You can’t help but feel helpless for the family of Lourdes Salazar Bautista. Her time is running out after twenty years of living in the United States. A video of Lourdes’ children crying and pleading with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) not to deport their mother opens your eyes to life in the Donald Trump world. The president is willing to tear families apart and deport immigrants who are hard working people and good parents.
A rally is planned for tonight (July 18) to keep Lourdes from being deported to Mexico.
Lourdes in tears tell us in the video that she has a job and works to keep a home and food on the table for her children. What do her American children do if she is deported?
LOURDES STAY OF REMOVAL DENIED
Lourdes first came in contact with ICE in 2010, and after being detained for almost a month ICE “traded” Lourdes for her husband. Lourdes’ husband was deported and she was allowed to stay in the United States. Every year Lourdes has to check in with immigration and every year she is granted a stay of removal.
In March Lourdes’s stay of removal was denied and she has been ordered to buy her plane ticket and leave the country by August 2nd. She will leave behind three children all born in the U.S. (Source: Lucha Por Lourdes Facebook)
ICE acknowledges she has no criminal record, maintains it has been lenient already. (Source: MLive Michigan)
THE FIGHT TO KEEP LOURDES HERE, LA LUCHA POR LOURDES
MLive Michigan reports The Ann Arbor City Council voted unanimously on Monday (July 17) to approve a resolution to ask the federal government for a stay of deportation for Lourdes.
Mayor Christopher Taylor said her deportation will not make the U.S. safer or protect American jobs.”All it will achieve is to devastate a family and impoverish a community that values her,” he said. “It’s not a wise use of government resources. We should be doing better.” (Full story>> MLive Michigan)
JULY 18 VIGIL AND RALLY
Where: St. Mary Student Parish, University of Michigan
331 Thompson St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
If you live in the area please show up to support Lourdes and her family. More info about event>> Facebook Rally page
CONTACT ICE IN DETROIT
Detroit ICE Director Rebecca Adducci
CONTACT U.S. SENATORS FROM MICHIGAN
If these Senators believe in keeping families together, then lets see them prove it. Reach out, call and email them to help look into Lourdes’ case.
Senator Gary Peters (D)
SIGN THE PETITION
A petition has been started to stop the deportation of Lourdes Salazar Bautista. Please sign it. >>Petition
CONTACT DETROIT MEDIA
The media is always looking for stories. If they don’t know about this issue they can’t report it. Contact the reporters at the following places:
Local 4 News : You may call the WDIV newsroom at 313-222-0500, you can also ask for our web staff or assignment editor.
We all have a voice. Use it! Mucha suerte Lourdes.