Another Low-Priority Deportation: Cesar Leon still not safe!
Cesar's Stay of Removal was rejected on July 18th. On July 19th ICE attempted to deport him, however Cesar refused to bard the plane. Cesar is back at the detention center, however he could be deported at any moment!
SIGN & Make a CALL
Washington D.C.: 202-224-3041
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"Hi, I am calling to ask the Senator to take a position on Cesar Leon's case (A# 088-006-762). Cesar was almost put on a plane on July 19th. Why won't the senator issue a letter of support for Cesar and support the Venezuelan community?"
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 Cesar Leon. The letter should specifically ask that Cesar's deportation be stopped and his request for discretion granted. The senator must take a position on Cesar's 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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To Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security, John Morton; and Secretary of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano, Senator Rubio:
I am writing to request that you take immediate action to stop the deportation of Cesar Leon (A# 088-006-762) and release him from Broward Transitional Center in Florida.
Cesar Leon's Stay of Removal was just rejected. He will be deported at any second.
On April 20, 2012, Cesar was picked up by ICE after his asylum petition was denied. He was held at Pinellas County Jail for two days before being transferred to the Broward Transitional Center in Florida, where he is currently being held. Despite being a low-priority case, Cesar is being told he could be deported any day now.
Cesar came to the United States, from Venezuela, in 1999 in search of a better life for his family. He is a hard-working father and is the main source of support, both emotionally and financially, for his sons and wife. Cesar applied for asylum because he fears political persecution in his home country. If deported, he fears that his safety and the safety of his family will be at serious risk.
Cesar wants nothing more than to continue to be a contributing member of his community in Dunedin, Florida. He has worked as a building manager and was a volunteer with the local Boy Scout troop. Cesar is loved and missed by his community, who pray for his immediate release. Cesar’s deportation will cause this family to be torn apart.
According to the memo issued by John Morton, Cesar is not a priority for deportation and should be granted favorable exercise of prosecutorial discretion. Cesar has no criminal record and has proven to be an outstanding member of his society. He has a family that depends on him, financially and emotionally, and wants him back home in Florida.
I urge you to release Cesar Leon from Broward Transitional Center and stop his deportation.