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Another Low-Priority Deportation: DREAMer Hugo Detained for 6 Months!

Hugo, a DREAMer, has been detained at Broward Transitional Center since January, away from his 6 year old daughter and family. Hugo's daughter cries every day and asks for her dad to come home.

President Obama said DREAMers will no longer be deported. If this is true, why is Hugo still detained? Tax-payers have already spent over $29,000 keeping Hugo away from his family. Why?

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Sample Script: “Hi, I am calling to ask that DREAMer Hugo Olvera (A# 205-344-525) be released from Broward Transitional Center and stop his deportation. Hugo has a 6 year old daughter who constantly cries asking for her dad. President Obama said DREAM Act youth will no longer be deported. Why is Hugo still detained? Release him from BTC 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 DREAM Act youth Hugo Armando Sanchez Olvera (A# 205-344-525) from Broward Transitional Center and urge you to immediately stop his deportation so he can be reunited with his 6 year old daughter.

In January 2012, Hugo was driving home to his 6-year-old daughter when he was stopped by a police officer. The officer arrested Hugo for driving without a license, separating him from his daughter and family. Despite being a low-priority case and a DREAMer, Hugo was still transferred to Broward Transitional Center where he has been for the past 6 months. President Obama said DREAMers will no longer be deported. Why is Hugo still detained?

Hugo came to the United States in 1997 when he was only 12 years old. Hugo’s mother brought him to this country so that he could have better opportunities in achieving his dreams. He is now 28 years old and his goal is to study arts and architecture in college. He has had to put his dream of continuing his education on hold in order to provide for his family and his young daughter. Hugo’s daughter cries constantly and asks for her dad every single day.

Hugo’s 18 year old brother suffers from muscular dystrophy and is unable to walk. Hugo works to financially provide for his mother and his young brother, in addition to provide for his 6 year old daughter who is emotionally distressed over her dad’s detention. Hugo’s daughter is in first grade and often cries during class thinking of her dad.

Hugo is a DREAM Act eligible youth and, according to the new memo by DHS, should be released from detention immediately and granted deferred action. For each day Hugo is detained, tax-payers are spending $166 for his detention. Hugo’s driving without a license ticket was no more than a few hundred dollars and now tax-payers have spent over $29,000 keeping Hugo in detention.

I urge you to release Hugo Armando Sanchez Olvera (A# 205-344-525) from Broward Transitional Center and immediately stop his deportation.

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