Jesus Lara children Bob Gibbs

Clock Ticking for Gibbs and Lara Family, With Deportation Scheduled For July 18 Willard, OH – If you’ve been following the story of Ohioan Jesus Lara, you know that, at its core, it is a tragedy in which a father of four U.S. citizen children faces deportation in less than a week.  But it is also a… Continue »

Jesus Lara children Bob Gibbs

Family Scheduled to Be Ripped Apart in One Week Willard, OH – The looming deportation of an Ohio father of four, Jesus Lara, received major attention in leading Ohio newspapers this weekend.  The Norwalk Reflector published two front-page articles about the case on Saturday, while theSandusky Register also featured the case.  The Cleveland Plain Dealer featured the Lara family story on their Sundayfront page, above… Continue »

En menos de dos semanas, el 18 de julio, Jesús Lara, de Willard, Ohio, un padre amoroso que mantiene a sus cuatro hijos ciudadanos estadounidenses, está programado para su deportación, a pesar de que no tiene historial delictivo y contribuye a su comunidad de diferentes maneras. Su historia fue dada a conocer primero en el New York Times el… Continue »

Jesus Lara children Bob Gibbs

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 »

The following is a statement from John Sandweg, former Acting Director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement and former Acting General Counsel of the Department of Homeland Security, regarding the pending deportation of Jesus Lara Lopez: Cases like this are an incredible waste of ICE resources that only make it harder for the agency to identify and… Continue »

Jesus Lara children Bob Gibbs

When 14 year-old Eric Lara first launched a MoveOn petition to stop his dad’s deportation, he never expected that over 35,000 people would sign it. Eric’s dad, Jesus Lara, is scheduled for deportation on July 18.  He had been living here for 15 years, paying taxes, and is working legally under an Order of Supervision.… Continue »

Jesus Lara children Bob Gibbs

Recently we introduced you to Eric Lara, the 14 year-old Ohio teen who launched a petition to try to save his father Jesus from deportation.  Over 33,000 people have taken action to keep this family together, and if you haven’t already, you should too. The Lara family has been fighting an uncaring bureaucracy, trying to… Continue »

It’s been nearly two weeks since Jesus Lara was taken away from his family in Willard, Ohio.  The words of support, offers of prayers, and donations are helping the family cope in this rocky time, but they are grieving.   Many news articles have been written about this fund and the generosity fellow Americans are… Continue »

Last week, an American family was separated when Jesus Lara, an Ohio father of four U.S. Citizen children, was deported and forced to leave his family. Jesus had no criminal record, had been checking in with ICE for years, and had never done anything to deserve being removed. Prior to his deportation, Jesus’ community in… Continue »

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Cleveland, OH – The Sandusky Register reports today that Bishop Daniel Thomas of the Catholic Diocese of Toledo criticized the deportation of Jesus Lara Lopez, a Willard father, taxpayer, and homeowner who was forced to leave his family yesterday.  As the Register and many other news outlets have made clear, Jesus was deported despite having lived in the United States for nearly two… Continue »