We know we’re winning the fight for President Obama to take executive action on immigration, but we wanted to hear directly from people affected why the President should act — and we ended up receiving hundreds of submissions from all across the country. We’re still reading through them, but they all have one common thread so… Continue »

So this happened.  (h/t Right Wing Watch) While speaking with VCY America’s Crosstalk yesterday, the Center for Immigration Studies’ Mark Krikorian insisted that: No child is ever taken away from a person who is deported, because children can always go with their parents, which is what they should do. No family is ever split by immigration law.… Continue »

Congressional Women’s Working Group on Immigration Reform and America’s Voice Education Fund Highlight the Painful Realities of our Broken Immigration System Neither Seleste Wisniewski nor Maria Perez ever thought she’d have to choose between her country and her husband.  But last year, these two women were forced to face this decision head on and waged… Continue »

Just over five years into his presidency, President Obama is nearing his 2 millionth deportation, and a legacy where he will have deported more immigrants — mothers, fathers, siblings, and neighbors — than any other president in history. On Wednesday, February 5th at 10 AM ET, the Congressional Women’s Working Group on Immigration Reform with… Continue »

Cross-posted from Cleveland Plain Dealer: Pedro Hernandez-Ramirez is at home in Elyria with his family. This may not seem like a monumental statement, but for Pedro, Seleste and their children, it means everything. That’s because, until two weeks ago, the government was trying to deport Pedro. Despite the fact that he has lived in the United… Continue »

This week, we asked you to take action in order to stop the deportation of Pedro, an Ohio man who is father to four children and the primary caretaker of a son with cerebral palsy.  More than 7,000 people signed our petition, and thanks to your efforts, Pedro is now free and back home with… Continue »

Family Celebrates and Thanks Supporters; Broad Immigration Reform Still Needed  Pedro Hernandez-Ramirez–husband, loving father of four, and primary caretaker of his oldest son, Juan, who has cerebral palsy—will imminently be released from Geauga County (OH) Jail after being granted a one year stay of deportation. Pro-reform activists mobilized quickly to tell Pedro’s story when Immigrations… Continue »

Prosecutorial Discretion Granted, But ICE Refuses to Say When Pedro Hernandez-Ramirez Will Come Home Pedro Hernandez-Ramirez–husband, loving father of four, and primary caretaker of his oldest son, Juan, who has cerebral palsy— has been granted a one year stay of deportation, yet Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is so far refusing to release him from… Continue »

This morning I met an amazing family who is going through a senseless tragedy at the hands of our government.  They live on a sunny street in Elyria, Ohio, but their home is dark inside because Pedro Hernandez-Ramirez is not there.  Instead of being home or working, their husband and father is locked up at… Continue »

Pedro Hernandez-Ramirez and his wife Seleste live in Ohio with their four children (ages 24, 21, 16, and 5).  While Pedro is not the biological father of the three eldest, he considers them to be his children and they call him Dad.  The couple’s oldest son, Juan, has cerebral palsy and is entirely dependent upon… Continue »