Fairfield mother of 4 welcomed home with prayer service after deportation (WKRC) Fairfield mother of 4 welcomed home with prayer service after deportation (WKRC) HAMILTON, Ohio (WKRC) – A Fairfield mother ripped from her family was welcomed home by her second family at the St. Julie Billiart Church in Hamilton Tuesday night, and she had a message to share with everyone.
Maribel Trujillo-Diaz began living in the United States in 2002 but was deported in 2017 to Mexico in a case that drew national attention. She’s now back in the country for a new hearing.
Trujillo-Diaz told the church and her supporters that God got through those 17 months in Mexico away from her family. Through prayer, she felt that her family was being watched over, and that kept her spirits high in the belief she’d see them again.
St. Julie Billiart is a place where Trujillo-Diaz spent a lot of time. It’s a safe place for her and the place where her allies welcomed her home as she continues to fight to stay in the U.S., a country where all four of her children were born. They are now ages 2, 12, 14 and 16.
Trujillo-Diaz looks a little different than before her deportation. Her hair is shorter, but her smile and her faith have not changed. Tuesday night, she spoke to the crowd in Spanish and in English through interpreter Karla Eysoldt.
"More than anything, first of all, I want to thank my God for being here with my family and all […]