A 55 year old woman who has lawfully lived in the United States since she was a baby is facing deportation based on a 2001 misdemeanor drug possession charge. ICE conducted a pre dawn raid on her home. She has lived her entire life in the United States and has no ties to Italy, her country of citizenship. Yet, she is subject to deportation based on an old minor criminal conviction. Read more here. Although there may be forms of relief available to her, this story illustrates the importance of taking every criminal charge seriously when you are not a U.S. citizen.