Feds detain immigrant at Texas courthouse, attorney says

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) " A defense lawyer in Texas says federal immigration agents detained one of his clients as he appeared for a routine court date on two misdemeanor charges.

Attorney Daniel Betts says Juan Coronilla-Guerrero was arrested Friday by plain-clothed Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers at the Travis County Courthouse in Austin.

Betts says he doesn't know if Coronilla-Guerrero will be deported but his family is looking for an immigration lawyer. He says Coronilla-Guerrero was previously deported in 2008.

A federal grand jury this week indicted an immigrant woman on one count of illegal re-entry into the U.S. after she was recently arrested by authorities in an El Paso courthouse while obtaining a protection order against an abusive boyfriend.

Both cases follow an immigration crackdown around the country under new President Donald Trump.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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