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Update on Deportation Issue

Friends of Pascale Fusshoeller say you don’t need to call U-S Senators Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein. Family spokeswoman Kerri Timmer tells KNCO that the Senators are aware of her situation, and hope to try to work something out tomorrow. Today is a federal holiday. Fusshoeller is being held in Sacramento awaiting deportation, after it was discovered last week that she has been living here on an expired visa.

YubaNet news website co-founder Pascale Fusshoeller is being kept in solitary confinement at a detention facility in Sacramento. That’s according to her friend, Kerri Timmer.  No charges have been filed against her in Nevada County. In Sacramento County Jail, Timmer says Fusshoeller has been kept isolated.
Click here to listen to Kerri Timmer

Pascale’s attorney does not understand why Immigration Customs Enforcement agents acted so swiftly when taking Fuesholler into custody after being arrested earlier in the week following a minor traffic incident.
Click here to listen to Thomas A Johnson

Attorney Thomas A Johnson says that Pascale could have been issued a citation for providing false identification. However, the officer arrested her for felony false impersonation.
Click here to listen to Thomas A Johnson

Johnson says that at any point a number of interventions could have taken place at either the state or the federal level that could have precluded the ICE action.

After Johnson complained about her treatment Pascale was allowed a shower and a phone call. Kimmer says  today being a holiday is delaying efforts to have a judge grant a stay to her deportation.*
Click here to listen to Kerri Timmer

Timmer says they were told Pascale is scheduled to be moved to  the Rio Consumnes Detention Center in Elk Grove today, but no reason was given.  When we attempted to contact Immigration Status Update thru the Department of Justice we got this recording:
Click here to listen to message

Updates are being posted on the Facebook page , “Lets Support Pascale”.

1 Comment

October 14, 2013


I am all for gay marriage, even while being a Republican. However,these are 2 separate issues. While she may have fallen in love, we still had laws. She violated those laws. Just because one does not agree with those laws, does not mean we do not have to abide by them. Even if the laws later change. While I love what she did with the news, and will sadly miss yubanet.com, I cannot condone someone being here illegally and turning her nose up on our laws. Sorry, we cannot turn this into a gay marriage issue. I agree that had the law been different, she may have been able to stay. However, the law was not, and she should be deported, unfortunately. It may be sad, but this was the expected outcome and consequence, having made the decisions she made throughout the 15 years to stay, as well as lying to the police officer.I don't know what other outcome was eventually expected. We can't always have what we want. I can't just go to another country, fall in love, and stay if I want, if the law says I cannot.

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