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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 …

News: Trump Hates Immigrants - Pure & Simple

There's no way to sugar coat hate. Trump and his administration of hate have forgotten who built America - immigrants. We all have now moved into complacency as we look the other way as Trump, Sessions, and Congress continue to kick the can down the road on immigration reform.

This must-see commentary pretty much sums up the disgrace that is Trump's stance on immigration. While the administration claims to desire a merit-based system, it appears Melania's parents slipped in under the wire as "chain migration," (a U.S. citizen's ability to petition for relatives to receive green cards), is one of the many limits Trump has placed on immigration. As per the norm, Trump is exempt from his own rules, so long as it is self-serving.