Dear MoveOn member,
Immigration Customs and Enforcement is trying to take my father, Jesus Lara, away from me and my family.1
I'm a U.S. Citizen, and I don't know why Donald Trump is trying to take my dad. He is a great dad, he adopted me, and he's always been there for me, helping with my homework and making sure my brothers and sisters and I have what we need. I don't know what my future would be like without my dad.
Jesus Lara is a longtime Ohio resident, an aspiring American, and the father of four U.S. citizens. Earlier this year, Jesus was told by Immigration and Custom Enforcement that he would be deported back to Mexico due to a traffic infraction from years ago.2
If elected officials like Rep. Gibbs fail to intervene, Jesus will be deported in just a few weeks.
Jesus is a loving father, taxpayer, homeowner, and valued member of the Willard, Ohio, community. He is active in his church and is known as a kind and helpful neighbor. He and his four U.S. citizen children recently traveled to Washington, D.C., to meet with congressional offices and build support for his case.
Congressman Bob Gibbs represents the Lara family in Washington, D.C., and his office is looking into the case—but there's so much more he can do. If we want to stop Jesus's deportation, then we need leaders like Congressman Gibbs to use their power to help the Lara family and get ICE to stop this deportation.
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1. "One Ohio Town's Immigration Clash, Down in the Actual Muck," The New York Times, June 18, 2017
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