#Not1More Deportation

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FB_IMG_1454341032995Yesterday local organizers in Chicago got word that a mother of 3, Lesly Sophia Cortez-Martinez, was stopped by Border Patrol at O’Hare airport. She was on her way back from a family trip in Mexico, and was detained even though she had been granted advanced parole as a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipient.

With the help of supporters, elected officials who intervened, and her attorney, we were able to delay Lesly’s deportation and convince the Customs and Border Protection agency to review her case.

However, this morning CBP put Lesly on a plane and deported her to Mexico with her two youngest children, including her 6 month old son whom she was still nursing. Her 11-year old and her husband remain in the country. Read more

President Barack Obama
For quite some time, we have joined others in calling upon the President to meet directly with immigrants most impacted by his misguided deportation policy. We feel it’s important for the President to engage directly with immigrants who are struggling to achieve equality, and not just partisan lobbyists. We’ve compiled a list of questions we want answered, but we know there are many more. Will you add your questions using the hashtag: #Not1more day w/out equality? Read more


Hasta el día de hoy el debate sobre inmigración sigue siendo bastante contraproducente que incluso tras agregarle $38 mil millones a la seguridad fronteriza al mas puro estilo militar, el proyecto de ley del Senado todavía enfrenta una batalla cuesta arriba. Muchos ven una oportunidad para que los Republicanos de la Cámara de Representantes lideren en inmigración. Sin embargo, si la Cámara no aprovecha la oportunidad, el Presidente tiene una vez mas una ventana de oportunidad para detener las deportaciones y poner orden en un sistema de inmigración obsoleto.

El mes de Agosto marco el primer aniversario de la Acción Diferida para Llegados en la Infancia (DACA), que promulgo el Presidente Obama, la cual protege a Soñadores – inmigrantes indocumentados traídos al país cuando eran niños – de la deportación y les proporciona un permiso de trabajo para pagar impuestos. Read more

Neidi Dominguez, 25, lives in constant fear daily. She was brought to America at nine years old from Morelos, a once- agricultural state in south-central Mexico that’s now moving toward industry and commerce. Neidi remained undocumented until she was 24, when she fell in love and got married to a U.S. citizen. Her spouse petitioned the government for a green card and now Dominguez is what the U.S. government calls a legal resident.

Dominguez’ fear is not for herself, but for her mother, who remains undocumented, and her extended family, aunts and uncles who without official documentation are considered illegal even though they have American-born children. If any of her undocumented family members are at the wrong place at the wrong time, in California that’s a sure way to initiate deportation proceedings. The responsibility for Dominguez’ cousins would then no doubt fall on her and her sister, who is a beneficiary of “deferred action.”

“It is this constant fear of knowing that there is no guarantee that we can remain together,” Dominguez said during a telephone interview on Thursday. It’s the first anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Immigrants, or DACA, a program that provides a two-year reprieve for work and study to immigrants without criminal records brought to the U.S. as children.

The fate of an estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants hangs in the balance as Congress continues to debate the issue. Progress is stalled by debates over whether the undocumented should get a path to citizenship, or simply legal status, and whether the border is fully secured or more should be done to keep others out. The undocumented population will stay in the shadows for as long as Congress drags on, and the fear will never go away unless something is done to right the broken status quo.

Read More at International Business Times >>