Hundreds of immigrants are being deported every day, and have been for years, but the impact hits home when it happens to one of your own.
Over the last two weeks, my union, the Teamsters, watched as one of our long-serving members was taken from his family and deported. The experience was a wakeup call that deportation can happen to any of our immigrant members or neighbors.
In just 13 days, the family that Teamster member Eber Garcia Vasquez labored to build and support over three decades was ripped apart.
Eber’s case highlights the ruthlessness of this new era of deportations. White House officials portray those being deported as dangerous criminals, and distribute a stream of press releases highlighting the rare cases that fit that stereotype.http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/long-island-teamster-deportation-wakeup-call...