[Los Angeles Times] 'You don’t love me anymore?': A son is separated from his father at the border, then comes a wrenching call

LAT-Hermelindo.jpegGuatemalan asylum seeker Hermelindo Che Coc, 31, with Father Tom Carey, Rev David Farley, and Rev Matthias Peterson-Brandt, left to right, as they pray outside the Los Angeles Federal Building prior to an hearing. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

On the day the government rushed to reunite dozens of families separated at the border, one immigrant father showed up to a federal appointment downtown fearful that he would be deported without his 6-year-old son.

Hermelindo Che Coc came from Guatemala in late May to seek asylum with his son, Jefferson Che Pop, his attorneys said. His son was taken from him with little explanation, he said, and sent to a shelter in New York.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials asked Che Coc on Tuesday morning to appear before an officer as part of his removal process.

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[Univisión] Juez ordena al gobierno de Trump que tiene 30 días para reunificar a menores separados de sus padres

(Univisión's Primer Impacto sought reaction from CLUE regarding a federal judge's order on June 27, 2018 telling the Trump administration to reunite asylum seeking families within 30 days.)


Según la orden de una corte federal los niños con menos de 5 años deben reunirse con sus padres en un plazo de 15 días, mientras que el resto de los menores lo haría en el transcurso de un mes.

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[KABC TV7] 25 arrested, including clergy, amid Jeff Sessions immigration protest in DTLA

(KABC TV7 coverage of CLUE's participation in a coalition on June 26, 2018 protesting the Trump administration's cruel treatment of immigrant families.)


About two dozen people were arrested at an immigration-policy protest as Attorney General Jeff Sessions spoke nearby at a Los Angeles hotel.

DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Arrests were made as hundreds of protesters gathered in downtown Los Angeles Tuesday ahead of a planned visit by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Twenty-five people were taken into custody after the peaceful organized protest was declared an unlawful assembly by Los Angeles police. Clergy were seen among those being arrested.

Crowds holding signs were given a five-minute warning to disperse by LAPD before the arrests took place, according to authorities. The protesters were cited and released.

Demonstrators in white clergy robes linked arms across the street and chanted "reunite," others waving signs that bore slogans, among them, "Stop separating families."

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[Univisión] Jeff Sessions visita Los Ángeles y lo reciben con protestas que terminan en el arresto de 25 religiosos

(Univision coverage of CLUE's participation in a coalition on June 26, 2018 protesting the Trump administration's cruel treatment of immigrant families.)


LOS ÁNGELES, California.– Al menos 25 líderes religiosos fueron arrestados en el centro de Los Ángeles este martes mientras protestaban por la visita del fiscal general, Jeff Sessions, quien en un evento con una organización de justicia penal aplaudió que la Suprema Corte de Justicia respaldara el veto migratorio del presidente Trump que prohíbe la entrada a Estados Unidos de personas provenientes de países de mayoría musulmana.

"Esta decisión es importante para garantizar que continúe la autoridad del presidente Trump y de los futuros presidentes, para proteger a los estadounidenses", expresó Sessions sobre dicha medida en un desayuno en el hotel Millennium Biltmore.


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[KTLA TV5] 25 Immigration Activists Arrested as They Protest AG Sessions Visit in Downtown L.A.

(KTLA TV5 coverage of CLUE's participation in a coalition on June 26, 2018 protesting the Trump administration's cruel treatment of immigrant families.)


More than two dozen immigration activists were arrested as they gathered outside a federal courthouse in downtown Los Angeles Tuesday morning during a planned visit by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

The protest drew a crowd of over 200 people outside U.S. Attorney's Office building on Spring Street, just south of the 101 Freeway, beginning around 8 a.m. Protestors chanted slogans of solidarity in Spanish and shouted, "Shame on Sessions."

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