5 Minute Action for Thursday, 4/13: Stop Deportation of This Mother of Four

Maribel Trujillo-Diaz, a mother of four who fled Mexico and had legal papers to remain here while her asylum case is pending, was detained by ICE and is scheduled for deportation – separating her from her husband and 4 young children, including one disabled child. 

Trujillo, who came to the United States in 2002, said she originally fled Mexico because drug cartels targeted her family. “She said she came to live a better life — something you can’t really do in Mexico,” her 14-year-old son, Oswaldo, said. “She said the risk was worth taking because not only she gets a better life and her husband, but her kids will get a better life and our kids will get a better life.”

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials first came into contact with her in 2007, when she was among dozens arrested during a federal raid of a Fairfield Koch Foods plant. Trujillo remained in the United States for the next 10 years and worked for a church, according to her pastor, the Rev. Mike Pucke. When immigration officials again moved to deport her in 2016, religious leaders’ pleas on her behalf earned Trujillo a work permit meant to last until this July.

That permit was still valid when ICE arrested her again in April. Pucke and other local leaders, including U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown and University of Cincinnati Chaplain Amina Darwish, again implored ICE to reconsider her case and grant her a stay of removal.

But U.S. Circuit Judges Ronald Gilman, Ralph Guy and David McKeague dismissed her motion Tuesday.

TODAY’s 5 Minute Action:

Step 1:  Let’s join in with many others who are calling Assistant ICE Director Mark Hamilton 313-568-6037 or ICE Field Director Adducci at 313-568-6036.

  • Script:  “Hi, my name is [name], and I’m calling in support of Maribel Trujillo-Diaz. She has a pending asylum case, has no criminal record in the U.S., has a US work permit, and is caring for her four children, one of whom suffers from seizures. Deporting her will do nothing to make our country safer, but it will cause irreparable damage to her and her family. Please suspend her deportation, and stop tearing families apart.”

BREATHE AND STEP FORWARD!

Thank you from the TrumpResistance.TODAY team

For more information about the deportation, click here – http://www.wcpo.com/news/local-news/hamilton-county/fairfield/maribel-trujillo-fairfield-mother-will-be-deported-next-wednesday-according-to-mexican-consulate

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