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ICYMI: Fabiola Santiago: “This former Cuban political prisoner, 82, has been denied U.S. citizenship. Shameful”

In her latest column for the Miami Herald, Fabiola Santiago underlines the crushing reality for many Cuban refugees. Once heralded as heroes who defied Fidel Castro, now Cubans are increasingly denied legal protection and deported by the Trump administration.  Santiago tells a related story. Francisco Verona, an 82-year-old former Cuban political prisoner, applied for citizenship … Continue reading »

Trump Administration is Handing Out Death Sentences to Sick Migrants

“Can the Trump administration sink any lower than threatening to deport sick kids?” Last night, Rachel Maddow lifted up the story of Isabel Bueso and the Trump administration’s cruel plan to deport her to her death. This is part of a secretive new policy to end grants of medical deferred action to those who come … Continue reading »

Three Examples of Real Lives and Families Affected By Trump’s Senseless Cruelty on Immigration

“The administration’s relentless efforts to keep out and kick out immigrants is taking a toll on peoples’ lives” Beyond the abstract policy debate, the Trump administration’s assault on a functional and welcoming immigration system is taking a toll on real lives. “President Trump, Stephen Miller, and allies are dismantling every vestige they can of America’s … Continue reading »

Manuel Gámez, Whose Daughter Died of Suicide, Granted 30-Day Deportation Stay

After tremendous support from advocates at Make the Road New York, the office of Senators Schumer and Gillibrand, and the tireless efforts of his attorney Anibal Romero, Manuel Gámez learned last night he received a 30-day stay of deportation. He is applying asylum claim and the reprieve will enable his request to be reviewed, according … Continue reading »

Ahead of Her Release, Husband and Lawyer of DACA- Recipient Detained For Doing Her Job Discuss Latest Developments In Heartbreaking Case

A recording of today’s call is available here. This evening, ahead of the release of 28-year old DACA recipient Selene Saavedra Roman, who was held in an immigration detention center for nearly two months, Selene’s husband and lawyer provided the latest updates on her case.  Selene, a flight attendant for Mesa Airlines, was told by … Continue reading »

Families Don’t Stop Being Families After a Loved One is Deported

In Youngstown, Cincinnati, and Lorain, Fractured Families and Fractured Hearts Hope to One Day Reunite and Heal Youngstown, OH — Last night family, friends, employees, and strangers gathered at Circle Hookah and Bar in downtown Youngstown to show their continued support for Amer Adi Othman, owner of the hookah bar as well as the adjacent … Continue reading »

Because Groom was Latino, Republican Pennsylvania Judge Calls ICE on Couple She Was Supposed to Marry

A racist judge in Pennsylvania redefined judicial activism last week when she called ICE on a couple that she was supposed to be marrying, for no other reason than the color of the groom’s skin. Alexander Parker and Krisha Schmick were high school sweethearts who had been eagerly waiting to be married, but Judge Elizabeth … Continue reading »

Trump’s Deportation Force Jails DACA-Eligible Florida Man With Down Syndrome

The Florida Immigrant Coalition is reporting that during a recent raid in Fort Pierce, FL, Trump’s deportation agents arrested 28 workers and community members, including Juan Gaspar-García, a DACA-eligible Florida resident with diabetes and Down syndrome. As Gaspar-García’s sister, Dolores explained “My brother does not have the ability to understand certain situations without a proper … Continue reading »

Key Observers: The Trump Administration’s All-Out Assault on Immigrants and Refugees Reaches New Stages of Cruelty

Below, we present a series of assessments from leading experts highlighting elements of how the Trump Administration is going for broke in its efforts to deport immigrants, separate families, and turn its back on basic decency and core American values: Tom Jawetz Univision op-ed, “The Sessions Trap on Immigration” Jawetz, Vice President for Immigration Policy … Continue reading »

‘Aquí y Ahora’ subraya la tragedia que vive Pedro Hernández y su familia en Elyria, tras su deportación

Cleveland, OH — El cuerpo de Pedro Hernández vive en México, pero su corazón está en Elyria. El “gigante amable”, trabajador y hombre lleno de nobleza fue deportado y alejado de Seleste, su esposa estadounidense, y sus niños ciudadanos de este país en septiembre de 2017, debido a la política de deportación masiva del presidente … Continue reading »