Wednesday, May 20, 2009

News Articles on Roxroy Salmon

Jamaican National, Roxroy Salmon, Seeks Discretionary Relief from Deportation
By Donna Lamb, Greenwich Village Gazette
January 31, 2009

Undeterred by the bone chilling weather, on Jan. 27, about thirty religious leaders congregants and community activists gathered in front of 26 Federal Plaza in Manhattan to urge Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Field Office Director, Christopher Shanahan, to grant Roxroy Salmon (above with grandson Elijah) discretionary relief from deportation.

For Roxroy Salmon, a 52-year-old Brooklyn father and grandfather, is facing removal proceedings back to Jamaica because of minor drug convictions from over 20 years ago – never mind the fact that he went on to live an exemplary life in this country for the past thirty years while raising his four US-born citizen children. [...]

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Jamaican fights to stay with his kids in a country he calls home
By Karen Yi, Caribbean Net News
December 4, 2008

NEW YORK, USA: For 30 years he has called America his home. The place where his four children were born and raised. The land where his family and friends reside. The country that still embraces his dreams of a better future. And now, for Jamaican immigrant Roxroy Salmon, the idea of “home” could change. Salmon faces deportation, as immigration officials and community advocates debate whether he belongs here, or back in Jamaica.

Since 2007, Salmon, 52, has been fighting to stay in this country and remain with his family. “I deserve the right, like any other man to be in this country,” says Salmon, who has four children, all American citizens along with an American citizen common-law wife. He has been here for 30 years. [...]

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Deportation hitting home for family of Jamaican immigrant
By Sam Marques, Marisa Sylvester, Princess Weeks, New York Daily News
July 22nd 2008

Twelve-year-old Elijah Salmon could lose his father Tuesday.

Roxroy Salmon, Elijah's father, will be in U.S. Immigration Court to hear whether he will be deported back to his homeland, Jamaica.

If that happens, he will leave behind Elijah, his daughters Natasha, 18, and Nyasia, 15, and his 4-month-old granddaughter, London.

"I don't want my father to be deported," said Elijah. "I don't think that's right that he can be taken away from me."

Elijah's situation is not exceptional. An increasing number of children have been separated from their parents due to controversial national immigration policies. [...]

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1 comment:

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This is a terrible situation for Roxroy Salmon. I can't believe he is being looked at for a drug charge after 20 years. He has children and a great background besides that. He should look into a specific type of work visa.