Immigration and Customs Enforcement has arrested a woman accused of attacking a man earlier this month for wearing a "Make America Great Again" hat at a Mexican restaurant in Falmouth, the agency said.
41-year-old Rosiane Santos, who was charged with assault and disorderly conduct after police reportedly assaulting 23-year-old Bryton Turner on February 15, is an "illegally present citizen of Brazil", said ICE spokesman John Mohan in a statement at Boston.com.
Santos was arrested Tuesday near Falmouth by deportation agents belonging to the fugitive operations team of the ICE group, he added.
"She is currently in the custody of ICE and has been engaged in a referral proceeding to the federal immigration courts," Mohan said in a statement.
When she was contacted by telephone Tuesday afternoon, Ms. Santos asked questions to her immigration lawyer, Katarina Kozakova.
In an interview, Mr. Kozakova stated that Mr. Santos had applied for a green card and was married to a US citizen.
His arrest by ICE means that Santos must now bring his petition and his case before an immigration judge instead of the US Citizenship and Immigration Service, according to Kozakova.
"This is the only change that this arrest cost Rosiane in terms of immigration," she said.
The charges against Santos will be handled as part of a criminal case, Kozakova said.
Police said Turner had told them that he was busy with his business while he was having dinner with friends at Casa Vallarta's Mexican restaurant when Santos began to verbally and physically assault him. because of his red hat.
Santos told the officers that Turner was a "friend of heart" for supporting President Donald Trump and that he should not be allowed to visit a Mexican restaurant while wearing the cap, according to a report from # 39; officer.
In a video of the Turner incident posted on Facebook, Santos is hitting Turner's head cap and lowering it.
Santos was brought to trial last week and is scheduled to appear in court on March 20.