Woman charged with grabbing Trump hat now faces deportation

2019-03-01 07:26
President Donald Trump dons a red "Make America Great Again" hat

President Donald Trump dons a red "Make America Great Again" hat (Jae C. Hong/AP Images)

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A woman charged with grabbing a "Make America Great Again" hat off a man's head in a Massachusetts restaurant faces deportation, but her immigration lawyer says she is in the US legally.

Rosiane Santos was charged with assault and battery for allegedly grabbing Bryton Turner's hat bearing President Donald Trump's campaign slogan in a Falmouth restaurant February 15. She pleaded not guilty.

Turner recorded the encounter and posted it online.

The 41-year-old Santos was taken into custody on Tuesday by Immigration and Customs Enforcement and subsequently released pending removal proceedings. ICE says the Brazil native is in the US illegally.

Immigration attorney Katarina Kozakova says Santos married a US citizen and has applied for a green card.

Turner says he "never would've assumed she was illegal" and "now she has to suffer the consequences".

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