Immigration activists rallyed around a mom who is facing deportation, on Thursday.
New Yorkers gathered at the Trump International Hotel in Columbus Circle before marching to a church on 76th Street and Central Park West, where Guatemala-native Aura Hernandez has taken refuge to avoid being removed from the United States.
Hernandez says she is being targeted because she was sexually assaulted by a U.S. border patrol agent when she first entered the country.
"She's afraid to go back to her country. She's afraid they are targeting her because she was abused in detention and she was going to highlight the abuses at the border and what happens even when people are oppressed and they come here to seek safety. And we are standing here at the Trump Hotel because he represents that injustice that we are facing because he himself is allowing the violence to continue and happen."
Advocates say Hernandez fled Guatemala 13 years ago because of domestic violence.
She is the mother of a 14-month-old girl and a 10-year-old boy.
NY1 has reached out to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for a statement on the matter.