Stop DREAMer Sofronio's Friday, July 27th Deportation!
Sofronio has been living in Florida since he was 12 years old, he was pulled over for driving without a license and has been detained since May 26, 2012. We've brought Sofronio's case to the attention of the public advocate already and have not heard back as to why they won't stop his deportation as promised under the new memo.
Now we need your help, please make a call to Senators Rubio and Nelson asking for them to intervene in Sofronio's deportation. We have until 5pm EST to take action as his plane leaves at 7:00 am!
"Hi, I was calling to ask that the senator intervene and help stop Sofronio Garcia's (A#095-488-327) Friday deportation. He is a DREAMer and lives in Florida with his wife and child. Will the Senator help Sofronio?"
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To Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security, John Morton; and Secretary of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano, Senators Rubio and Nelson:
I am writing to call for the immediate release DREAM Act youth Sofronio Garcia (A# 095-488-327) from Broward Transitional Center and urge you to immediately take action to stop his deportation per the new June 15th DHS memo. Sofronio is scheduled to be deported on July 27th, at 7:00am!
On May 16th, Sofronio was driving when he was pulled over by a police officer and arrested for driving without a license. Despite being DREAM Act eligible, Sofronio was transferred to Broward Transitional Center where he has been for over two months. President Obama has said that, as of June 15, DREAMers will no longer be detained or deported. If this is true, why is Sofronio set to be deported tomorrow, July 27th?
Sofronio was brought to the United States when he was only 11 years old. He attended high school in Texas and had dreams of obtaining his high school diploma, but was unable to do so due to a family accident. During this time, Sofronio’s dad was involved in a car accident in Mexico and was in the hospital for a long period of time. Sofronio was forced to drop out of high school in order to support his dad and pay for his medical bills, as well as support his mother financially.
Sofronio is now 26 years old and has been with his U.S. citizen fiancée for the past seven years. Together, they have two U.S. citizen children who are only 5 and 3 years old. Sofronio’s daughter is depressed over her dad’s detention and his son is acts out and cries asking for his dad to come home. Sofronio’s fiancée is struggling financially and has lost her home. She has been forced to move back to Texas to live with Sofronio’s mom because she cannot work and raise their children alone. Sofronio helps support his two children and his fiancée, as well as his brother who is currently living in Mexico and is in a mental institution.
According to the June 15th memo issued by DHS, DREAM Act youth should no longer be detained or deported. Sofronio is a DREAMer and should be released from Broward Transitional Center immediately so he can continue to support his fiancée and two children.
I urge you to release Sofronio Garcia from Broward Transitional Center and stop his deportation.