Willard, OH – Jesus Lara Lopez, an Ohio taxpayer and father of four U.S. citizen children, was deported this morning following a tearful goodbye with his family.  Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, responded with the following statement. It’s a sad, sad day when the most powerful nation on earth deploys its colossal power to crush… Continue »

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Willard, OH – The following is a statement from David Leopold, former AILA president and attorney for Jesus Lara Lopez, ahead of Mr. Lara’s scheduled deportation tomorrow morning: Mr. Jesus Lara has not received a response from the government regarding his latest request for a stay of deportation. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) should not… Continue »

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A recording of today’s event is available here Willard, OH – Ahead of Jesus Lara Lopez’ scheduled deportation tomorrow, his sons and legal team joined community and faith leaders to provide an update on his case and share a letter from local faith leaders supporting an end to this deportation nightmare. The solution is clear: the government can renew Jesus’… Continue »

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“Wasn’t [Trump] supposed to deport the people who aren’t so great? The drug dealers, rapists murders all them? Then he turns it around and takes good families like this.” — Jennifer Fidler, Willard Resident Willard, OH – Absent a change at the federal level Jesus Lara Lopez, an Ohio taxpayer and father of four U.S. citizen children, will… Continue »

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Local & National Media Outline Solution At Hand; Question is, Will Gibbs, Portman, and DHS Government Act On It? Willard, OH – Jesus Lara Lopez, an Ohio taxpayer and father of four U.S. citizen children, is set to be deported on Tuesday.  Lara’s children have been leading a campaign to ask their congressman, Rep. Bob Gibbs, to do… Continue »

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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 »

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A final stay of removal was filed today for Jesus Lara — the final request for immigration authorities to continue doing what they have been for the last five years, and allow Jesus to stay in the US with his family. Jesus faces deportation on July 18, even though he has no criminal record whatsoever and would be… Continue »

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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 »

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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

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 »