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Release Gregorio - Son has Down Syndrome and Daughter Suffers Mental Trauma!

On October 2012, Gregorio was checking in to his probation officer when ICE detained him. He was then transferred to Broward Immigration Prison. 

Gregorio is set to be deported in the coming days. Will you make a call to ICE to stop this?
Gregorio's family needs him terribly. His wife has diabetes, his son Jorge has Down Syndrome, and his daughter Maria has to see a therapist twice a week since he was detained.

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Call DC ICE - John Morton @ 202-732-3000 or 202-732-3100

Sample Script: “Hi, I am calling to urge ICE to release Gregorio Garcia Ramirez (A# 205-503-554) from Broward Transitional Center. Gregorio came to the US 18 years ago in search of a better life. He has 3 US citizen children who need him home; 13 year old Jorge has Down Syndrome and 11 year old Maria has to see a therapist twice a week since Gregorio was detained. Please stop Gregorio's deportation and release him immediately."

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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 of Gregorio Garcia Ramirez (A# 205-503-554) from the Broward Transitional Center and immediately stop his deportation.

Gregorio is originally from Mexico and came to the United States in 1995 in search of a better life. He settled in Florida with his wife and his 3 U.S. citizen children. On April 2010, Gregorio was unfairly accused of worker’s compensation fraud and on October 2012 he was detained by ICE while he was checking in with his probation officer. Gregorio has no other criminal history.

Gregorio’s children desperately need him back home to support and care for them. His wife has been struggling economically and emotionally since his arrest. She suffers from diabetes and was left alone to care for her three U.S. citizen children since Gregorio was detained. To make matters worse, 13 year-old Jorge, with Down Syndrome, requires special care and special education, 11 year-old Maria Elena was left traumatized after watching her dad taken away and now visits a therapist twice a week, and Yoreli who is only 8 years old frequently asks: “Mommy, why is daddy not coming back home?”

If deported, Gregorio will be separated from his wife and his three U.S. citizen children. He is the household breadwinner. Please don’t separate this family.

For each day Gregorio is detained, tax-payers are spending $130 for his detention. In total, tax-payers have spent close to $15,000 keeping Gregorio in immigration prison. According to the memo issued by John Morton, Gregorio is a low-priority case and should be released and granted a favorable exercise of prosecutorial discretion.

I urge you to release Gregorio Garcia Ramirez (A# 205-503-554) from Broward Transitional Center and call on ICE to immediately stop his deportation.

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