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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 …

MUSIC: Cathy Morris - Contemporary Violinist to Perform @ "What About Us?" A Peaceful Resistance Rally for Immigration Reform"

We are honored! The incomparable local violinist, 

Cathy Morris is performing at our rally!!!



 

This Sunday, locally accomplished contemporary violinist - Cathy Morris will grace the stage at, "What about us? A Peaceful Resistance Rally for Immigration Reform." I'm talking BLOW OUT performances from some of the most amazing talent in the city! Presentations will be given by those most closely effected by family separations and immigration policy. Wear sunscreen, (if your bald like me, cover your head), dress cool, bring your refreshing beverage (it will be a 94-degree day), and your folding chair or blanket, and come enjoy a day of celebrating our American Immigrants and learning about some of the most painful challenges facing our nation as we look to address immigration reform head-on. Learn how you can be a part of the solution! Show starts at 1pm. Irvington Branch Library parking lot. Street parking is limited in the area so plan accordingly (Uber or Lyft).

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