U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) cancelled the deportation order for Karla Gaerlan, an undocumented immigrant from the Philippines, following hundreds of emails and phone calls from community members and a protest/press conference this morning.
ICE had scheduled Karla’s deportation this Sunday – Father’s Day.
Thad Schmierer, Karla’s husband, is a member of the U.S. Army. Karla and Thad have a nine-month-old baby boy.
Also, earlier today, eight members of the House of Representatives joined immigrant rights organizations calling for a halt to deportations while immigration reform moves through Congress.