The woman who climbed the Statue of Liberty back in July is facing a federal judge today in Lower Manhattan.

She climbed the statue to protest President Donald Trump's immigration policies.

Therese Patricia Okoumou was arrested on the Fourth of July for climbing the base of Lady Liberty to protest the seperation of immigrant families at the southern border.

She is facing trespassing and disorderly conduct charges.

A group of protesters greeted Okoumou outside of the courthouse to support her fight against the president's immigration policies.

They say the Statue of Liberty symbolizes freedom and welcomes immigrants.

Even though Okoumou could end up in federal prison, she says her statement was worth it.

"Remember, I did sacrifice my life on the Fourth of July. I could've fallen. The police could've shot me. Anything could've happened," she said. "I did it for the children. They need to be released immediately. It's not right to have children in cages and holidays go by, birthdays go by, and we're just sitting around and watching and being comfortable."

The hearing is a bench trial, so a judge will be deciding Okoumou's fate instead of a jury.