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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 …

State of Indiana Recognizes "What About Us?" A Peaceful Resistance Rally & Indiana Immigrants, with Proclamation

State Representative Dan Forestal and City County Counselor Blake Johnson, presented the "What About Us" peaceful resistance organizers with a proclamation form the State of Indiana, General Assembly, on July 15th, 2018. The proclamation calls to light the state's recognition of the valuable contributions immigrants make to the state, celebrates immigration family's contributions, and recognizes immigrants for their contributions to "social, political, and economical participation."

Rep. Forestal and Councilor Johnson, authored the proclamation that recognizes the rally's efforts to "support human-centered reform and recognizing the contributions immigrant families make to our communities and our lives."

On behalf the many immigrant families touched by unjust family separations and deportations, organizers of the My Christian Park Neighborhood Association wish to thank State Representative Dan Forestal and Councilman Blake Johnson.