Petition statement to be delivered to Rep. Bob Gibbs (OH-7)

Keep families together. Stop Jesus’ deportation now!

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Keep families together. Stop Jesus’ deportation now!

To be delivered to Rep. Bob Gibbs (OH-7)

Petition Statement

Immigration is trying to take my father, Jesus Lara, away from me and my family.  I am a U.S. Citizen, and I don't know why Donald Trump is trying to take my dad. He is a great dad, he adopted me, and he's always been there for me, helping with my homework and making sure my brothers and sisters and I have what we need. I don’t know what my future would be like without my dad.  

Please, Rep. Gibbs, do everything you can so my father can stay with us.
There are currently 35,434 signatures. NEW goal - We need 40,000 signatures!

Petition Background

Jesus Lara is a longtime Ohio resident, an aspiring American, and the father of four U.S. citizens. Earlier this year, Jesus was told by immigration enforcement authorities that he would be deported back to Mexico due to a traffic infraction from years ago.

If elected like officials like Rep. Gibbs fail to intervene, Jesus will be deported in just a few weeks.

Jesus is a loving father, taxpayer, homeowner, and valued member of the Willard, Ohio community. He is active in his church, and is known as a kind and helpful neighbor. He and his four U.S. Citizen children recently traveled to Washington, DC to meet with congressional offices and build support for his case.

Congressman Bob Gibbs represents the Lara family in Washington, DC, and his office is looking into the case—but there's so much more he can do. If we want to stop Jesus' deportation, then we need leaders in like Congressman Gibbs to use their power to help the Lara family and get ICE to stop this deportation.

Don't let Donald Trump deport Eric's father! Sign his petition urging Representative Bob Gibbs to be a real champion for Jesus and allow him to stay with his family.

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