Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Our Country Is Turning Its Back on Good People

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Our Country Is Turning Its Back on Good People

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Martin Esquivel-Hernandez, a loving husband and father of three, was deported last Tuesday despite nine months of overwhelming community demands that he be reunited with his family in Pittsburgh ("Despite Protests in Pittsburgh, Man Deported to Mexico," Feb. 7). Over the past four years Martin has been a civic leader in our city, becoming a parent leader at his children's school, helping undocumented construction workers earn a fair wage and doing his part to improve the lives of all immigrant families. It is a tragedy that he is no longer here. His wife and children must survive without him and the community has lost a beloved leader.

Martin and his family came to Pittsburgh to escape gang violence related to Martin's work with the Mexican army. …

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