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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 »

Out of the Mouths of Babes: Jesus Lara’s Children Bravely Fight to Stop Their Dad’s Deportation

In less than two weeks, on July 18, Jesus Lara of Willard, Ohio, a loving father and provider for four U.S. citizen children, is set to be deported – despite having no criminal record and contributing to his community in multiple ways.  His story was first featured in the New York Times last month. Jesus’ children have been actively involved … Continue reading »

America’s Voice Reacts to Newly Reported ICE Memo Articulating Mass Deportation

A new ProPublica article reveals a previously unreported February 2017 memo from ICE that fully articulates the Trump Administration’s strategy to go after any and all undocumented immigrants: In a February memo, Matthew Albence, a career official who heads the Enforcement and Removal Operations division of ICE, informed his 5,700 deportation officers that, ‘effective immediately, ERO officers will … Continue reading »

Meet Edwin Lara, Ohio Kid Fighting to Stop His Dad’s Deportation

We recently introduced you to Eric, Elsiy, and Anuar Lara from Willard, Ohio.  Their father, Jesus, is battling a July 18th deportation. Now meet Edwin, known as the quirkiest of the four siblings.  Jesus just laughs and shakes his head when he catches Edwin daydreaming, or when Edwin asks one of his off-the-wall questions. Talking … Continue reading »

Even More Religious Leaders Facing Deportation in Trump’s America

Yesterday, we highlighted the pending deportation of Jorge Ramirez, a San Diego-area Evangelical Baptist minister who strongly identifies with the Republican Party, actively supported President Trump, and has encouraged his U.S. citizen daughter to volunteer for local Republican congressman Rep. Darrell Issa. Today, underscoring the indiscriminate nature of immigration enforcement in Trump’s America, we lift up two more … Continue reading »

Trump-supporting Evangelical Baptist Minister Finds Himself Facing Deportation

Rep. Darrell Issa: You failed to step up in 2013-14; will you step up now for a constituent? The indiscriminate nature of the Trump Administration’s deportation push knows no limits. Witness the following story from the San Diego area. An evangelical minister who strongly identifies with the Republican Party, actively supported President Trump and has encouraged his … Continue reading »

Why Are President Trump and DHS Secretary Kelly Deporting Real Life and Everyday Heroes?

Lynn Tramonte: Now “mind-numbingly common” to learn about deportations targeting the “very types of people our country should celebrate, not deport” U.S. military recruits hailing from countries throughout the world. A prominent Syrian pro-democratic activist. A Ground Zero clean-up worker who sacrificed his health to help America rebuild after 9/11. An Iraqi who aided in … Continue reading »

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