Jary is currently detained at the Lasalle Detention Center in Jena, LA. and if could be deported as soon as Friday July 17, 2015. If he is separated from his family, his wife and his children wont be able to afford their home, their bills and other living expenses. Jary’s oldest son has already had to find a job to be able to sustain his family instead of applying to college, while Jary is in detention.
On July 14 the New Orleans ICE Office denied Jary’s request to stop his deportation. Instead of taking into account the positive contributions Jary has made to the community and the suffering of his family if he is deported, ICE has focused on Jary’s prior interactions with police, in particular a misdemeanor battery conviction from 2001 and a reckless driving misdemeanor from 2004. As explained in the request, ICE should take into consideration that these are misdemeanor convictions from 15 and 10 years ago, that he completed his probation and paid all the fines associated with the charges, and that he has shown that he is not a threat to public safety.
These two misdemeanor charges from over 10 years ago should not be the defining factor on whether Jary’s family is torn apart or not. Please sign to help us put pressure on ICE to stop Jary’s deportation.
Dear Mr. Acuna,
I am writing to you as a concerned member of the community regarding the case of Mr. Jary Gomez (A 094-281-345). Mr. Gomez is the father of five U.S. citizen children, whom he is raising with his wife, who is also a U.S. citizen. He has lived in the US for almost 20 years, and is the sole economic provider for his family. It is my understanding that the New Orleans ICE office has recently denied a request by Mr. Gomez and his family to consider using prosecutorial discretion in his case. I write to urge you to review this decision, and stop Mr. Gomez’s deportation.
Mr. Gomez is the primary provider for his family, especially since his wife was hit by a car resulting in chronic pain and limited mobility. Because Mrs. Gomez is currently unable to work full-time, his family would suffer severe economic hardship if Mr. Gomez were to be deported.
Although Mr. Gomez does have two misdemeanor convictions from over 10 years ago, I believe that they do not make him a threat to public safety, and that they are outweighed by the suffering of his family and the positive contributions he has made to his community.
Dear Director Saldaña,
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