Corazon En Esperanza

Corazon En Esperanza

by Jennifer Lawson - Zepeda


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781452851266
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 05/04/2010
Pages: 94
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.19(d)

About the Author

In October of 2009, after being held for three years in immigration detention for applying for asylum, Jennifer Lawson Zepeda's husband was deported before his Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals case was decided. Why the rush to suddenly remove him? Two corrupt I.C.E. agents involved in the case knew the decision was about to be overturned. He was rushed to the Florence Arizona processing center, where his wallet and the money Mrs. Lawson - Zepeda had provided him to seek a safe haven was removed by another I.C.E. agent at the deportation center before he was shipped on a plane to El Salvador where they believed he would be murdered. His case was not one of sneaking over the border. He had no criminal warrants out for his arrest. It was a case that involved the efforts of two I.C.E. agents who made a deal and lied, thereby endangering the lives of both Mrs. Lawson - Zepeda and her husband. The documents proving the robbery are clear. He has the papers showing the money was turned over to him at the San Diego Corrections Corporation of America facility and after being handcuffed during the entire flight and released to Salvadoran law officials, the money had disappeared. This practice is donw wirth great regularity to immigrants and is covered to protect unscrupulous Homeland Security employees and I.C.E. agents who help themselves to the monies provided by U.S. citizens for their families when deported.

In February 2010, Mr. Zepeda was detained and held incommunicado by the Sandinista cadre responsible for Immigration and Criminal Investigations of asylum applicants after he walked into the Managua office to extend his tourist visa and apply for asylum there. Mrs. Lawson - Zepeda spent over nine days contacting ACNUR (a Nicaraguan Human Rights Agency, UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner of Refugees), and the Salvadoran Embassy, earning his release. The Director of the DGME facility in Managua was investigated by ACNUR who entered the facility and took numerous photos of the conditions, noting that they were holding numerous immigrants from: Somalia, Ethiopia, Cuba, Peru, Mexico, Guatemala, Venezuela, and the U.S. for over a month incommunicado, violating human rights and demanding ransom to release each one. Mr. Zepeda was taken to the Honduran border, and released and he made it back to El Salvador, where they now live together. Although Mrs. Lawson - Zepeda reported this to the State Department, this report was too late to make it into the human rights report published in April for Nicaragua.

In November of 2010, her novel Anastasia and the Cuban will be published by Siren-Bookstrand.

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