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Abigail Hernandez faces immigration hearing after sentencing for East High threats

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Abigail Hernandez, the woman who pleaded guilty to making threats against East High earlier this year, appeared in federal immigration court Wednesday to face charges for being in the United States without documentation — one day after she was sentenced to probation for the threats.

Hernandez was in the country as a DACA recipient but her DACA status was revoked after she was arrested for making the threats in February.

Wednesday, Hernandez and her attorney answered to the allegations made by the federal government concerning her status; Hernandez’s attorney says they plan to make a case for asylum.

Her attorney tells News 8 they are requesting certain safeguards, put in place in dealing with someone whose mental competency is at issue, be used in the case.

The judge denied a bond request for Hernandez, so she will remain in federal detention until her next hearing on September 26.

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