Which would you take, the electronic ankle monitor or jail for three to six months? As much as it sounds crazy, I would probably prefer the Department of Homeland Security know where I am every single moment of the day than be locked in a cell while I was waiting for my case to be heard.
Listen to Sarah Berry's choice on NPR (via Crooked Timber).
And why is this Liberian woman being deported? DHS turned down her application for asylum (she was gang raped and her family members were murdered back in Liberia; guess that's not serious enough).
Now she's been here for ten years, and is married to a U.S. citizen... So it's only timely and appropriate that she is about to be deported.