A Brazilian woman accused of assaulting a Make America Great Again (MAGA) has a restaurant in Falmouth, Massachusetts, is now facing deportation after she was taken into custody of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency shortly after being arrested by local police over the incident.
In a statement to NBC Boston 10, John Mohan, a public affairs officer for ICE's Boston office said Rosiane Santos, 41, "is an unlawfully present citizen of Brazil."
"Santos is currently facing local charges for assault and other offenses, "Mohan said. "She is presently an ICE custody and has been entered into removal proceedings before the federal immigration courts."
Last week, Santos reportedly pleaded not guilty in the Falmouth District Court for charges of assault and battery and disorderly conduct over the February 1
Video of the altercation appears to show Santos standing behind a man wearing a MAGA hat branded with President Donald Trump's favorite slogan.
"This is the problem," the man who has since been identified as Bryton Turner, says in the video. "Ignorant people like this. I'm just trying to get here, eat a nice meal."
Santos then approaches Turner and tries to pull the MAGA off his head as he struggles to keep it on. Police have said that they also hit the restaurant in the head before going out of the restaurant.
According to NBC Boston 10, court documents show that when police asked Santos why she approached Turner, she said it was because of President Donald Trump.
Santos had been released by local police on her own account but was taken to ICE custody on Tuesday. It is unclear how ICE became aware of Santos, however, or whether local police alerted the immigration agency to its arrest.
The 41-year-old's husband, Emmanuel Santos, told Boston 25 News that he did not think "ICE would have been involved if it wasn't for the video" of the February 15 incident.
He said he believed that Turner, not his wife, instigated the incident by wearing a MAGA hat "to a Mexican restaurant." "I think you were trying to provoke some people," he said of Turner.
Of his wife, Emmanuel Santos said: "Being a foreigner with a lot. She's been through a lot in her life. She felt she had to stand up for herself and for other people."
The Falmouth Police Department and ICE not responded immediately to a request for comment.
In recent months, there have been a number of incidents in which have centered around the "Make America Great Again".
Earlier this week, an 81-year-old man was allegedly attacked in New Jersey by someone who had approached him over his signature red MAGA.
The man was left with minor injuries from the alleged attack, which also took place at a supermarket, according to CBS New York.
In July 2018, a man was arrested in San Antonio after video surfaced showing him harassing a teenager for wearing the MAGA hat at a Whataburger restaurant. In the video, the man appears to be drinking at the teenager before walking away with the red cap. . ] Donald Trump 'Make America Great Again' hats are rallying on November 4, 2016 in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Spencer Platt / Getty