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With No Bad Hombre in Sight, Maribel Trujillo Was Deported

This morning, despite the tireless efforts of the faith community, lawyers at Advocates for Basic Legal Equality (ABLE), and her family, Maribel Trujillo was deported to Mexico. She was an Ohio mother of four US citizen children and no criminal record. Maribel Trujillo was deported despite complying with ICE Trujillo-Diaz received support from thousands of Ohioans and … Continue reading »

Faith Community Rallies Behind Maribel Trujillo, Ohio Mom Facing Deportation Tomorrow

Over 700 prominent clergy have signed a nationwide open letter from Faith in Public Life urging Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly to stop the deportation of Maribel Trujillo Diaz, an Ohio mom facing deportation tomorrow. Faith community: release Maribel Trujillo-Diaz has received support from thousands of Ohioans and other Americans in her bid to … Continue reading »

There’s Nothing Resembling a Trump Pivot on Immigration

Ohio Mother Maribel Trujillo-Diaz Faces Imminent Deportation Despite No Criminal Record The case of Maribel Trujillo-Diaz, an Ohio mother, has garnered national attention this week as she faces imminent deportation by ICE. She fled Mexico in 2000, where both her father and brother were kidnapped by a drug cartel. She settled in Fairfield, Ohio just outside of … Continue reading »

The Real Story of Immigration Enforcement in the Trump Era: Ohio Mom Maribel Trujillo-Diaz Set for Deportation

Deporting Mothers and Other Long-Settled Immigrants Is a Stain on Our Nation, Exposes Cruelty of Trump-Sessions-Kelly Mass Deportation Plan Attorney General Jeff Sessions traveled to the southwestern border yesterday to deliver two speeches that, once again,scapegoated immigrants as criminals and used that portrayal to try and justify sweeping new measures aimed at immigrants. Describing the ramped-up … Continue reading »

Trump is De-Legalizing Immigrants, Deporting Immigrants With Work Permits Whom Had Previously Been Allowed to Stay

Attorney General Jeff Sessions visited the US-Mexico border yesterday, where he spoke of Trump’s efforts to crack down on immigration violations and talked about border crossers in biblically apocalyptic terms. “It is here that criminal aliens and the coyotes and the document-forgers seek to overthrow our system of lawful immigration,” his prepared remarks said, though his … Continue reading »

ICYMI: ICE to Deport Single Mom Caring for Disabled Son

A single mother in Utah, active in the LDS Church, is the latest victim of Trump’s cruel deportation policies.  She is the sole caretaker of both her U.S. citizen son who has mild cerebral palsy and epilepsy and her 86-year old mother.  But DHS, under Secretary John Kelly, has callously decided to remove her from … Continue reading »

Immigration 101: Why Marrying a US Citizen Does Not Automatically Legalize an Undocumented Immigrant

One immigration case that’s been making the news is the story of Roberto Beristain, an Indiana business owner and undocumented immigrant who was deported this week after spending almost 20 years in the US. Beristain has a wife and four children, all of whom are US citizens, which might prompt some to question — why didn’t … Continue reading »

ICYMI: “ICE Seized a Mother of Special Needs Kids With No Criminal Record Before She Could Say Goodbye”

So Much for Deporting “Bad Hombres” and Improving Public Safety In another heartbreaking case that reveals the cruelty and hypocrisy of Trump’s inhumane deportation policies, the Guardian reports that Maribel Trujillo – an Ohio mother of four U.S. citizen children – has been told by ICE agents that she will be deported back to Mexico … Continue reading »