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Saturday, September 30, 2017

Feds Deport Autism Dad

In The Politics of Autism, I explain how the issue connects with so many other issues.  Immigration is an example.

Federal authorities deported a Carlsbad man Thursday, despite local protests and support for his continued residence in the U.S 
Gaston Cazares was deported by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials under the president’s new administration's policies. 
Cazares moved to San Diego illegally when he was 17 and has been in the area for nearly 30 years. Cazares’ wife of 22 years, their teenage daughter and their son with autism now remain in Carlsbad without him. 
Cazares said the experience has been a nightmare. He is concerned for his family and how he will find a job to support them in Tijuana. 
He said his son has been “inconsolable” and does not even fully understand the situation, only that they cannot be together....
An activist group in San Diego has set up a YouCaring crowdfunding page for the Cazares family.