Felipe with his wife, Carla, and their grandaughter Arryana.
For the first time since 2012, Felipe shared in a weekend of celebrations with family; his daughter's high school graduation, his own Father's Day and seven-year anniversary with his wife Carla. USCIS (US Customs and Immigration Services) has denied his petition citing his 21-year-old conviction as the reason. Felipe’s family, community members, faith and organizational leaders will gather to ask USCIS to reconsider in a show of support for Felipe.
On Saturday April 5, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Civic Center Park in Denver, immigration rights activists rallied to oppose deportations. Jordan Garcia, American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) immigrant ally organizing director stated, "It’s time to stop the practice of tearing apart families and instead uphold the universal value of honoring strong bonds between loved ones. President Obama can and should act immediately to halt deportations.
Jennifer Piper on Children and Deportation on KGNU
Jennifer Piper, Interfaith Organizing Director for AFSC's Immigrants Rights Program in Denver, and Judith Marquez of Rights for All People, join host Claudia Cragg in discussing "The Children of Deportation" on KGNU radio. The show begins with two young people describing their situation.
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