Another Low-priority deportation: Detained dropping off 11 year-old disabled son at school!
On April 26th, 2012 Felipe Trejo Garcia was detained after dropping off his eleven year old disabled son at school. The police didn't give him a reason for stopping him and Felipe has now been detained for 3 months!
Felipe is a low-priority deportation and should be released immediately so he can continue to provide for his children and family. Tax-payers have now spent over $15,000 keeping a loving and hard-working father detained. Why?
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To Secretary Napolitano and Assistant Secretary John Morton:
I am writing to call for the immediate release of Felipe Trejo Garcia (A# 205-128-400) from Broward Transitional Center and urge you to immediately stop his deportation
On April 26th, 2012 Felipe Trejo Garcia was detained after dropping off his handicapped son at school. As Felipe drove away from the school’s parking lot, a cop stopped Felipe without giving him a reason. The cop proceeded to call ICE. Felipe and his wife learned the devastating news that their son was disabled when their child was only six months old. Their now eleven year old son had recently received surgery and was unable to ride the school bus that morning and, therefore, needed to be driven to school. Despite being a low-priority case, Felipe was transferred to Broward Transitional Center where he has been ever since.
Felipe’s son knows what happened that morning and constantly asks about his father. His family misses him and wants him back home, where he belongs. Alberta, his wife, now needs to take care of their disabled eleven year old as well as their other two younger children, aged ten and four. The children need their father, especially the eleven year old. Not only do Felipe’s wife and kids rely on him for financial support but Felipe’s own mother needs him as well. He takes his mom to the hospital and buys her food. She suffers from heart problems, high blood pressure, and osteoporosis to her bones on her legs.
Felipe came to the United States in 1999 when he was 27 years old. He has attempted to legalize his status but his lawyer has only obtained a work permit for Felipe. Felipe has no criminal record and is a very hardworking, loving family man. He has now been in detention for three months. His birthday is approaching on August 30th and he will be turning 40. His family needs him and would love to spend his birthday celebrating with him.
For each day Felipe is detained, tax-payers are spending $166 for his detention. Felipe was arrested for no reason and now tax-payers have spent over $15,000 keeping Felipe in detention. According to the memo issued by John Morton, Felipe is a low-priority case and should be granted favorable exercise of prosecutorial discretion. Felipe sits in a detention center today, wondering when he will see his loved ones again and in fear that his disabled son and sick mother will not have the money they need for their trips to the doctor.
I urge you to release Felipe Trejo Garcia (A# 205-128-400) from Broward Transitional Center and stop his deportation.