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Another Low-Priority Deportation: 3 Year Old Cries For His Dad To Come Home

Miguel Angel has been in detention since April. He has a U.S. citizen son and a wife who he provides for and have been having difficulties making ends meet since his arrest. Miguel Angel’s 3 year old son constantly cries begging for his father to come home.

Miguel Angel is a low priority case, and deserves to be with his 3 year old son and his wife. Let’s help Miguel Angel be able to reunite with his family.

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Call ICE – John Morton @ 202.732.3000

Sample Script: “I am calling to ask that you release Miguel Angel Salinas (A# 200-823-428) from Broward Transitional Center. Miguel Angel is the main provider for his 3 year old U.S. citizen son and his wife who has been unable to work due to health conditions their son suffers. His son constantly cries begging for his dad to come home. Miguel Angel 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 Miguel Angel Salinas (A# 200-823-428) from Broward Transitional Center. I urge you to release and immediately stop the deportation of Miguel Angel and make it possible for him to be reunited with his wife and 3 year old son.

In 2010, Miguel Angel was stopped by the police while on his way to the pharmacy to buy medicine for his wife to treat her migraines. He was detained and then deported to El Salvador. Miguel Angel feared for his safety in El Salvador and couldn’t bear to be separated from his son and wife, so he decided to come back to continue to provide for them in 2011. Soon after his arrival, Miguel was a victim of a violent attack by a group of guys who were targeting someone else. He also suffers from migraines and bad eyesight.

On April 8th, as he was driving back from work, Miguel Angel was once again stopped by the police and then detained by immigration. Despite being a low-priority case, he sent to Broward Transitional Center where he is still being held today. The past 3 months since Miguel Angel’s arrest have been very difficult for his wife and son. His wife in unable to work because she has to care for her son due to constant ear infections he suffers from. His son has become very quiet and nervous ever since his father’s arrest. He constantly cries and begging for his father to come home.

Miguel Angel arrived to the United States in 2004 escaping persecution and violence coming from street gangs in El Salvador. Not only did he come to this country looking for safety, but he also came to this country looking for work in order to provide a safe home for his mom in El Salvador.

For each day Miguel Angel is detained tax-payers are spending $166 for his detention. Miguel Angel’s detention has cost tax-payers over $11,600 just to keep him at Broward Transitional Center. According to the memo issued by John Morton, Miguel Angel is a low-priority case and should be released and granted favorable exercise of prosecutorial discretion. If Miguel Angel were to be deported, not only would his wife and son suffer emotional and economic hardships, but he would also not be able to send money to El Salvador and provide a safe home for his mother.

I urge you to release Miguel Angel Salinas (A# 200-823-428) from Broward Transitional Center and call on ICE to stop his deportation.

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