Javier was arrested for a minor DUI in 2011. After paying the necessary fine and taking a class on safe driving, his deportation case was closed. In May of this year, out of no where, Javier received a letter from ICE saying he was ordered deported immediately. Wanting to do the right thing, Javier went to check-in at ICE, where he was taken into custody and deported that same day.
When President Obama announced the DAPA program last November, he also changed enforcement policies. Before that, people with DUIs like Javier were not considered priority for deportation. Now, even though the relief we were promised has been stalled in the courts and the President has taken no further action to stop deportations, Javier and many others are victims of these enforcement changes.
Javier was caught while crossing the border in order to be with his family, and was re-criminalized in Operation Streamline. He is now in U.S. Marshal custody in Nevada. He will be transferred to ICE in December and could be deported again.
People with DUIs should not be priority for deportation! Javier has made amends and his family desperately needs him home!
Categories: Deportation Cases, Open Cases
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