Another Low-Priority Deportation: Juan Will Be Killed If Deported.
Juan has been detained at Broward Transitional Center since June 5th. He was in the process of moving to Florida to provide for his family, who he hasn't seen in over a month. Juan has a U.S. citizen fiancee and a one year old baby who needs him home.
Juan escaped Honduras after being threatened by a gang. He fears he will be killed if he's deported. Juan is a low priority case and should be released immediately.
For each day that Juan is being detained inside Broward Transitional Center, tax-payers spend $166 per day. His dentention has cost about $7,500!
TAKE ACTION - MAKE A CALL:
Call ICE – John Morton @ 202-732-3000 or 202-732-3100
Sample Script: “I am calling to ask that you release Juan Alberto Bonilla (A# 2051-280-576) from Broward Transitional Center and stop his deportation. Juan escaped from a gang in Honduras that threatened to kill him and has lived in the U.S. for 12 years. Juan has a one year old baby with his U.S. citizen fiancee. He is a low priority case and should be released from BTC immediately."
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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 Juan Alberto Bonilla (A# 2051-280-576) from Broward Transitional Center and urge you to take action immediately to stop his deportation.
On June 5th, Juan was detained by ICE while on his drive from Arkansas to Florida. Juan was in the process of moving to Florida to work and continue to provide for his family, including his one year old U.S. citizen baby and U.S. citizen fiancée. Despite being a low-priority case, Juan has been detained at Broward Transitional Center and faces deportation back to Honduras, a country he fled after being threatened by gangs.
Juan came to the United States when he was only 16 years old to escape from a gang that had threatened him and was after him. If Juan is deported, it is very likely that the gang that had threatened him will look for him and do him harm. In fact, Juan is terrified to return to Honduras and fears he will be killed if he is forced to go back. Juan’s deportation will not only affect him but it will leave his one year old son without a father and force his fiancée to raise their baby on her own.
Juan has been living in Arkansas and Florida since 2000 and, at 28 years old, he has built a life for himself in this country. Juan is the proud father of a beautiful one year old U.S. citizen baby with his fiancée, who he hasn’t seen since he’s been detained. Juan also has 3 U.S. born siblings who also depend on Juan for emotional and financial support. Juan’s deportation will not only endanger his life, but it will also be devastating for his entire family.
According to the memo issued to John Morton, Juan is a low-priority case and should be granted favorable exercise of prosecutorial discretion. Juan has no criminal record, other than minor traffic violations. He is a great father and husband who wishes nothing more than to be released so he can continue to provide for his family. Juan fears going back to Honduras and his deportation is an issue of life or death. Please return Juan to his family in Florida.
I urge you to release Juan Alberto Bonilla from Broward Transitional Center and ask that you stop his deportation.