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Press Conference Today: USCIS Reconsider Colorado father, Felipe Alaniz Herrera’s case, keep him in the US for Father’s Days to come

Felipe with his wife and grandaughter

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. 

Not One More deportation march gathers large crowd in Denver

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.

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CO Groups Call on Obama to End Deportation

This Saturday, people in Colorado will join thousands of others at rallies in cities across the country to demand that President Obama end deportations. 

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Testimony on deportation, detention, and family separation

March 18, 2013: Statement to the Senate Judiciary Committee on the impacts of deportation and detention on families.

Milca's testimony

Milca Kouame, one of the four youths who told the story of the hardships her family suffered from the current detention and deportation policies.

Fortune's testimony

Fortune Afeaneku, one of the four youths who told the story of the hardships his family suffered from the current detention and deportation policies.

Florinda's Testimony

The testimony Florinda Beqiri presented June 28 at the Congressional Briefing on the impact current detention and deportation polices are having on her family.

Vigil for Immigrant Justice 5/15/12 in Greensboro

This year to celebrate Mother’s Day, help keep one mother with her children, including a US
citizen minor son.

Jennifer Piper Discusses 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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