Save Father of Four From Deportation

Target: Bob Gibbs, U.S. Representative for Ohio’s 7th Congressional District

Goal: Demand Jesus Lara’s deportation be canceled immediately.

Jesus Lara is a hard-working, tax-paying father of four from a small town in Ohio — but now, after 16 years in the U.S., he is facing deportation. Despite having a work permit and routinely checking in with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Lara may soon be ripped away from his family.

For years, Lara has been a welcome member of the community of Willard, an agricultural town in rural Ohio. The only time he ever caught the attention of authorities was in 2008, when he was pulled over for driving without an Ohio license – something that was impossible for him to obtain. ICE is now using that minor traffic violation to justify ruining Lara’s life, depriving his children of a father, and robbing Willard of a hard-working, law-abiding man.

If something about this picture seems wrong to you, then please sign our petition urging Lara’s representative to defend his rights, and demand Congress step in to cancel his deportation.


Dear Representative Gibbs,

As representative for Ohio’s 7th congressional district, you have an obligation to defend the people of Willard – even those without citizenship. Jesus Lara is a model member of the Willard community. He’s a hard-working father, a productive member of the community and a friendly neighbor. He has done nothing to deserve his imminent deportation.

He came to this country 16 years ago looking for work, after leaving his home in Chiapas – a state in southern Mexico where around 94 percent of the population either live in or are at severe risk of poverty. Lara has worked hard to get where he is today. Please don’t take that away from him and his family.

[Your Name Here]

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One Comment

  1. Gen Lovyet Agustsson says:

    sometimes deportations are racist.

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