Local Stories

Is Chicago’s Father Landaverde facing jail time?

Is Chicago’s Father Landaverde facing jail time?

By Alejandra Herrera
Extra News

On the anniversary of the historic mass marches in Chicago, March 10, hundreds of people gathered together at Union Park to march against deportations at the first Senate Hearing regarding the new Legislation for Comprehensive Immigration Reform. Eleven were arrested, one of whom was Father Landaverde.

“We will march down Ogden and take Randolph to the Federal Building,” said Emma Lozano Pastor at Lincoln United Methodist Church. Upon arriving at the Federal Building they held a press conference, which marked the beginning of a 90-day campaign pressuring President Obama to stop deportations and to extend the DACA deferments to the parents of the dreamers.

“We have come a long way since those early marches – but still families are still being separated, children are still being left behind,” read a flyer at the event.

Father Landaverde led his people. The march was escorted by four municipal cars in the front and two in the back. The hundreds of marchers covered two blocks of Randolph, as they all walked together.

“[I am here today] because they want to deport my husband. My daughter died five years ago, she was a nurse for the troops. My son can’t go to college because he has to be the man of the house. My husband can’t work. If he does get deported I am going to dig up my daughter’s body and take her to Mexico,” said Olivia Segura.

“Obama listen! Obama listen! Obama listen!” screamed Father Jose S. Landaverde at the march for all his followers to hear. One day he was fighting for everyone and the next, March 11, he was fighting and asking the community to fight for him. Father Landaverde is likely to face six months in jail for allegedly protesting at the first Senate Hearing in favor of the families who are facing deportation.

“I was lobbying Janet Napolitano to stop the deportations of families when I was arrested for disrupting Congress,” explained Landaverde. “On March 19 we don’t know what’s going to happen. It’s very sad,” he said.

Father Landaverde’s next court day is scheduled for…

Finish reading Is Chicago's Father Landaverde facing jail time?

Click to add a comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

Local Stories

More in Local Stories

markel signed bill

Delaware’s governor signs law granting driving privileges to undocumented residents of the state

Latina ListaJuly 2, 2015
luisgonzalez_luchalibre

El Paso’s lucha libre fighter keeps famed Guerrero tradition alive

Latina ListaJuly 1, 2015
pres-and-old-black-and-white-photo

In CT, Borinqueneers honored with major thoroughfare but input left out of design for Congressional Gold Medal

Latina ListaJune 30, 2015
20141222_0092-1-copy-e1435254669268

Mission District’s Bolivian dance group celebrates 15 years

Latina ListaJune 29, 2015
544b55bccf868.image

U.S.-Mexico Border Wells Drying Up

Latina ListaJune 26, 2015
1743525_851156791635964_1258547508640946199_n

San Antonio artist establishes “M.A.S for the Masses

Latina ListaJune 25, 2015
Critics say one disadvantage of Structured English Immersion is that the only English speaker, the teacher, may have 20 students, which makes it hard for students to practice their English.

Federal court upholds Arizona’s process for teaching non-English speakers

Latina ListaJune 23, 2015
33688848_19ee6ca849_o

Latin American flags coming to streetlights in Chicago’s Humboldt Park

Latina ListaJune 22, 2015
Chicano Legacy 40 Anos

Campaign for ethnic studies in San Diego schools is getting results

Latina ListaJune 19, 2015