This Mother Should Not Be Deported While Republicans Delay Immigration Reform

Imelda's children are overwhelmed with the thought of losing their mother to deportation.

She came to the U.S. with her children in 1999 and was working as a cosmetologist to support her family. She owned her own beauty shop and wasthe backbone of her family, both emotionally and financially.

But all that changed once Colorado passed anti-immigrant laws that prevented her from renewing her cosmetology license. Imelda was falsely advised that she could secure a work permit through a local notario, but the notario turned out to be a scam. He stole her money and left all his clients in deportation proceedings.

Imelda has strong ties to this country and raised her family here. If House Republicans like Colorado's Cory Gardner and Mike Coffman would stop blocking immigration, Imelda could qualify to apply for legal status and citizenship. She'd no longer have to live in fear of being torn from her three children in the US.

Imelda should not be punished for Congress's inaction on immigration reform. Please join us in demanding that immigration officials grant her prosecutorial discretion and keep her family together.

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