08.10.17

Congresswoman Lee Responds to Deportation of Oakland Constituents

Oakland, CAToday, Congresswoman Lee released the following statement regarding the deportation of Oakland constituents Maria and Eusebio Sanchez:

“Maria and Eusebio have lived in the Bay Area for more than twenty years. They are the parents to four beautiful children. Maria cares for sick patients at Highland Hospital and Eusebio has worked as a truck driver for over a decade. In their spare time, they give back to our community. Last year, they finally managed to buy a home in Oakland.

They are model neighbors and friends. But despite all their contributions and my efforts to keep Maria & Eusebio in the community they’ve called home for two decades, ICE has rejected our calls for compassion and targeted Maria and Eusebio for deportation.

As I have said time and again, President Trump’s heartless immigration policies represent a betrayal of our core American values. I condemn this decision and remain committed to working with my colleagues to improve our immigration system and protect immigrant families.”