Jesus Lara Lopez, an Ohio taxpayer and father of four U.S. citizen children, was deported yesterday to Mexico following a tearful goodbye with his family. Unfortunately, Jesus’ case is not an isolated one.  The heartbreak that he and his family feel today is the same heartbreak that so many other American families have been dealing with… Continue »

In New York, Jose Molina is facing deportation after living in the US for almost forty years. He’s been married to his wife for 16 years, has a green card, is a permanent resident, and works for the New York City Department of Parks. The Trump Administration is trying to deport him back to Panama… Continue »

Nury Chavarria is a Connecticut mother who has lived in the US for more than 24 years and has four US citizen children, including one who has cerebral palsy. She’s been living and working in the US since she came from Guatemala at age 19 to apply for asylum, but faces deportation this week due… Continue »

Sessions, Bannon and Miller Seek to Overhaul Immigration and Remake America This week, the Trump Administration’s war on immigrants shifted into overdrive. Among the disturbing developments: DACA under threat: The popular and successful Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is facing an existential threat.  Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, along with other Republican officials, is demanding that… Continue »

Mass deportations under the Trump Administration are continuing to break apart families and roil communities. Yesterday, community, faith, and union leaders accompanied Francisco Rodriguez, a janitor who works at MIT, to his check-in in Burlington, Massachusetts. Francisco had also received support from thousands of people at MIT who had signed a petition, and letters of… Continue »

Palm Beach Post column highlights why the deportation of Francisco Javier Gonzalez embodies the cruelty of the Trump approach to immigration enforcement In a new column for the Palm Beach Post, titled “Fear ‘Trumps’ Decency in Deporting Palm Beach Restaurant Manager,” Frank Cerabino highlights the story of Francisco Javier Gonzalez, a local family man and father of three… Continue »

american veterans are being deported. so are other american heroes.

While Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly continues to maintain the charade that there’s nothing he can do to stop deportation cases (even though there is), hardworking immigrants with longstanding ties to America continue to be detained and deported. This week’s summary of cases includes a Massachusetts father with a son in the Navy… Continue »

Kelly claims he can’t use discretion in cases like that of Jesus Lara Lopez in Ohio, but the exercise of discretion in such cases has been a longstanding DHS practice DHS Secretary John Kelly is either confused or lying about his authority to use prosecutorial discretion in individual deportation cases. Last Friday, a ProPublica article revealed a… Continue »

Jesus Lara children Bob Gibbs

In less than two weeks, on July 18, Jesus Lara of Willard, Ohio, 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.  His story was first featured in the New York Times last month. Jesus’ children have been actively involved… Continue »

A new ProPublica article reveals a previously unreported February 2017 memo from ICE that fully articulates the Trump Administration’s strategy to go after any and all undocumented immigrants: In a February memo, Matthew Albence, a career official who heads the Enforcement and Removal Operations division of ICE, informed his 5,700 deportation officers that, ‘effective immediately, ERO officers will… Continue »