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Mass Deportations

Arizona Republic Editorial Board: “Pastor’s Deportation Shows Who We Are Now”

“We live in an ugly new America when a role model like Guatemalan pastor Antonio Velasquez would be deported, just to show we can.” Phoenix, AZ – In a powerful editorial published today, The Arizona Republic turns a critical eye to the Trump Administration’s policy of mass deportation, where even individuals who have lived here for decades, working hard … Continue reading »

Connecticut Gov. Malloy: On Deportations, “The American People Are Lied to About What Their Government is Doing”

Earlier this week, we wrote about Nury, a Connecticut mother of four who faced deportation this week after living in the US for more than two decades. After Nury was unable to win a stay of deportation, she took sanctuary in a New Haven church, where her state’s Governor Dan Malloy visited her last night. … Continue reading »

Five Truths Evident After Heartbreaking Deportation of Jesus Lara

Jesus Lara Lopez, an Ohio taxpayer and father of four U.S. citizen children, was deported yesterday to Mexico following a tearful goodbye with his family. Unfortunately, Jesus’ case is not an isolated one.  The heartbreak that he and his family feel today is the same heartbreak that so many other American families have been dealing with … Continue reading »

On Immigration, Trump Administration Hardliners Are Going for Broke

Sessions, Bannon and Miller Seek to Overhaul Immigration and Remake America This week, the Trump Administration’s war on immigrants shifted into overdrive. Among the disturbing developments: DACA under threat: The popular and successful Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is facing an existential threat.  Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, along with other Republican officials, is demanding that … Continue reading »

Francisco Rodriguez, Janitor at MIT Detained After Check-In; “Where is the Discretion?”

Mass deportations under the Trump Administration are continuing to break apart families and roil communities. Yesterday, community, faith, and union leaders accompanied Francisco Rodriguez, a janitor who works at MIT, to his check-in in Burlington, Massachusetts. Francisco had also received support from thousands of people at MIT who had signed a petition, and letters of … Continue reading »

In Mar a Lago’s Backyard, Fear ‘Trumps’ Decency in Deporting Palm Beach Restaurant Manager

Palm Beach Post column highlights why the deportation of Francisco Javier Gonzalez embodies the cruelty of the Trump approach to immigration enforcement In a new column for the Palm Beach Post, titled “Fear ‘Trumps’ Decency in Deporting Palm Beach Restaurant Manager,” Frank Cerabino highlights the story of Francisco Javier Gonzalez, a local family man and father of three … Continue reading »

Father of Navy Serviceman, Florida Restaurant Manager, Face Deportation

While Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly continues to maintain the charade that there’s nothing he can do to stop deportation cases (even though there is), hardworking immigrants with longstanding ties to America continue to be detained and deported. This week’s summary of cases includes a Massachusetts father with a son in the Navy … Continue reading »

DHS Secretary John Kelly is Either Confused or He’s Lying

Kelly claims he can’t use discretion in cases like that of Jesus Lara Lopez in Ohio, but the exercise of discretion in such cases has been a longstanding DHS practice DHS Secretary John Kelly is either confused or lying about his authority to use prosecutorial discretion in individual deportation cases. Last Friday, a ProPublica article revealed a … Continue reading »