ICE Retaliates Against Luis: Urinating Blood in Detention
1. Call Rep. Lofgren's D.C. office @ 202-225-3072
"Hi, I was calling to ask for your office to do everything to get the release of Luis de la Cruz (A#200-139-118). Yesterday, after filing a medical complaint, ICE retaliated by having him moved to a high-security center. Luis is urinating blood, he's been placed in a diaper 24/7 and is in pain. He should be receiving treatment, not locked up like an animal! Will your office take action for Luis?"
2. Call ICE HQ in D.C. @ 202-732-3000
"Hi, I was calling to ask for the immediate release of Luis de la Cruz (A#200-139-118). He is being held at the Krome immigration prison and is in intense pain. He is urinating blood. Why was he retaliated against for filing a medical complaint against your treatment of him? Let this man go!"
Luis de la Cruz has been detained since April 5th, 2012, for nothing more than unpaid parking tickets. Luis was once ordered deported in 2007, however he never left as he needed to provide for his family.
Luis has been a long-time business owner; he has had his own barber shop and has had to sell it in order for his family to survive in his absence. Luis has two young boys, 7 and 9, who dearly miss him.
Since November of 2012 Luis has been suffering with intense pain in his groin region. He has since developed a urinary infection, he is urinating blood and has been put on diapers 24/7. All of this has caused Luis immense physical and mental anguish; he has requested a therapist but has only been given antidepressants.
On January 15th at approx. 12:00pm a medical complaint was filed on behalf of Luis, within 2-hours of this complaint being filed Luis was notified he would be moved to a high-security prison.