Two Brothers Murdered: Julio's Life is at Risk. Don't Deport Him!
update (8/20/12 @ 4:10pm) -- URGENT: JULIO IS BEING MOVED RIGHT NOW!! CALL CALL CALL CALL
Senator Nelson is the ONLY person who can help Julio and yet, despite being a democrat, he is refusing to help my friend. I need your help, will you make a phone call to Senator Nelson an demand that he take action to stop Julio's deportation? Call Senator Nelson: "Why won't you support Julio?"
Washington D.C.: 202-224-5274
Tampa: 813- 225-7040
"Hi, I was calling regarding the case of Julio Blanco (A#205-344-735). He is a low-priority case and the Senator is the only one who can stop his deportation. Why is the Senator not taking any action? Has the Senator called John Morton directly? Deporting Julio is in violation of the low-priority memo issued by ICE. Why is the Senator allowing for this to happen?"
If the office tells you they are working with the family let them know they aren't doing enough. Tell them just forwarding a message to ICE is not enough. Ask them: "Has the Senator called John Morton directly himself?"
Do not let them off the hook.
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To Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security, John Morton; and Secretary of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano:
I am writing to call for the immediate release of Julio Pineda Blanco (A# 205-344-735) from Broward Transitional Center in Florida and urge that you take immediate action to stop his deportation.
On April 25th, 2012, Julio was driving to work when he was racially profiled and pulled over by a police offer who demanded to see his driver's license. Being undocumented, Julio had been driving without a license in order to be able to continue arriving to his work place. When Julio was unable to produce his license, the police officer took Julio into custody and sent him to Broward Transitional Center where he has been for over 3 months.
Julio arrived in the United States seven years ago. He fled Mexico as a 22-year-old to escape extreme violence. After his brother and brother-in-law had been killed during bouts of severe violence, Julio had received many death threats. Upon realizing that he had virtually no protection in Mexico, Julio left Mexico for America in order to have a chance at living. For the past seven years, Julio has worked both as a restaurant worker and a mechanic in order to feed his family. He dreams of opening his own business and has been a law-abiding tax-payer.
Although Julio has paid thousands of dollars in taxes to Florida annually, tax-payers are currently spending $166 for every day Julio spends in detention. After three month of being detained, tax-payers have now spent $15,000 keeping Julio in detention.
According to the memo issued by John Morton, Julio is a low-priority case and should be granted favorable exercise of prosecutorial discretion. He has no criminal record and instead is the victim of racial profiling. Julio is lucky to have survived severe violence in Mexico and fears going back. He does not know how he will be able to survive if he is sent back.
I urge you to release Julio Pineda Blanco from Broward Transitional Center and call on ICE to stop his deportation.