ICE Denies Emergency Surgery: Stop Miguel's Deportation
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Sample Script: "Sample Script: "Hi, I was calling to ask that you take action and stop the deportaion of Miguel Castillo (A# 043-914-047). Miguel has diabetes that was un-treated in detention; he now needs emergency eye surgery. Instead of giving the surgery ICE is going to deport him this Friday. Miguel was detained while moving cars at work (mechanic); he is a low-priority. Let Miguel go!”
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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 Miguel Castillo-Santos (A# 043-914-047) from Broward Transitional Center. Miguel is in need of urgent medical surgery as a result of his worsening diabetes while detained. ICE is refusing to treat Miguel because they plan on deporting him any day now!
On January 3rd, Miguel was at work at a mechanic shop. He was trying to move a car when a police officer approached him and asked for his driver license. Miguel told him he did not have one and that he was only moving the car inside the garage to work on it. The police officer proceeded to arrest him and charge him with driving while license suspended. Although he is a low-priority case, Miguel has now been detained at Broward Transitional Center for ten months for nothing more than working to sustain his family.
Miguel came to the United States, from Ecuador, in 1990. He came here to look for a better life and provide for his family in Ecuador. Miguel developed diabetes in 2000 and since then has been receiving treatment for it. While in detention, Miguel's diabetes only got worse. His vision began deteriorating to the point that his doctor recommended he get emergency eye surgery. BTC is neglecting Miguel by refusing to provide the surgery and instead plans on deporting Miguel to Ecuador on Friday.
For each day Miguel is detained, tax-payers are spending $166 per day for his detention. Miguel was detained while working hard to sustain his family, yet now tax-payers have spent nearly $50,000 keeping Miguel in detention. According to the memo issued by John Morton, Miguel is a low-priority case and should be released and granted a favorable exercise of prosecutorial discretion.
I urge you to immediately release Miguel Castillo from Broward Transitional Center and stop his deportation.