On Sunday morning, we received news that Wildin Acosta, a North Carolina teenager who was facing imminent deportation to Honduras, would not deported on the late night flight to Honduras. Because of the hard work from local organizers on the ground and on the phones, ICE officials stopped Wildin’s deportation... Continue »
Pastor Max Villatoro and his family
It’s been one year since Pastor Max Villatoro was deported to Honduras and torn from his wife, four US citizen children, and Iowa home. Some deportation cases get local and state attention, but rarely do they receive the sort of national attention Pastor Max’s case managed to get. Support... Continue »
On Thursday, we shared the urgent news about Wildin Acosta, a North Carolina teenager facing imminent deportation to Honduras. Unfortunately, last night, the Immigration Court issued a decision denying Wildin’s request for a stay of removal. Because the decision was issued after close of business, Wildin’s counsel was unable... Continue »
Earlier today we told you the urgent news about Wildin Acosta, a North Carolina teenager facing imminent deportation to Honduras. Wildin is one of the 800 teenagers who arrived as unaccompanied children and have been detained and/or deported by ICE since October. He fled gang violence and death, and now ICE is... Continue »
“I’m scared. I don’t want to go back. There’s a lot of violence, a lot of death” Earlier this year we learned that the Obama administration, in an attempt to defer illegal border crossings, had started to target recently arrived Central American teenagers for deportation. Despite outcry from the community and... Continue »
UPDATE: Yefri Sorto was issued a last minute stay of deportation, but remains in detention. Pedro Salmeron’s deportation to El Salvador remains imminent. We need to keep calling ICE to keep pressure on immigration officials to stop Pedro’s deportation and release both young men from detention right away. –... Continue »
Cross-posted from Lynn Tramonte’s post on Medium. Could you do this, if you had to? Stand before a national television audience and a possible future United States President, talk about the most painful event of your life, and ask for help? With the assistance of Univision reporter Enrique Acevedo, and a... Continue »
Senior Justice Department Official: “I’ve told you I have trained 3-year-olds and 4-year-olds in immigration law’’ Earlier this year we learned that the Obama administration had ramped up efforts targeting young people who fled violence in Central America for deportation. While the administration insists those targeted in the most... Continue »
Case Highlights Disconnect Between Administration’s Stated Values And What Is Happening On the Ground Earlier this year we learned that the Obama administration had started to target recently arrived Central American refugees—including young people who fled violence in their home countries—for deportation. 19 year old Kimberly Pineda Chavez’s case... Continue »
In a unanimous vote earlier this week, the Los Angeles Unified School District adopted a resolution preventing ICE officials from stepping foot onto school property without prior permission. Board members noted that while immigration agents haven’t attempted to detain any students, school officials wanted to reassure fearful Latino and... Continue »