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Ahead of Father’s Day, Families on Both Sides of the Border Discuss Life After Deportation

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Tomorrow, America’s Voice Education Fund will join members of the Villatoro and Acosta families in an international video chat to discuss the impact of deportation on American families. The video chat will feature Pastor Max Villatoro, Brigido Acosta, and their family members who will be spending this Father’s Day apart.

Pastor Max Villatoro is an Iowa Mennonite Pastor whose deportation case generated widespread community outcry, as well as national media attention. Despite the efforts of clergy members and immigrant advocates to keep him in the U.S. with his wife and four children, Max was deported to Honduras earlier this year.

Brigido Acosta is a father of two, and husband to his U.S. Citizen wife Maria. But despite hundreds of people taking action to stop this deportation, Brigido was callously taken from his family and sent back to Mexico in 2013.

Pastor Max and Brigido will give a firsthand account of life after deportation and discuss their hopes and dreams for the future.

WHO: America’s Voice Education Fund, Pastor Max Villatoro, Anthony Villatoro, Brigido Acosta and Maria Paz Perez

WHAT: Live video chat with America’s Voice Education Fund, families impacted by deportation

WHEN: Thursday June 18th, 12 pm ET

WHERE: AmericasVoice.org/FathersDay

To RSVP or receive an email reminder of the event click here.