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Romulo Avelica-Gonzalez, Father of Four, Faces Deportation

HeadlineAug 01, 2017

In Los Angeles, California, longtime U.S. resident and father of four Romulo Avelica-Gonzalez faces deportation as soon as next week, despite a national campaign seeking his release after ICE immigration agents arrested him in late February. Video taken by Avelica-Gonzalez’s 13-year-old daughter Fatima shows her sobbing as her father was detained by ICE agents as he was driving the girl to school. Avelica-Gonzalez has lived in the United States for more than two decades. Immigration advocates fear his arrest signals a shift in ICE’s long-standing policy against conducting enforcement activities at so-called sensitive locations, like schools, churches and hospitals.

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