing that we’re going to debate,” he mentioned. “The ‘why’ will come out on this case at a preliminary listening to, we put our proof ahead to carry the suspects in custody and have a trial.”
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