According to America’s Voice, Michigan immigrant Florencio Cachu is scheduled to be deported on Monday, August 30, which means his two children will go with him to Mexico, where they cannot receive the lifesaving medical care they need. Florencio’s 10-year-old son Adrian was born with a hole in his heart, and Lizbeth, 7, has type 2 diabetes.
Both children are U.S. citizens, which puts a human face on the so-called “anchor baby” issue.
Groups such as Michigan Immigration Reform along with people like Pastor Chris Talbot of St. Francis Maximillian Church are working to pressure ICE to grant the family a humanitarian exemption. Florencio is the children’s sole provider, so he must take the children with him, though doing so jeopardizes their access to advanced medical care.
Click here to visit the national organization America’s Voice if you want to show your support for the family’s cause.