In Ohio, we lost a mom of 4 to Trump’s ruthless immigration policies

Regardless of how one feels about immigration policy, we can certainly all agree that no parent should have to live with that fear of a world in which her children must grow up without her.

Op-Ed (Ohio)

Emily Brown, Kathleen Kersh
Hill, The
April 17, 2017

Tags: Deportation, Immigration Process

Organizations mentioned/involved: Advocates for Basic Legal Equality (ABLE) (Ohio)


President Trump’s administration has begun an intense crackdown on immigrants, and American children are paying the price. Two days after her regularly scheduled check-in with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, our client, Maribel Trujillo Diaz was snatched off the street outside her home near Cincinnati, Ohio, by ICE agents. Her four American-born children, ages 3, 10, 12, and 14, were inside the house and never had the chance to say goodbye. Maribel’s deportation is scheduled for Wednesday.

Maribel first approached Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, an Ohio-based civil legal aid law firm that provides free legal services to those who cannot afford to pay, two years ago when ICE was trying to deport her and she had nowhere else to turn.