“Please don’t take my mom from me too” pleads daughter of Michigan woman

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.

#LuchaporLourdes: Lourdes’ Call to Action from Aresha Martinez-Cardoso on Vimeo.

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)

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JULY 18 VIGIL AND RALLY

Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm
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
Phone: 313-568-6036
Email: rebecca.j.adducci@ice.dhs.gov

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)
202-224-6221

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SenGaryPeters/

Contact: www.peters.senate.gov/contact/email-gary

Senator Debbie Stabenow (D)
202-224-4822
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stabenow/
Contact: www.stabenow.senate.gov/contact

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:

Detroit Free Press  : City/Metro desk: city@freepress.com; 313-222-6600

The Detroit NewsLocal News (Metro Detroit and business):
Phone: (313) 222-2323
Email: metro@detroitnews.comnewstips@detroitnews.com

Fox 2 Detroit: Call the newsdesk: (248) 552-5103 and send an email:fox2newsdesk@foxtv.com

Local 4 News : You may call the WDIV newsroom at 313-222-0500, you can also ask for our web staff or assignment editor.

WXYZ-TV Channel 7: Breaking News Hotline 248-827-9407 ,  Breaking News Email: news@wxyz.com

We all have a voice. Use it! Mucha suerte Lourdes.

Latinas stand strong and united after 2016 election

Latina sisters do not fear our future.

Our Latino community proved during the 2016 election that we are a powerful group with a strong voice and vote. For those who did not support President-elect Donald Trump we have to accept the fact that he is now our leader. We have to give him chance to unite us.

I have heard you loud and clear on our Wise Latina Linked pages on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. I recorded this video message to all of you right after meeting with a group of concerned Latinas. 

Let’s keep an open mind and heart and hope President-elect Trump will be a man who understands division gets us no where, united we are a stronger country.

Rebecca Aguilar is the founder of Wise Latinas Linked and an award-winning reporter.

Latina says Donald Trump’s “locker room talk” brings back bad memories of her assault

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Monica Garcia Saenz

No matter how much Donald Trump calls his p-word, f-word, and b-word laced conversation “locker room talk”, it has made many American’s cringe. Women around the world are sharing their horrible experiences on Twitter under the hashtag #NotOkay.

When Monica Garcia Saenz hears the Republican candidate’s excuse for his vulgar comments about groping women she thinks about being a young girl and becoming a victim of sexual assault by a stranger.

After the second presidential debate, Monica was brave enough to share her story with the members of the Wise Latinas Linked group on Facebook. We asked Monica if we could share her very painful experience. She allowed us to post her message.

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Yes, Monica plans to vote for Hillary Clinton.

 

The damaged ones; Children left behind when their parents are deported

Screenshot: Facebook
Screenshot: Facebook

I don’t know the back story about this video of a reunion between a young boy and his father. All I know is that around the country children today are missing their parents who have been deported. And many are wondering why it has happened? Remember they are children.

This video has a happy ending after two years that the father was separated from his children. As of now the video has close to three million views. It has hit a nerve. It has touched many hearts.

Take into consideration that these are parents who only came to this country to build a better life for their families. In many cases they are fathers and mothers who started their families here and were ripped apart my the federal immigration system.


Although this little boy’s father has come home; don’t think he won’t be worrying his father will be deported again. These children are left emotionally damaged.

No one explains the grownup world of immigration and deportation. No one explains why a parent is not coming home. Some children are left to think their parents abandoned them.

It’s a sad situation that will continue to happen, children left behind when their parents are deported.

Rebecca Aguilar is a freelance journalist and founder of Wise Latinas Linked, the largest virtual networking group of Latinas on Facebook and LinkedIn with more than 7,000 members.

Donald Trump meet Ricardo Aca, an undocumented immigrant who works in one of your hotels

Ricardo Aca Screenshot: YouTube

Ricardo Aca may end up losing his job. He may not have a job by the time you read this story.

Aca is an undocumented immigrant and he works for Donald Trump. The Mexican immigrant says he’s been a  busboy at one of Trump’s hotel restaurants for the past two years.

In a video produced by The New Left Media, Aca has come forward to let the world know that he came to the U.S. with his family when he was 14-years-old. He currently works two jobs.

And because Aca can’t vote, he is using his photography skills to let Trump and other Republicans know that he and many undocumented immigrants are not criminals, drug dealers or a rapists. They are good people who work hard to be here.

Here is Aca in his own words.

Other Sources

Ricardo Aca’s website
New Left Media website

Posted August 20, 2015

Rebecca Aguilar is a freelance journalist and founder of Wise Latinas Linked on Facebook and LinkedIn. WLL is a virtual networking group of more than 7,000 Latinas.

Latinas on social media unleash on Donald Trump

Photo courtesy: Facebook
Photo courtesy: Facebook

You can’t insult Mexicans and get away with it, even if you are one of the richest men in the country. Even if you are running for President of the United States.

Wise Latinas didn’t hold back their opinions on Facebook about Donald Trump after he called Mexicans who come into this country “rapists” and “killers.” While NBC and Univision appear to be cutting ties with Trump, Latinas on Facebook believe Trump can be put out of business and politics.

Comments from our Wise Latinas Linked Facebook page:

It is not just the pageant. All of us Latinos and Latinas need to boycott every business that benefits this evil, racist man. His hotels, casinos, restaurants, everything! We must send him, and all other like him, a message. -A Marcos, Texas

Childish bored millionaire who has nothing better to do…but make a fool of himself…..IDIOTA — V. Muniz. Texas

He will realize what he has done when his pockets start to feel less fat. Trust that a nation without the Latino buying power and voice is no nation at all. He began it but we Latinos will finish it!–I. Davila

Fuera! Fuera! Fuera! – J.Castro

I’ve never been more motivated to encourage Latinos to vote. As bad as Trump is behaving in public, there are many more who would like nothing more than to quiet Latinos. — M.Salazar, Texas

I hope that many become inspired and 1. Those working for him quit. 2. No one watch the Miss USA pageant 3. No one participates or purchases any of his franchise. That would show a strong message –J.Rivera

Poor guy, he just doesn’t know much about the real world. All his millions will not buy him a seat to the presidential chair.– M. Ramirez, Texas

We Latinos have to make a statement that you can’t just insult us and get away with it. Then it will have a ripple effect and society will treat us the same way. We have to show how powerful we are as consumers and voters. Because right now, that is NOT respected. – M. Rascon

 

 

Rebecca Aguilar is the founder of Wise Latinas Linked, the largest Latina networking group on Facebook and LinkedIn.

LAPD Officer’s message to Donald Trump “I am a role model…”

Latinos and Latinas around the country continue sending their messages to Donald Trump. Here’s one that caught our attention on Facebook. Los Angeles Police Officer Navi Aicarg reminded Trump that he is a role model and part of the Mexican immigrant community.

Thank you to Erica Isais-Sierra, our Wise Latinas Linked member on Facebook for sharing this post.
Rebecca Aguilar is a freelance journalist and founder of Wise Latinas Linked on Facebook and LinkedIn.