Community rallies to support local undocumented immigrant

LATHAM (WRGB) -- A local undocumented immigrant is back home Wednesday after her monthly meeting with customs officials that this time drew dozens of people to the same building rallying on her behalf.

Elsa Martinez came to the United States illegally, but since she's been here, she's raised five American-born children. Advocates claim an officer took her passport at her last appointment with immigration services and said she could be deported at any time.

"I can't imagine going there," said Elsa Martinez. "It's a different life. I live with my family here."

We're told in this meeting, authorities told Martinez she would not be deported.

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