For so many immigrants living in the Los Angeles area, the fear of deportation is a real thing that they have to live with every day of their life. This fear may be for themselves or for a close family member or friend. It is something that can affect every aspect of their lives.

One 20-year-old woman is fighting for her father to stay in the country with her and her two sisters, the youngest of which is eight. She argues that if he is deported, he won’t be able to see his children grow up.

The married man landed on the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s radar after he was pulled over for a routine traffic stop in 2012. Even though the traffic violation charges were dropped, he was still transported to a detainment facility and is faced with the possibility of deportation.

The man’s daughter participated with other community leaders in Washington, D.C. to speak out against her father’s deportation. They also protested another father’s deportation. That man has a five-year-old who is a citizen of the U.S. Their goal is for members of congress to put a stop to deportations and allow immigrants a path to legalized status and citizenship.

If you or a loved one is facing deportation, it is a good idea to contact an immigration attorney. Doing so can mean the difference between remaining in the country and being forced to leave. A lawyer who is experienced with immigration law can fight for your cause and work to ensure that your or your loved one’s interests are protected.

Source: NBC Latino, “DREAMer pleads against dad’s deportation; groups announce major immigration events,” Nina Terrero, Sep. 16, 2013