Respected local family loses protected status due to Trump policy change

  • [photo by Patric Hedlund, The Mountain Enterprise]

    [photo by Patric Hedlund, The Mountain Enterprise]

By Patric Hedlund, TME

An inspiring local family that has been among the most energetic volunteers supporting all the schools of El Tejon Unified School District, Our Lady of the Snows Church, AYSO and children’s events year-round may be forced to leave this community which has been their home for over 14 years. An end to ‘Temporary Protected Status’ (TPS) for Salvadorans here legally was announced by President Donald J. Trump’s administration early Monday morning, Jan. 8.

Armida Calderon is a realtor at Mountain Properties in Frazier Park. Her husband was a commercial pilot in El Salvador who now works as an electrician in the United States.

In 2001 the young couple was on a U.S. vacation with their two small children (one an infant, the other 3 years old) when two devastating earthquakes struck El Salvador, followed by a…

Photo captions:

Maria Calderon and Jeff Zimmerman photographing the FMHS Falcon Homecoming this school year.

Helping Frazier Park Library with Trunk or Treat last Halloween

Former FFA President Adriana is a Frazier Mountain H.S. graduate

Above: Maria, Valeria and Andrea Calderon playing with the AYSO Chicas, Crazy 8s and The Storm in August 2015. Adriana Calderon was a champion FMHS Falcon soccer player.

Armida Calderon (at left) in a prayer circle in 2015 with friends from Our Lady of the Snows. The group of local women met each morning.

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This is part of the January 12, 2018 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.

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