Father of 4 children from Ohio Deported

Photo by Jose Mendez from website America's Voice

Jesus Lara Lopez of Ohio was deported to Mexico after 16 years of working in a package facility and leaves behind his four U.S. born children.  According to ABC News, Lopez checked in with immigration officials in March and was told he was being deported under “an illegal immigration crackdown,” his lawyer David Leopold told the press.  In addition, Leopold stated that Lopez had a valid work permit while the New York Times also reported Lopez worked the graveyard shift packing Milano cookies and Goldfish crackers at Pepperidge Farm. Lopez paid his taxes, did not have a criminal record, nor was ever on food stamps. Leopold added, “These are the darkest times I’ve ever seen as an attorney. When the best and the brightest that we have to offer are taken from their homes and sent away,” “The law is so broken.”