Lourdes Salazar Bautista lived in Ann Arbor for 20 years, but the mother of three U.S. citizens was detained in July by ICE (Immigrations and Customs Enforcement). Despite rallies, community support, and Ann Arbor City Council voting unanimously to approve a resolution asking the federal government for a stay of deportation, Salazar Bautista was forced to go back to Mexico. The deportation of the single mother with no criminal record left a 13-year-old boy and 15-year-old girl without a parent or legal guardian. Salazar Bautista’s eldest daughter, a 19-year-old, sophomore at Michigan State University, is now responsible for the children. In 2010, Bautista’s husband was deported.
To help support Lourdes and her family,