I know that I keep on posting articles about this topic, but I think people need to understand what is going on with ICE in this country.
And, because of what’s going on with ICE, I don’t want to hear anything positive, or how we should feel for Kelly – because he is the one who was in charge of Homeland Security, and these wretched, evil folks.
For Oakland family split by deportation, an emotional last day in U.S.
By Hamed Aleaziz
August 16, 2017
Updated: August 17, 2017 7:42am
Maria Mendoza-Sanchez spent her last day in the United States before deportation tending to matters both routine and strange.
She drove her 16-year-old daughter, Elizabeth, to the first day of her sophomore year in high school. She packed. She ate meals with loved ones. And she signed paperwork granting power of attorney over her family’s affairs to the other two daughters she planned to leave behind, 23-year-old Vianney and 21-year-old Melin.
At 8 p.m. Wednesday, the family — the mom, husband and son who were leaving, and the daughters who were staying — gathered for a last photo together in their Oakland home. Then they formed a circle in the living room, along with three of Mendoza-Sanchez’s nursing colleagues at Highland Hospital, to hold hands and pray.
“Lord God right now I lift this family up to you!” proclaimed one of the nurses. “Lord God put your hand of protection on these girls!”
When the circle broke, Maria gathered her daughters into her arms, and said, firmly, “You promise you be strong. You behave yourselves. You do the right thing. We will be together again! I promise you.”
Her husband stood a few feet away, wiping tears from his eyes, shaking his head at the scene as Vianney repeated, over and over, “It’ll be OK, it’ll be OK.”
Hours later, Mendoza-Sanchez and her husband, Eusebio Sanchez, caught a red-eye flight from San Francisco International Airport to their native Mexico, after federal immigration officials denied efforts by them and Sen. Dianne Feinstein to delay their deportation.
They brought along their 12-year-old son, Jesus, while leaving behind their three older daughters, who will take care of one another.
The circumstances of the case, which offer a window into the Trump administration’s immigration crackdown, fueled outrage from Feinstein, other local politicians and leaders at Highland Hospital. The couple lived in the U.S. for more than two decades, raised children who each have legal status, own their home in Oakland, do not have criminal records, and were granted earlier delays of deportation.
The family had pushed back the flight one day in hopes of winning a late reprieve from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, known as ICE. But the agency on Tuesday turned down their request for a stay of deportation.
An agency spokeswoman defended the deportation action last week, saying the family’s case had gone through a lengthy review in immigration courts and “neither of these individuals has a legal basis to remain in the U.S.”
When they came up with their immigration push…it was sold under the bullshyt banner of..
WE’RE GOING TO GET THE CRIMINALS..