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Seven Undocumented Immigrants Arrested At White House Protesting Deportations

This morning, seven undocumented immigrants were arrested in front of the White House during a protest of the Obama administration’s deportation policy. Here’s the message the National Day Laborer Organizing Network, which organized today’s protest, sent out before the action began: Last night the President told Telemundo that reducing deportations isn’t an option but we disagree. … Continue reading »

Ohio Immigration Case Highlights Need for Real Immigration Reform

Cross-posted from Cleveland Plain Dealer: Pedro Hernandez-Ramirez is at home in Elyria with his family. This may not seem like a monumental statement, but for Pedro, Seleste and their children, it means everything. That’s because, until two weeks ago, the government was trying to deport Pedro. Despite the fact that he has lived in the United … Continue reading »

11-Year-Old Who Confronted Desjarlais Is 'Mad' At Him for Saying Her Dad Should Be Deported

Earlier this week, we wrote about 11-year-old Josie Molina Macaraeg, who bravely stepped up in a Tennessee town hall meeting with Rep. Scott Desjarlais to ask what she could do to help her dad, who is in deportation proceedings. A heartless Desjarlais only told her that “the answer remains the same, that we have laws and that … Continue reading »

Tennessee Tea Party Audience Cheers for Deportation of 11-Year-Old Girl's Dad

Hearkening back to the 2012 GOP primaries where audiences booed a gay soldier and cheered for the death penalty, Tea Partiers at a Scott Desjarlais town hall this week clapped for the deportation of an 11-year-old’s father. Desjarlais, a Tennessee Republican, was taking questions from the audience when 11-year-old Josie Molina Macaraeg stepped up to the mike.  Josie’s … Continue reading »

One Year Stay Granted to Ohio Father Facing Deportation; Release Imminent

Family Celebrates and Thanks Supporters; Broad Immigration Reform Still Needed  Pedro Hernandez-Ramirez–husband, loving father of four, and primary caretaker of his oldest son, Juan, who has cerebral palsy—will imminently be released from Geauga County (OH) Jail after being granted a one year stay of deportation. Pro-reform activists mobilized quickly to tell Pedro’s story when Immigrations … Continue reading »

Ohio Father Facing Deportation Gets One Year Reprieve, But Remains in Detention

Prosecutorial Discretion Granted, But ICE Refuses to Say When Pedro Hernandez-Ramirez Will Come Home Pedro Hernandez-Ramirez–husband, loving father of four, and primary caretaker of his oldest son, Juan, who has cerebral palsy— has been granted a one year stay of deportation, yet Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is so far refusing to release him from … Continue reading »

Stop ICE from Deporting Pedro Hernandez-Ramirez. Keep Him Home with His Family

Pedro Hernandez-Ramirez and his wife Seleste live in Ohio with their four children (ages 24, 21, 16, and 5).  While Pedro is not the biological father of the three eldest, he considers them to be his children and they call him Dad.  The couple’s oldest son, Juan, has cerebral palsy and is entirely dependent upon … Continue reading »

Colorlines Report: 200,000 More Deportations of Parents

New data on the deportations of the parents of U.S. citizen children remind us why family unity has to be the cornerstone of the upcoming immigration reform debate in Congress. Colorlines reports that the “federal government conducted more than 200,000 deportations of parents who said their children are U.S. citizens in a timespan of just over two … Continue reading »

200,000 More Deportations of Parents

New Colorlines Analysis Shows Steady Separation of Parents and U.S. Citizen Children Under DHS New data on the deportations of the parents of U.S. citizen children remind us why family unity has to be the cornerstone of the upcoming immigration reform debate in Congress. Colorlines reports that the “federal government conducted more than 200,000 deportations … Continue reading »