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Tell ICE: Don't Deport Martin!

Martin was mistaken for someone else and arrested by ICE. He spent time at Mira Loma Detention Center and is now facing deportation. Martin is a day laborer who leads his fellow day laborers by working with the Pomona Economic Opportunity Center and the National Day Laborer Organizing Network.

Please take action to stop Martin's deportation by making a phone call and sign the petition.

Make a Phone Call

Call ICE Director John Morton (202) 732-3000

Sample Script:
"Hi, I am calling to ask that the deportation of Martin Yepez (A# 074-389-241). Martin is an active member of his community in California. He was mistaken for someone else and is now facing deportation. Martin meets many of the factors in the Morton Memo and shouldn't be deported. Let Martin stay in the United States."

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The Petition

To Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security, John Morton; and Secretary of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano:

We, the undersigned, write to request that you take immediate action to stop the deportation of Martin Yepez (A# 074-389-241).

On March 24, Martin was mistaken for someone else and was detained by ICE during the national “Cross-Check” operation. Martin, a day laborer and leader in Rancho Cucamonga, was handcuffed, put into the car, and told he would be deported within a few hours. He was detained at Mira Loma Detention Center in Lancaster, CA until his community raised enough money to get him released. However, he still faces deportation and his next court date is scheduled for June 14th.

Martin lives in California and has never been in trouble with the police. He is an upstanding member of his community and an honorable man who leads his fellow day laborers with dignity and respect. He is active with the Pomona Economic Opportunity Center and the National Day Laborer Organizing Network. In 2008, he helped found the Fernando Pedraza Community Coalition. He is also an active member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church.

According to the memo issued by John Morton, Martin is not a priority for deportation and meets the factors to be granted a favorable exercise of Prosecutorial Discretion. Martin is committed to his work in a community who loves and supports him. Martin is a good person who deserves to remain in the United States with his family and friends.

We, the undersigned, urge you to stop the deportation of Martin Yepez (A# 074-389-241).

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