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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 …

Kathy Suchet-Downey - Represents Congressman Andre' Carson - as Presenter at "What About Us? Peaceful Resistance Rally for Immigration Reform"

Mrs. Kathy Suchet-Downey, Representative for Congressman Andre' Carson, explains the struggles lawmakers are facing in pressing for immigration reform.  Citing laws being interpreted the wrong way as well as targeting, fear, and criminalization of innocent immigrants and their families. As Harlon and Enrique discussed with the Congressman, proposed bills are not making it to the Republican-controlled house and senate. Moreover, Trump and Session's controls run deep. 

We must remove the control of immigrant lives from the Department of Justice, and the single-handed control of Attorney General Jeff Sessions. 

Congressman Carson and Mrs. Downey,
THANK YOU for being an important part of our rally for reform!