Israel is the father of 2 US citizen girls, who are 9 and 3 years old. He has lived in the US for over 10 years, he is a small business owner in Norristown, Pennsylvania, and regularly donates money to the local police and fire departments.
Last year Israel traveled to Mexico to be at his father’s funeral. On his way back, he was stopped at the border by ICE and deported. He came back to Pennsylvania to be with his family, but last January he was picked up by ICE in front of his business. He has since then been in immigration detention.
This May Israel passed his credible fear interview. That means ICE approved of the first step towards applying for asylum in the United States. There is no reason why he should still be detained, but the local ICE field office continues to deny his release.
Please join Israel’s family and community in telling ICE that Israel needs to be released and be with his family.
To: Philadelphia Field Director Thomas Decker, Assistant Field Office Director Patrick Maddas;
Cc: Secretary of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson; Thomas Winkowski, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary at ICE
I am writing because I am very concerned with the detention of Mr. Israel Resendiz-Hernandez (A# 079-737-080), and I urge you to release him.
Mr. Israel Resendiz-Hernandez is the father of 2 US citizen girls, who are 9 and 3 years old. He has been living in the United States for over a decade. He is also a small business owner in Norristown, Pennsylvania, known for caring about his community, and he donates money to churches, and the local police and fire departments.
Last year, Mr. Israel Resendiz-Hernandez had to return to because his father passed away, and he wanted to at least be present at his funeral. He attempted to return to be with his family again, but was stopped at the border and deported in November 2013. He came back to be with his family, but on January 17, 2014 he was picked up by ICE.
He has passed his credible fear interview. There is no reason to continue to detain Mr. Resendiz Hernandez.
I urge ICE to immediately release Israel Resendiz-Hernandez so he can return to his family and his community in Norristown.
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