Deported: another low-priority deportation. Obama lies.
Leobardo has been detained at Broward Transitional Center since January 25 for driving with an expired license. He has now been told that he must leave the country by August 6th!
Leobardo is a low-priority case and should be released from BTC immediately. For each day Leobardo is detained inside Broward Transitional Center, tax-payers are giving the GEO company $166 a day. Holding him there has cost tax payers over $33,000!
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Sample Script: “Hi, I am calling to ask that you release Leobardo Ocampo Benitez (A# 205-128-084) from Broward Transitional Center and stop his deportation. Leobardo has been living in the US for 13 years, yet he has spent the last 6 months in detention. Leobardo is a low-priority case and should be released immediately."
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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 Leobardo Ocampo Benitez (A# 205-128-084) from Broward Transitional Center in Florida and urge you to immediately stop his deportation.
On January 10th, Leobardo was driving looking for work when a police officer pulled him over and asked him for his driver’s license. When the officer saw that Leobardo had an expired driver’s license, he arrested him and took him to Lake County Jail where he was kept for 15 days with an ICE hold. Leobardo was picked up by ICE and transferred to Broward Transitional Center where he has been for the past 6 months. Despite being a low-priority case, Leobardo has been told he must leave the country by August 6th, 2012.
Leobardo came to the United States seeking a better life for himself, when he was only 18 years old. He is currently 31 years old and has been living in Deland, Florida for the past 13 years of his life. Leobardo has been with his fiancée for the past 6 years and, if he’s deported, he will be separated from her and the rest of his family. Leobardo is a good person and has no criminal record. He should be released from detention so he can be reunited with his family.
For each day Leobardo is detained, tax-payers are spending $166 for his detention. Leobardo’s penalty for driving with an expired driver’s license was no more than a few hundred dollars and now tax-payers have spent over $29,800 keeping him in detention. According to the memo issued by John Morton, Leobardo is a low-priority case and should be granted favorable exercise of prosecutorial discretion.
I urge you to release Leobardo Ocampo Benitez from Broward Transitional Center and stop his deportation.