Father vows not to leave church until ICE promises not to deport him
Families should not have to go through this.
Jose Juan Federico Moreno is desperate to stay with his loved ones. He’s the breadwinner of his family, with five children ranging between 2 and 14 years old. Three of his kids have asthma and one has a developmental disability.
But, unlike his kids, Federico Moreno isn’t a U.S. citizen. He’s an unauthorized immigrant living in Illinois, and — thanks to a years-old drunk-driving conviction that he says was a “mistake” he’s never repeated — he’s now being targeted for deportation by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency.
As the U.S. Supreme Court is weighing whether to grant broad deportation protectionfor millions of undocumented immigrants living in the country, Federico Moreno is just one example of someone who’s currently suffering the consequences of harsh enforcement policies.