Keeping Families Together — Using Photographs to Show Why Loved Ones Should Not Be Deported

This week, we at ACJP worked with a family and their attorney to put together an almost 100 page mitigation packet to help support their loved one’s deportation proceedings and hopefully convince immigration officials to let their brother stay in the US. Their brother was a victim of a horrific crime, one that has traumatized him and his family for years.

One of the parts of the packet is a photo album of the family with their brother. Sifting through hundreds of photographs that their mother very diligently kept, one photograph stood out. This is a photo of the Christmas tree that they put up every year, and one of the most special ornaments is a picture of their brother with the family. He has spent nearly 9 Christmases away from them, struggling to fight his case. They put the picture up as a loving message to him that he is with them, and hopefully soon enough –he will come home.

About Charisse Domingo

 

Charisse Domingo is a photo journalist with Silicon Valley De-Bug, and co-founder of the Albert Cobarrubias Justice Project.  Domingo is also the co-founder of the DarkroomatDebug.com, a community for film photographers.

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