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Another Victim Facing Deportation: Free Oscar

On August 3rd, Oscar was going home from work when he was beat in the head with a hammer and robbed. He was rushed to the hospital and underwent a critical operation.

Even though Oscar suffers from painful headaches every day and his vision is blurry in the mornings, 
he has been detained at BTC since August 17th, 2012.

Doctors who care for Oscar said his headaches will not go away and that he needs urgent medical attention.


TAKE ACTION - MAKE A CALL:

Call ICE – John Morton @ 202-732-3000 or 202-732-3100

“Hi, I am calling to urge ICE to release Oscar Danilo Silva (A# 099-525-049) from Broward Transitional Center. Oscar was going home when he was beat with a hammer and robbed. He now suffers from painful headaches and blurred vision, doctors say he needs urgent medical care. Oscar is a low priority case and should be released 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 Oscar Danilo Silva (A# 099-525-049) from Broward Transitional Center and immediately stop his deportation.

On August 3rd, 2012, Oscar got off the train and was heading home from work when he was violently beat in the head with a hammer and robbed. He was rushed to the hospital where he underwent an operation and spent a week under intensive care. The hospital was proving Oscar financial support while he was recovering from the operation.

The hospital requested paperwork from the police, but when Oscar and his family went to get these forms on August 17th, he was arrested. He was arrested because his record showed a DUI charge from 5 years ago. Even though the DUI charge was closed and dropped, he has been detained at Broward Transitional Center away from his loved ones.

Even though doctors have checked on him and given him pills, Oscar suffers from headaches every day and his sight blurs in the mornings due to the attack he went through. The doctors who treat Oscar have said his headaches will last forever due to the assault and that he needs urgent medical attention.

Oscar came to the United States from Nicaragua in 2005 in order to provide for his family. He has children in Nicaragua who he supports financially. If Oscar is deported, he will be separated from his partner of 3 years who is a permanent resident of the United States and will not be able to support his children.

For each day Oscar is detained, tax-payers are spending $166 for his detention. Oscar has no criminal record and is suffering while in detention, now tax-payers have spent close to $15,000 keeping Oscar in immigration detention. According to the memo issued by John Morton, Oscar is a low-priority case and should be released and granted a favorable exercise of prosecutorial discretion.

I urge you to immediately release Oscar Danilo Silva from Broward Transitional Center and stop his deportation.

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