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Leonor, Ohio Mom of Four, Takes Sanctuary in Ohio Church  

A Cleveland Heights, Ohio church today became a sanctuary, taking in an undocumented mom of four who has lived in the US for 20 years, protecting her from deportation and separation from her family. Leonor Ferreyra Garcia was one of the many immigrants who was not considered a deportation priority under the Obama Administration, but … Continue reading »

Reina, Florida Woman With Terminal Cancer is Given One Year Stay of Deportation

In South Florida today, deportation relief came for Reina Gómez, a community leader and organizer who was facing deportation despite suffering from a rare form of leukemia that requires frequent treatment. Reina will now be able to stay in the United States and request a work permit and driver’s license for one more year. Her … Continue reading »

ICE Director Homan Promises More Deportations of Immigrants Without Criminal Records, More Devastated Families

Yesterday, USA Today published an Alan Gomez interview with acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director Thomas Homan in which Homan promised that the Administration’s immigration crackdown was just getting started: MIAMI — In the seven months since Thomas Homan was appointed to carry out President Trump’s promises to crack down on undocumented immigrants living in the U.S., he … Continue reading »

The Trump Deportation Numbers Obscure a Deportation Strategy that is “Cruel and Arbitrary”

Trump Administration Aims to Drive Millions of Settled Immigrants Out of the Country Yesterday, California Senator Dianne Feinstein, a centrist on immigration, called the Trump Administration’s approach to immigration enforcement “cruel and arbitrary.” Meanwhile, numerous press reports are focusing on the fact that the overall numbers of deportations under President Trump have declined compared to the first … Continue reading »

Who Makes These Decisions? ICE Set to Deport Mom and Sole Caregiver of 8-Year-Old Cancer Patient

This is What Inhumanity Looks Like When it Infects a Bureaucracy Throughout the country, we are seeing evidence of how the Trump Administration and ICE are engaged in a sweeping and indiscriminate effort to ramp up deportations.  However, the sheer cruelty of the deportations being enacted in our name and with our taxpayer dollars remains … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Plain Dealer Criticizes Deportations to “Perilous Cities”

When Will ICE Director Rebecca Adducci Be Held Accountable For Her Dangerous Decisions? Cleveland, OH – An editorial in today’s Cleveland Plain Dealer criticizes the deportation of long-term Ohio residents back to areas of the world where they are being kidnapped and extorted. This happened recently to Francisco Narciso and another Painesville man, who were deported to Nuevo Laredo despite … Continue reading »

ICE Public Relations: We’re Focused on “Threats to Public Safety”

ICE Reality: We’re Focused on Soccer Stars, Moms and Dads Yesterday, ICE spokesperson Khaalid Walls told USA Today that “ICE continues to focus on people ‘who pose a threat to national security, public safety and border security’” in its immigration enforcement efforts.  This followed a dark and deranged speech from President Trump last week, where he tried to claim … Continue reading »

Going for Broke: After a Week of Dismal Failures, Trump Administration and Cohorts Try to Change Subject By Lashing Out At Immigrants

The Trump Administration and its hardline anti-immigrant allies are taking their assault against immigrants to disturbing new heights. As we noted yesterday, we are in dangerous times, as a presidency under siege is lashing out against immigrants with new venom. From new details of the Administration’s immigration enforcement agenda to the renewed push to end DACA … Continue reading »