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In New Video, Michigan Dad Fredy Mencia Calls On President Obama To Stop His Deportation

Yesterday, Fredy Mencia and his family recorded an urgent video appeal asking President Barack Obama to stop his deportation and keep their family together. Fredy, a Michigan husband and father of three young U.S. citizens, is facing imminent deportation to Honduras this Friday. “We know you have the power to help us,” Fredy, surrounded by … Continue reading »

100 Ohioans, Supporters Walk 21 Miles To Reunite Marine Corps Vet Elizabeth’s Family

Yesterday, 100 Ohioans and supporters from around the country walked 21 miles from Mentor to Cleveland, Ohio, in an effort to help reunite Elizabeth Perez’s family, torn apart by her husband’s deportation in 2010. Elizabeth is a mom of two young U.S. citizens, and is a ten-year veteran of the United States Military, serving in … Continue reading »

In New Video Retired Staff Sgt. Elizabeth Perez, USMC Fights to Reunite with Husband in Country She Served and Loves

In Newest Addition to, Perez Shares Story of Her Husband Marcos’ Deportation and Her Family’s Life Apart This week,, a collaboration of United We Dream and the America’s Voice Education Fund, released the latest in a series of videos dedicated to telling the stories of those that stand to benefit from immigration reform. This week’s video features Staff Sgt. Elizabeth … Continue reading »

The Latest News On Iowa Pastor Max Villatoro, Who Faces Deportation To Honduras At Any Moment

Here’s what we know so far about Max Villatoro, a beloved pastor facing imminent deportation from his Iowa home of more than two decades: Late last Friday we learned that during the dead of night, Pastor Max was transferred to a detention facility in Louisiana. Louisiana is commonly the last U.S. stop before detained immigrants … Continue reading »

Supporters of Pastor Max Send Video Messages to President Obama Asking Him to Stop Max's Deportation

In addition to the 42,000 people that have signed petitions to stop Max’s deportation, supporters of Pastor Max are recording their own videos asking President Obama to keep Max’s family together. Here’s what started it all. Pastor Max’s wife Gloria and their four children, pleading to President Obama to let Max return back home to … Continue reading »

UPDATE: One Year Stay Just Granted to NE Ohio Father and Husband

***SUNDAY: Community Mass and Media Availability** Sunday, June 15th at 11:30am-12:30pm. Rosary to Follow. St. Casimir’s Church–8223 Sowinski Ave., Cleveland, Ohio, 44103 UPDATE: One Year Stay Just Granted to NE Ohio Father and Husband Family and Community Pleased with ICE Change of Heart, Decision to Grant Temporary Relief to Painesville Family CLEVELAND, OH–In the wake … Continue reading »

At Cleveland ICE Office, Immigration Advocates Protest Rebecca Adducci and Rogue ICE Officials

Rebecca Adducci and rogue Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials in the Cleveland ICE Office are at it again. Luis Nicasio Padilla, of Painesville, is one of countless fathers and mothers in NE Ohio’s vibrant Hispanic community who are being placed into deportation proceedings and ordered summarily removed, with no consideration of their families, children, strong ties, … Continue reading »

Obama Appointee David Hickton Targets 24-Year Ohio Resident & Father of Two US Citizens

Yesterday, in response to fierce and growing criticism about the Obama Administration’s record-breaking deportations, the President declared he was the “Champion-in-Chief” for immigration. Apparently, his political appointees haven’t gotten the message. We’ve known for years that the Department of Homeland Security, particularly ICE and Border Patrol, are out of control and their big boss—the President—has … Continue reading »

Meet Elizabeth, US Marine Corps Vet, Whose Husband Was Deported in 2010

In Ohio, more than 100 advocates are continuing their 20 mile pilgrimage to call attention to the deportation system and the separation of families.  Last week, we profiled Marisela, who is leading today’s march, whose husband and brother died in the desert as they were trying to re-cross into the US to reunite with their wives … Continue reading »

Ongoing: More than 100 Ohio Advocates Walk 20 Miles to Protest Deportations

Today, more than 100 Ohio advocates are walking 20 miles through the Cleveland winter to protest deportations and the broken immigration system.  They are being led by Marisela, an immigrant mother and widow whose husband and brother were deported after living in the US for 25 years, and who died while trying to re-cross the … Continue reading »