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Daughter attempted suicide. Reunite Carlos with his family!

Carlos has been in detention since May 9th. His youngest daughter who was victim of sexual abuse has been unable to attend her therapies and his oldest daughter attempted suicide because of the stress and difficulties the family has been facing.

Carlos’ only hope is for Sen. Nelson / Sen. Rubio to intervene.

Senator Rubio and Nelson are the ONLY ones who can help: SIGN & Make a CALL

Senator Rubio

Washington D.C.: 202-224-3041
Orlando: 407-254-2573

Senator Nelson:

Washington D.C.: 202-224-5274
Orlando: 407-872-7161

"Hi, I am calling to ask the Senator to take a position on Carlos Castaneda’s case. Carlos’ youngest daughter was the victim of sexual abuse and his oldest daughter attempted suicide because of the stress brought by her dad’s detention. Why won’t the senator take a position on his case and issue a letter of support?”

If Rubio or Nelson's Office Tells You . . .

If Rubio or Nelson's office tells you 'we are working with the family tell them you just heard from DreamActivist.org that they are not! Tell them you KNOW Obama can fix this, but Rubio and Nelson can ALSO fix this. Don't let Rubio and Nelson off the hook.

What Senators can do:

1. Issue a letter, signed by the Senator, in support of Carlos. The letter should specifically ask that Carlos' deportation be stopped and his request for discretion granted. The senator must take a position on Carlos' case.

2. Call John Morton, the director of ICE, directly and ask that he use his discretion. Senators in many previous cases have made this call.

3. Issue a private bill. Any senator can sponsor a private bill and as soon as one is issued it will put a hold on any deportation for the remainder of the congressional session.

If the office tells you anything different then push them to do the above. They have the power to do it, but are refusing to do it.

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The Petition

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

I am writing to call for the immediate release Carlos Castaneda (A#) , from Broward Transitional Center in Florida and urge that you take immediate action to stop his deportation. 

Carlos came to the United States in 2000 escaping persecutions and violence in Columbia and to be able to provide a better life for his 2 daughters. Once in the United States he applied for political asylum but his application was denied. As a result of this, Carlos was issued an order of deportation. Because he had the need to keep providing for his daughters and he could not bear to be separated from them, Carlos remained in the country.

On May the 9th, the family was moving to their new home. Carlos was on his way back from dropping off the family’s belongings to their new home when he was stopped by the police. Carlos was then taken to the Broward Transitional Center where he is still detained now.

The past 2 months since Carlos’ arrest have been very challenging and stressful for his 2 daughters and his U.S. citizen wife. Since Carlos is the main provider of his family, his wife has had difficulties paying for rent and other utilities. His youngest daughter was sexually abused and since his arrest she has been unable to attend her therapy session. Because of all these difficulties, his oldest daughter attempted suicide because she saw no other way out of this frustrating situation.

According to the memo issued by John Morton, Carlos is a low-priority case and should be granted favorable exercise of prosecutorial discretion. Carlos is a loving and caring husband who deserves to be by his 2 daughters who need him by their side. He has no criminal record and is the main provider for his family.

I urge you to release Carlos Castaneda (A#) , from Broward Transitional Center in Florida and urge that you take immediate action to stop his deportation.

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