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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 …

Rev. Stephen Carlsen Presents @ "What About Us? Peaceful Resistance Rally for Immigration Reform"

Did you see the news about the baby Jesus, caged on the lawn of Christ Church Cathedral in Indianapolis? In protest against the Trump Administration's separation of families, Dean Carlsen made a statement that traveled to the four corners of the globe. Making it clear, children do not belong in cages. The Indianapolis Rerened took a stand early in July and then again to kick off the "What About Us? Peaceful Resistance Rally for Immigration Reform." This is one, of many must-see presentations given throughout the smoldering hot July 15th day.