(photos from right to left): Hilarion Warren Joseph, a decorated veteran of the 1990-91 Persian Gulf War and a lawful permanent resident, with his son, Japeri, who wears the jacket from Joseph’s US Army uniform. Evie Liu was trafficked into the United States when she was 18 years old. Melida Ruiz, a 52-year-old grandmother, photographed with her daughter, Mercedez Ruiz, and her grandson, Christopher.
President Barack Obama’s 2014 executive action on immigration protects millions of families in the US but leaves major rights concerns unaddressed. Obama and the Congress should act to end harsh treatment at the border, unnecessary detention, and unfair criminal penalties that tear families apart.