2019-11-05 12:56:11

Tania Romero's Son Fights To Halt Her Deportation

Tania Romero, an undocumented mother from Honduras and survivor of stage IV cancer, is fighting to remain in the United States with her four children.

Two months ago, Romero was imprisoned by Immigration and Customs Enforcement at the privately-owned Irwin County Detention Center in Georgia, interrupting her life-saving medical treatments.

In mid-August, Romero was pulled over for a minor traffic infraction and arrested for not having a driver’s license. Tania Romero’s attorney requested a stay of deportation on humanitarian grounds because of her fragile health, but it was denied in September.

Her son, Cristian Padilla Romero, is organizing against her deportation, with a petition demanding his mother’s release with over 30,000 signatures.

Democracy Now! speaks with Cristian Padilla Romero, a Ph.D. student in Latin American history at Yale University and a Honduran immigrant with DACA status.

Amy Goodman Cristian Padilla Romero DACA Democracy Now! Free Speech TV Georgia ICE Tania Romero Undocumented Immigrant Yale University

Health

Rising Up With Sonali

Did Kansas Prove Ballot Measures Can Restore Abortion Rights?

Did Kansas Prove Ballot Measures Can Restore Abortion Rights?

The Aware Show With Lisa Garr

Are Dreams Windows to the Soul?

Are Dreams Windows to the Soul?

The Stephanie Miller Show

The Pact Act and Trump's Missing Messages

The Pact Act and Trump's Missing Messages

Rising Up With Sonali

The Future of the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Future of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Democracy Now!

After a Year of Taliban Control, "Women and Girls of Afghanistan Have Lost Their Right to Be Human"

After a Year of Taliban Control, "Women and Girls of Afghanistan Have Lost Their Right to Be Human"

Democracy Now!

Afghanistan: The Taliban Cracks Down on Women's Rights as U.S. Sanctions Worsen Humanitarian Crisis

Afghanistan: The Taliban Cracks Down on Women's Rights as U.S. Sanctions Worsen Humanitarian Crisis

Democracy Now!

As Rent Soars & Evictions Spike, Will Biden Address Housing Crisis with Same Urgency as Gas Prices?

As Rent Soars & Evictions Spike, Will Biden Address Housing Crisis with Same Urgency as Gas Prices?

Rising Up With Sonali

Did Kansas Prove Ballot Measures Can Restore Abortion Rights?

Did Kansas Prove Ballot Measures Can Restore Abortion Rights?

Related

Democracy Now!

"Will We Become Our Enemy?": After Salman Rushdie Assassination Attempt, See Rare Address

"Will We Become Our Enemy?": After Salman Rushdie Assassination Attempt, See Rare Address

Democracy Now!

After a Year of Taliban Control, "Women and Girls of Afghanistan Have Lost Their Right to Be Human"

After a Year of Taliban Control, "Women and Girls of Afghanistan Have Lost Their Right to Be Human"

Democracy Now!

Top U.S. & World Headlines — August 15, 2022

Top U.S. & World Headlines — August 15, 2022

The David Pakman Show

Lindsey Graham Didn't Show Up to His Court Appearance

Lindsey Graham Didn't Show Up to His Court Appearance

Proud Partners