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The Latest: Appeals court refuses to block deportation

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Latest on the planned deportation of a Mexican mother of four U.S.-born children (all times local):

4:35 p.m.

A federal appeals court has refused to block the deportation of the Mexican mother of four U.S.-born children.

A three-judge 6th U.S. Court of Appeals panel unanimously agreed with the U.S. Justice Department’s request to dismiss the appeal by Maribel (MAHR’-uh-behl) Trujillo (TROO’-hee-yoh) Diaz (dee-AHZ’).

Attorney Emily Brown says she and Trujillo Diaz are disappointed by the Tuesday ruling, but that it’s not too late for U.S. immigration authorities “to do the right thing” and allow her to stay.

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3:10 p.m.

An attorney for a Mexican woman facing deportation says the mother of four American children is being moved from Ohio to an immigration detention facility in Louisiana.

Attorney Emily Brown says the information comes from Mexican consular officials. An immigration spokesman has confirmed Maribel (MAHR’-uh-behl) Trujillo (TROO’-hee-yoh) Diaz (dee-AHZ’) is being moved.

Attorneys are asking the Cincinnati-based 6th U.S. Circuit Court of appeals to halt the deportation for the 41-year-old Trujillo Diaz. Federal authorities contend she entered the United States illegally in 2002 and has exhausted her appeals.

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cincinnati has urged mercy for the mother of four U.S.-born children.

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12:01 p.m.

Attorneys have asked a federal appeals court to halt the deportation of a Mexican mother of four U.S.-born children.

Attorneys are seeking the emergency action from the Cincinnati-based 6th U.S. Circuit Court of appeals for Maribel (MAHR’-uh-behl) Trujillo (TROO’-hee-yoh) Diaz (dee-AHZ’). She is facing imminent deportation.

Federal authorities contend Trujillo Diaz entered the United States illegally in 2002 and has exhausted her appeals.

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cincinnati has appealed for mercy, saying she has made positive contributions to her church and community.

A spokeswoman for Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio says he has urged immigration authorities to reconsider. A spokeswoman for Republican Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio says his office is trying to help “facilitate a solution.”

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