Cleveland, OH – Jesus Lara Lopez, an Ohio taxpayer, homeowner, and father of four U.S. citizen children, was deported today.  He purchased his own plane ticket, put on a suit, and said tearful goodbyes to his family.  He does not know when he will see any of them again.  His three oldest children, Eric, Edwin, and Anuar, were inconsolable. … Continue »

Jesus Lara

Cleveland, OH – In the early morning of July 18th,  Jesus Lara Lopez, a husband and father of four U.S. citizen children from Willard, is set to be deported. Tens of thousands of people have taken action in support of the Lara family, through calls to Rep. Gibbs and Senators Portman and Brown’s offices, a local canvass to collect… Continue »

Jesus Lara children Bob Gibbs

Willard, OH – In just five days, on July 18th,  Jesus Lara Lopez, a husband and father of four U.S. citizen children, is set to be deported. Yesterday, Cleveland’s WKYC featured the family in a heartbreaking interview in which Jesus’ children expressed concern about how they would manage if Jesus is forced to leave Willard next week. Eric (age… Continue »

Jesus Lara

Edwin Describes Plans With Dad, Jesus: He Pays for Our Education, and We’ll Give Him His Vitamins When He’s Older Willard, OH – Today, Jesus Lara’s 14 year-old son, Eric, emailed U.S. Rep. Bob Gibbs over 35,000 names in support of cancelling Jesus’ deportation. A new video shows Eric and his brothers Edwin and Anuar, along with sister Elsiy… Continue »

Jesus Lara children Bob Gibbs

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 »

Jesus Lara children Bob Gibbs

By now you know Eric and Elsiy Lara, two children from Willard, Ohio whose father is scheduled for deportation July 18th. Jesus Lara is the father of four US citizen children, and he spends most of the day with them, working at night.  His story was recently highlighted in a New York Times article about… Continue »

Jesus Lara is a longtime Ohio resident, an aspiring American, and the father of four U.S. citizens. Earlier this year, Jesus was told by immigration enforcement authorities that he would be deported back to Mexico due to a traffic infraction from years ago. Representative Bob Gibbs represents the Lara family in Washington, DC, and his… Continue »

Jesus Lara is a longtime Ohio resident, an aspiring American, and the father of four U.S. citizens. Earlier this year, Jesus was told by immigration enforcement authorities that he would be deported back to Mexico due to a traffic infraction from years ago. Representative Bob Gibbs represents the Lara family in Washington, DC, and his… Continue »

El próximo 18 de julio, Jesús Lara López, un amoroso padre de cuatro hijos ciudadanos estadounidenses, será deportado, a pesar de no contar con historial delictivo y de contribuir con su comunidad de diferentes maneras. En un nuevo artículo publicado en Medium, Lynn Tramonte, Directora de Ohio’s Voice y subdirectora de America’s Voice, además de ser… Continue »

Trump wants to deport Jesus Lara.

On July 18, 2017, Jesus Lara Lopez, 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. In a new post for Medium, Lynn Tramonte, Director of Ohio’s Voice; Deputy Director of America’s Voice; and friend of… Continue »