Kansas City rally aims to block deportation of man

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From The Kansas City Star; read the full story here:


The United States deports undocumented immigrants every day, but few get petitions and a rally on their behalf.


Jesus Torres Salayandia, a former Johnson County Community College student, has gotten that support because his Belton church friends and neighbors say he’s the first undocumented student in their community, that they know of, to face deportation.

Salayandia, whose parents brought him to the U.S. without documentation when he was 6, has been ordered to leave the country by April 13.

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On Monday, about 50 people who want the 21-year-old Belton resident’s deportation stopped, gathered outside the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services field offices in the Northland.


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