Father To Be Deported Despite Family's Efforts

(Willard, OH) A Huron County family is preparing to say goodbye to a husband, father and undocumented immigrant.

37-year old Jesus Lara Lopez of Willard is being deported despite having no criminal record, holding a job and paying taxes in the U.S. for 16 years. 

The father of four American citizen children came to the U.S. as a migrant farm worker, picking fruits and vegetables, and now works at a Pepperidge Farms food packaging plant.

Lopez's family, faith leaders and legal team fought to keep him in the U.S., even collecting 35-thousand signatures on a petition to keep his family intact. But he'll board a plane later today with a one-way ticket to his native Mexico.

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