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ICYMI: Plain Dealer Criticizes Deportations to “Perilous Cities”

When Will ICE Director Rebecca Adducci Be Held Accountable For Her Dangerous Decisions? Cleveland, OH – An editorial in today’s Cleveland Plain Dealer criticizes the deportation of long-term Ohio residents back to areas of the world where they are being kidnapped and extorted. This happened recently to Francisco Narciso and another Painesville man, who were deported to Nuevo Laredo despite … Continue reading »

Who Are the Regional ICE Office Directors and What Power Do They Have Over Deportations?

We’ve seen it happen over and over again during the long months of the Trump Administration: an immigrant mother or father with US-citizen children, who has lived in the US for decades and committed no crimes, who has been checking in with ICE for years, who remains undocumented because there are no legal routes for … Continue reading »

Another Airport Good-Bye, Another Heartless Deportation

It’s Time to Hold Detroit ICE Director Rebecca Adducci Accountable for Deporting MI & OH Moms and Dads Cleveland, OH – Today’s scene at the airport was sadly familiar: family members, supporters, and media crowding around a long-term local resident as she said her final good-byes and forced herself to walk to the Delta gate to be … Continue reading »

Going for Broke: After a Week of Dismal Failures, Trump Administration and Cohorts Try to Change Subject By Lashing Out At Immigrants

The Trump Administration and its hardline anti-immigrant allies are taking their assault against immigrants to disturbing new heights. As we noted yesterday, we are in dangerous times, as a presidency under siege is lashing out against immigrants with new venom. From new details of the Administration’s immigration enforcement agenda to the renewed push to end DACA … Continue reading »

Rep. Bob Gibbs, Senator Rob Portman, DHS Secretary John Kelly, and Detroit ICE Field Office Director Rebecca Adducci Failed the Lara Children of Willard, Ohio

Cleveland, OH – Jesus Lara Lopez, an Ohio taxpayer, homeowner, and father of four U.S. citizen children, was deported today.  He purchased his own plane ticket, put on a suit, and said tearful goodbyes to his family.  He does not know when he will see any of them again.  His three oldest children, Eric, Edwin, and Anuar, were inconsolable.  … Continue reading »

With Less Than One Day Until His Scheduled Deportation, Jesus Lara, his Family, Legal Team, & Neighbors Work and Pray for Reprieve

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 reading »

Despite Community Effort, Rogue Detroit ICE Office Rips Father Of Three U.S. Citizens From His Family

An Ohio father of three American citizens was deported today.  Needless to say, his life as well as the lives of numerous American citizens have been thrown into a tailspin. In November, when DHS Secretary Johnson announced new deportation guidance, we applauded.  It seemed as though the Administration was injecting some common sense into what … Continue reading »

In New Video, Michigan Dad Fredy Mencia Calls On President Obama To Stop His Deportation

Yesterday, Fredy Mencia and his family recorded an urgent video appeal asking President Barack Obama to stop his deportation and keep their family together. Fredy, a Michigan husband and father of three young U.S. citizens, is facing imminent deportation to Honduras this Friday. “We know you have the power to help us,” Fredy, surrounded by … Continue reading »

Ann Arbor Community Leaders Rally to Stop the Deportation of Fredy Mencia

On the eve of Father’s Day, over 150 community members in Ann Arbor rallied in support of Fredy Mencia who is facing deportation on June 26. If he is deported, he will be sent to Honduras despite the fact that the Department of State has an official travel warning to that country. Fredy is a devoted … Continue reading »

As President Obama Weighs Delaying Executive Action on Immigration, Ohio Family Gets Devastating News from ICE

Pedro Ramirez is the Poster Child for Need for Bold, Consistent Executive Action TODAY With recent reports suggesting that the President will delay his executive action announcement on immigration until after the elections, one family in Ohio is paying the price for the White House’s inaction. After receiving a stay of deportation one year ago, … Continue reading »

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