Ann Arbor mom’s forced goodbye

. October 1, 2017.
LOURDES SALAZAR BAUTISTA (SECOND-FROM-LEFT).   CREDIT: THE QUINTANA SALAZAR FAMILY
LOURDES SALAZAR BAUTISTA (SECOND-FROM-LEFT). CREDIT: THE QUINTANA SALAZAR FAMILY

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,
visit youcaring.com/lourdessalazar-885526

  • Dave

    You say she was a single mother with no criminal record. She became a criminal 20 years ago when she made the stupid decision to put her family at risk and enter this country illegally.