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Deporting Love: A Married Couple’s Journey to Stay in the United States

On November 28, 2005, Enrique Gonzalez walked across the border to pursue a safe and prosperous life in the U.S. Afraid of gang recruitment in El Salvador and seeking to escape to a safe place with opportunities to work to help himself and his family, after two days of processing and detention, he was taken (by immigration officials) to a Texas bus station where he was left to find his way in what would become his new home, the United States of America. Thirteen years later, with a U.S. Immigration approved marriage to a citizen, Enrique is being deported.

In the January 2017 Executive Order, Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States, the Trump administration laid out a much wider dragnet authorizing and empowering ICE in the deportation of undocumented.  Unlike the discretion of the Obama Administration, as evidenced in the 2011 Memo, which exercised a great deal of flexibility the Trump Administration's laser-sharp focus is on the numbers! Every undocumented …

INSPIRATION: The Magic of Changing Your Thinking

Inspiration: The Magic of Changing Your Thinking

"If you allow worry in - it pushes out the peace."  
"The events in our lives don't control our lives - our decisions do!" 
"You have the freedom to think anything you want." 
"Today is a new day, today is the day for you to begin creating a joyous and fulfilling life. Today is the day, to begin to release all your limitations. Today is the day, for you to learn the secrets of life.  You can change your life for the better. You already have the tools within you to do this. These tools are your thoughts and beliefs." 
"I'm not going to give this anger valuable space and let it poison my life. I'm going to protect, what I allow in me." 
"Every time you get angry, you are affirming that you want more anger into your life. Every time you feel like a victim, you are affirming that you want to continue to feel like a victim." 
"If you feel that life does not give you what you want in your world, then it is certain you will never have the goodies that life gives to others, until you change the way you think and the way you talk."
I choose to accept the change that is now underway. It may seem unjust today - or - is it truly what we have always dreamed of. I choose to embrace the change with great anticipation and gratitude despite our being forced to leave the country. ~Harlon