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Throughout the entire week of September 22, 2019 Abogado Ray has been asked by many in the community about Donald Trump’s impeachment inquiry and its effects. Ray explains through his facebook post video what the process will most likely look like; and what Democrats need to do if they want to get Trump out of office. Abogado Ray briefly goes over what happened between the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, and President Trump. Explaining the phone call exchanged between the two about presidential candidate Joe Biden, corruption, extortion of U.S. tax dollars, and political black mail.
Abogado Ray was live on CNN with Brooke Baldwin on August 19 to discuss about one of his immigration clients, Maria Domingo Garcia. Maria was detained by ICE during one of the largest ICE raids in American history in Mississippi; now infamously known as the “Mississippi ICE raids.” Maria who is a mother of 3 was taken into ICE custody and transported to Jena, Louisiana to be held at a detention center there to be processed and deported. However, what ICE did not know was that Maria was also a breastfeeding mother of a 4 month old baby girl named, Jacqueline.
ICE has refused to release Maria Domingo Garcia even despite the clear humanitarian consequences that can come from baby Jacqueline not being breastfeed by her mother. Ray has now been on a mission to help Maria get released and be united with her daughter. And to also give more media attention to this issue as it just not affects families like Maria’s, but also for many others who have separated due to family separations at the border and deportations.
ICE has claimed that they had no knowledge of Maria breastfeeding and that Maria had never told them that she was. However, Maria after to have spoken with Abogado Ray claims that she was never asked by ICE officers if she was breastfeeding; and that they come in and out of where she is being held with no explanations or opportunities for conversations to ask about her situation. ICE has stated that they will continue to keep Maria detained as she never stated at the time of her arrest that she was breastfeeding.
Abogado Ray is committed to helping Maria as clearly ICE is incompetent to realize the grativity of Maria and her babies circumstances. Abogado Ray has taken Maria as a pro bono case just wanting to help a baby girl who is in desperate need of her mother. Abogado Ray hopes that he can get Maria out on bond to be able to fight her case in the courts and do justice for Maria and her family.
Nuestro Abogado Ray Ybarra Maldonado dio una entrevista con Univision Nacional el día del 19 de agosto sobre uno de sus clientes, María Domingo García. María fue detenida durante las redadas de ICE en Mississippi el 7 de agosto, que resulto en la redada de inmigrantes indocumentados mas grande de la historia del Estados Unidos. Desafortunadamente estas redadas fueron echas por la administración de el presidente Trump y dirigiéndose a trabajadores inmigrantes en lugar de los criminales que la administración supuestamente se iba enfocar.
María quien estuvo trabajando para su familia fue detenida y transportada a un centro de detención ciento de millas lejos de su familia en Luisiana. Trágicamente, María también es madre de 3 niños uno de 11 años, orto de 3 años, y un bebe de 4 meses. María todavía esta amamantando y no tiene acceso a su familia o al bebe. María ya debería de estar libre y con su familia por las circunstancias humanitarias que hay en su caso.
ICE ha dicho que, si hubieran sabido que la mama estaba amamantando, que la hubieran dejado ir, pero eso es mentira. ICE todavía la tienen detenida y la siguen procesando para poder deportarla a su país de origen. El Abogado Ray ha traído este caso a la atención de el publico para demostrar la injusticia y crueldad que hay en esta administración de Trump. El Abogado Ray esta determinado a ayudar a María y muchas mas familias como ella que están siendo abusado por el gobierno de el Estados Unidos, solo queriendo buscar una mejor vida para ellos y su familia.
A new report by the University of Syracuse just released an analysis that shows that only 2.8% of the 270,000 cases filed at immigration courts have “criminal activity” cited. This contradicts the statements made by thecurrent ICE director, Matthew Ablence who has stated that, “Approximately 90 percent of ERO’s administrative arrests in the interior of the country are of aliens that have prior criminal convictions, face pending criminal charges, are immigration fugitives or have been previously removed from the country and have illegally reentered.”
This concludes that the grand majority of people being detained and deported back to their native countries are not criminals, but everyday immigrants looking for opportunity. The ICE directors statements misleads congress and it mainly misleads the American people into believing that ICE is deporting criminals. When in fact they are deporting our neighbors, friends, and family with no real criminal history.
Our very own Abogado Ray, who is the leading immigration attorney at the firm has stated, “most people that are being detained and deported are gardeners, construction workers, and cooks”. The reason why the ICE report states that 90% of these people are “convicted criminal” is because they have entered the country illegally. However, other than that most immigrants that are deported have no other criminal background, and are sadly being labeled as dangerous and harmful.
A report by, The Washington Post and many other studies have found that illegal immigrants are far less likely to commit crimes than native born citizens. The majority of immigrants that come to the United States are only in search for a better life for themselves and their families. To avoid the hardships of poverty and violence they face in their country of origin.
Abogado Ray Ybarra Maldonado with DACAmented and undocumented students from the Immigrant Scholarship Hustle Program.
On July 16, Abogado Ray Ybarra Maldonado visited the Phoenix Coding Academy to speak with students from the Immigrant Scholarship Hustle Program. The Immigrant Scholarship Hustle is an intensive scholarship program for immigrant students in the State of Arizona.
Abogado Ray began with sharing his story on how immigration has impacted his life. He spoke about growing up in Douglas, Arizona and how the borderland was his playground, crossing to and from Mexico with little to no enforcement. However, in 1999 that changed as migrants from Mexico crossed at higher rates and white nationalist minutemen took action to stop them. Abogado Ray took action to record and photograph the minutemen who’s goals were to harass and demoralize migrant families from coming into the United States. He succeeded in protecting migrant families and began his first steps in the legal process.
He later spoke to students about attending ASU and Cochise Community College in Douglas, AZ on an athletic scholarship playing baseball. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Religious Studies he attended the prestigious Stanford Law School. Expressing to the students that despite living in a household that lived paycheck to paycheck and coming from a place with little resources. That it is our work ethic and our desire to succeed that will help us progress. Inspiring an entire room of students who may feel like they have little to look forward to.
Abogado Ray also informed the students about the history of DACA and the DREAM act. What each piece of legislation means and the requirements the students need to meet for each program. Ray also mentioned the different and most popular types of VISA’s that the students could possibly qualify for in the near future. The students took notes and were provided with resources by Ybarra Maldonado Law Group for them to keep and utilize. The students asked questions about their legal status and situations that may favor them to one day become legal residents. Ray also handed out books and a t-shirt to one lucky student who asked a remarkable question at the end of the presentation.
Abogado Ray hopes that his presentation and story has inspired and well informed the students to look towards the path of citizenship. Leaving the students with more information, tools, and resources than they may have previously had.
“Ask Juliana” is a video series starring our associate attorney, Juliana Manzanarez. Every week, Juliana will answer your immigration questions and explore different topics in immigration law and policy. Stay tuned! Don’t forget to subscribe!