Earlier today, MSNBC’s José Díaz-Balart featured immigration attorney David Leopold and his client Gloria Villatoro, whose husband Max Villatoro was deported by ICE to Honduras last week. Pastor Max’s story caught national attention when he was arrested by ICE officials as his young U.S. citizen children slept nearby. Pastor... Continue »
The news that Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) is officially running for President should be cause for alarm for Republicans hoping to recast their image on immigration ahead of the 2016 elections. In a campaign kickoff video, Cruz proudly introduces himself as the “son of an immigrant father, who fled oppression... Continue »
El diario The New York Times reportó el domingo sobre los planes de la maquinaria política del ex gobernador de Florida, el republicano Jeb Bush, para atajar dos situaciones que afectarían sus posibilidades, primero de ganar la temprana primaria republicana floridana del 15 de marzo de 2016 (si lanza... Continue »
On Friday, we received tragic confirmation that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) deported Pastor Max Villatoro to Honduras during the early morning hours. While we weren’t ultimately successful in convincing ICE that this father of four U.S. citizens shouldn’t have been a priority for deportation, the support for Pastor Max amounted to... Continue »
AP: US deports pastor who had 17-year-old DUI conviction Huffington Post: Iowa Pastor Max Villatoro Deported After Community Rallies To Keep Him In U.S. By Elise Foley KCRG (Iowa): Immigration officials deport Iowa City pastor By Erin Jordan Iowa City Press Citizen (Iowa):  Attorney: Pastor Max Villatoro deported; ‘no easy way’ to get US visa... Continue »
Yesterday, we received this tragic confirmation: ICE deported Pastor Max Villatoro to Honduras during the early morning Friday hours. We, like Pastor Max’s family and his Iowa community, are heartbroken by the news. But we also remember that though we ultimately weren’t successful in convincing ICE that this father... Continue »
 After ICE Director Saldana Coddles House Republican Restrictionists at Hearing, Her Agents Move to Deport Pastor Max Based on a phone call from Pastor Max Villatoro to his lawyer late last night, we fear he was deported to his native Honduras either under cover of night or in the... Continue »
We know the final cost of something as consequential as deportation: Broken families. For millions of these immigrant families, there is no greater nightmare. We also know ICE, the agency in charge of making these decisions, has a job it must do. But in making those decisions, immigrant families... Continue »
Cientos de religiosos de Iowa llaman a una reunión de emergencia con el secretario del DHS y la directora de ICE sobre el caso del pastor Max Casi 400 líderes de la Iglesia Menonita de Estados Unidos y el Clero Cristiano de diversas denominaciones envían una carta al gobierno... Continue »
Nearly 400 Leaders from the Mennonite Church USA and Christian Clergy of Various Traditions Send Letter to Administration in Support of Pastor Max and His Family Adding to the growing coalition of voices calling for Pastor Max Villatoro’s immediate release from Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody, nearly 400 clergy from the Mennonite... Continue »