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Abigail Hernandez was denied bond again last week by an immigration judge. Hernandez is a former Rochester City School District student and a young woman with an intellectual disability who has been detained in Batavia and faces possible deportation. 

Hernandez’s attorney, Michael Marszalkowski says there hasn’t been much precedent for someone in the young woman's position.

Noelle E. C. Evans / WXXI News

Antonino Hernandez-Bautista left for work Tuesday morning. He would not be coming back.

About 8 a.m. Tuesday, a calm summer day with clear skies in Albion, Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers pulled over and arrested Hernandez-Bautista and took him to a federal detention facility in Batavia, about 20 minutes away.

With stricter immigration policies in the United States, children of undocumented immigrants are worried about their families being separated due to deportation.

"You wake up every morning with that thought in your head: Maybe today's the day that our family could get split, or today's the day my parents or I could go to jail, or whatever. It’s pretty scary."