Jiovany Enriquez (A#077809098), hard-working and loving father of a 6-year old US citizen, is being held at the Tri County Detention Center awaiting his deportation.
Jiovany left Guatemala in 2000 looking for a better life in the United States but was caught at the border and deported. Five years later Jiovany attempted to cross again and was successful.
He settled in Houston,Texas where shortly after his arrival ICE detained him and deported him again. A year later, running away from the violence in Guatemala, Jiovanny came back to the US and eventually settled in Chicago, Illinois where he met his wife and started his family.
Three weeks ago Jiovanny and his wife came into contact with the Cicero Police, Jiovanny was arrested and taken to jail. After the charges against him were dropped, Cicero Police told Jiovany he would be let out but instead he was transferred to ICE custody. He is now at the Tri-County Detention Center and is set to be deported as early as Tuesday.
Jiovany is a loving father of a 6 year-old US citizen and the main provider for his family. His mother-in-law, a lawful permanent resident, is disabled from a vascular cerebral condition, before his arrest Jiovany supported her and was the main source of income for the family. Despite Jiovany’s strong ties to his family and his US born daughter, Jiovany’s previous deportation label him as high priority for deportation.
Tell Ricardo Wong to stop Jiovany’s deportation, his family needs him at home.
Chicago Field Office Director
I am writing to support the request for stay of removal for Jiovany Enriquez (A#077809098). Mr. Enriquez came to the United States in 2000 fleeing from violence in Guatemala. He is a loving father of a 6 year-old US citizen and the main provider for his family. In addition, Mr. Enriquez’s mother-in-law, a lawful permanent resident, is disabled from a vascular cerebral condition, before his arrest Mr. Enriquez supported her and was the main source of income for his family.
Three weeks ago Jiovanny and his wife came into contact with local police, Jiovanny was arrested and taken to jail. After the charges against him were dropped, local police agents held him in jail until Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents picked him up. He is now at the Tri-County Detention Center and is set to be deported as early as next week.
I am aware that Mr. Enriquez has prior deportations from 2000 and 2005, however he has no significant criminal record and poses no threat to national security. The positive factors in Mr. Enriquez case – he has strong ties to the US; his wife, US born child and mother-in-law rely on him economically and emotional support – outweigh the negative. I urge you to grant Jiovanny stay of removal.
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