Photo: Josie Molina and Tenn Rep DesJarlais
Josie Molina is one brave 11-year-old. She stood in front of over 200 people and asked Representative Scott DesJarlais what could be done to prevent her father from being deported. As Josie fights to keep her family together, Desjarlais and other obstructionist politicians refuse to fix an immigration system that separates over 1,000 families a day. Watch DesJarlais’s callous response below.
What you don’t see is a group of over 90 Rutherford County residents behind Josie who showed up to urge DesJarlais, their representative in Congress, to support common-sense immigration reform. To them, DesJarlais needs to have a better answer. TIRRC has been organizing grassroots community members across the state for over a decade, because all Americans deserve an immigration system that upholds our values and keeps families together.