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Continued Subscription Required to view full article.. Rallies are being held around the country this weekend to commemorate Father’s Day and the families who are separated by deportation, organizers said.

“This is really an underground crisis that is happening with families being torn apart,” said Franklin Soults, communications director for the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition. “We want Congress and the Senate not to forget that real people are being affected by this and real families are being destroyed.”

Velazquez said her husband, who is in the country illegally, was driving without a license when he was pulled over with no explanation in early March and sent to the detention center. Since then, she said, she has struggled to explain to her younger children where their father is.

Carrizo, the oldest of the siblings, will start school at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in the fall. Martinez was in the detention center when he found out she had been accepted.

She said her family will spend Father’s Day waiting by the phone for him to call.

“It hurts,” she said between tears. “I feel like there is no meaning in life without him.”

More than 400,000 immigrants were deported from the United States last year, according to US Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Magallela Morales’s husband was deported four years ago, leaving her to raise two young boys by herself in Springfield. She wakes up at 4 a.m. and drops her kids off at day care before heading out to work in the tobacco fields of Western Massachusetts.

“It is very hard on your own,” she said.

Morales came with Just Communities of Western Massachusetts, one of the many groups that helped organize the event, including the Cleghorn Neighborhood Center, the New England Coalition for Keeping Families Together, and the Irish International Immigrant Center.

“We came out here as a community because this is a broken system,” said Bliss Requa-Trautz, an organizer with Just Communities of Western Massachusetts. Javier Panzar can be reached at javier.panzar@globe.com Follow him on Twitter @jpanzar.

I ,CHANGED IT AROUND( If the illegals want justice and all to be equal.. Let urge the Obama administration to halt arresting Americans whom have families.They make the kids suffer more than the parents,” with more than 50 reform activists outside the facility.“This is really a crisis that is happening with families being torn apart,” “We want Congress and the Senate not to forget that real people are being affected by being arrested and real families are being destroyed.” We mothers struggled to explain to our younger children where their father is.Our family will spend Father’s Day waiting by the phone for him to call.

“It hurts,” one woman said between tears. “I feel like there is no meaning in life without ” my husband is locked away four years ago, leaving me to raise two young boys by myself in Springfield. I wake up at 4 a.m. and drops my kids off at day care before heading out to work in the tobacco fields of Western Massachusetts. I came with Just Communities of Western Massachusetts, one of the many groups that helped organize the event, including the Cleghorn Neighborhood Center, the New England Coalition for Keeping ARRESTED Families Together, and the Irish International Immigrant Center. We came out here as a community because this is a broken system,” said Bliss Requa-Trautz, an organizer with Just Communities of Western Massachusetts.

1 posted on 06/16/2013 8:41:46 PM PDT by moonshinner_09
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To: moonshinner_09

oh boo hoo


2 posted on 06/16/2013 8:43:11 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: moonshinner_09
They make the kids suffer more than the parents

They?> Who is this mysterious "they" you speak of?

Look in the mirror woman, you brought this grief on your own children by breaking the law.

3 posted on 06/16/2013 8:49:59 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: moonshinner_09

Around here the killings and robberies are, according to newspaper reports, overwhelmingly carried out by blacks and hispanics. It is not racist, it’s the truth, and that’s just the way it is. It seems any community is required to face this because politicians in both Parties are desperate to change the face of America.


4 posted on 06/16/2013 8:53:04 PM PDT by apoliticalone (When banksters want what you own they'll use eminent domain. But first they want your firearms.)
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To: moonshinner_09

I agree. Families should not be torn apart. Take your kids with you, they can assert birthright citizenship once they reach majority.


6 posted on 06/16/2013 9:11:42 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of opression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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“They make the kids suffer more than the parents,” she said.

And yet, they will still risk their lives to sneak into this evil country. Mexico must be a horrible place to live or illegal aliens aren't very bright.

8 posted on 06/16/2013 9:18:25 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (23,116,441 households on Food Stamps! Now that's what I call HISTORICAL!!!)
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To: moonshinner_09

Mexico’s stated social safety net policy is to send indigents north. Until that changes, or we shut down the border and enforce current law, nothing will change.

Rubio is being played for a fool.


10 posted on 06/16/2013 9:31:07 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: moonshinner_09

Massachusetts would have been better off if it had deported one more immigrant back to the Caucasus. Tamerlan Tsarnaev could have been deported for a domestic violence charge,the but People’s Republic of Massachusetts would rather use its social welfare programs to support domestic terrorists rather than have the terrorists covertly enter the country.


11 posted on 06/16/2013 9:33:14 PM PDT by metafugitive
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Velazquez said her husband, who is in the country illegally, was driving without a license when he was pulled over with no explanation in early March and sent to the detention center. Since then, she said, she has struggled to explain to her younger children where their father is.

Ummm,how about just telling them that their father is a criminal who broke the law and is waiting to be sent back to the hellhole from whence he came?

On a side note, do the really grow tobacco in Massachusetts?

12 posted on 06/16/2013 10:09:36 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Obama's Enemies List - Yes, you are a crook.)
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