What Obama’s delay on executive action means for immigrant families

My client, Mr. Pedro Hernandez Ramirez, is the primary caretaker for Juan, his 25 year old step-son who suffers from severe cerebral palsy. Pedro cares for Juan’s physical and emotional needs. Pedro is also a father to 3 more U.S. citizen children. But ICE Detroit views him as an “immigration enforcement priority”. A year ago, after we fought tooth and nail for a reprieve, ICE agreed that Pedro should be permitted to stay with his family. But last week, in cold bureaucratic fashion, ICE refused to extend Pedro’s stay. He again faces immediate deportation.

How will tearing apart this loving American family make our borders safer and our communities more secure?

About David Leopold
Past President American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), In-the-Trenches practicing immigration Attorney, Blogger, Activist, Photographer, Educator, World Traveler. All opinions are my own.

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