Thursday, March 28, 2019

ARGENTINA: Mother Deported - URGENT ACTION

Amnesty International, USA, March 27, 2019.

On 4 February, Vanessa G√≥mez Cueva, a Peruvian citizen with residence status in Argentina for over 15 years, was deported along with her two-year-old Argentinian son. 

She was forced to leave behind her two other children (aged 5 and 14), who are also Argentinian. She was not allowed to say goodbye. 

The deportation order was based on a criminal conviction, for which Vanessa had served a sentence in 2014. The National Migrations Office must reverse this order, which violates the rights of the children under national and international law and reunite Vanessa and her children.