Ruling pending after immigration hearing for Cinthya Garcia-Cisneros, convicted in Forest Grove fatal crash

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Andrea Castillo
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Monday, March 10, 2014
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A decision remains to be made in immigration court for Cinthya Garcia-Cisneros, the driver convicted of felony hit-and-run in the Oct. 20 crash that killed two young Forest Grove stepsisters.

Garcia-Cisneros, 19, attended a bond hearing Wednesday morning, March 5 at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma. The ruling will determine whether she must remain in custody while her immigration case is pending. She was sentenced in January to three years of probation and 250 hours of community service....

The judge is expected to release a decision in writing after reviewing the documents, Cooke said. The judge did not give a time frame...

Garcia-Cisneros, brought to the United States as a young child, had temporary permission to be in the country under the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The program is available to undocumented immigrants who entered the U.S. before turning 16...

Carter said in January the conviction renders Garcia-Cisneros ineligible for deferred action.