Statue of Liberty climber charged with trespassing
Prosecutors said on Thursday that Therese Okoumou will appear before a judge Thursday afternoon.
The National Park Service said that the protest caused an evacuation of than 4,000 visitors off of Liberty Island as a precaution.
A federal official says the 44-year-old woman told police she was protesting the separation of immigrant children from parents who cross the U.S.-Mexico border illegally.
The official wasn't authorized to discuss it and spoke on the condition of anonymity.
A message left at a possible phone number for Okoumou hasn't been returned.