Hug Your Kids (Or Your Parents) A Little Closer Today
Yesterday, Guadalupe García de Rayos arrived for her annual check-in at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office in Phoenix.
She has lived in the US for more than 20 years and had these check-ins ever since being arrested in a 2008 raid by the infamous Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Her crime: using false documents to find work at a water park.
That charge has new meaning under the Trump Administration.
Last night, after protesters briefly blocked an ICE van, Guadalupe was driven off to Eloy Detention Center. Today she was deported to Nogales, Mexico.
She is separated from her husband and her two kids, Angel and Jacqueline, now 16 and 14 years old.
How to help Guadalupe García de Rayos
Call Sen. John McCain to urge him to request Guadalupe's return and reunification with her children: (602) 952-2410.
Call Phoenix ICE Director Albert Carter to express your outrage at Guadalupe García de Rayos's deportation: (602) 766-7030.
Sign and share this petition.
Donate to Puente Arizona, the organization working on Guadalupe's behalf.
Follow developments on Twitter with the hashtag #FreeLupita.
Stay tuned as deportations will become even more common (and they were already very frequent under the Obama Administration), driving even more people to live in fear in the shadows.