In September 2015 Jose was learning how to drive in the apartment complex parking lot in which he lived. He accidentally hit a parked car, got scared, and wanting to stop driving, went to park his car. Meanwhile, the owners of the car he hit called the police and said he was trying to leave the scene of the accident.
Although Jose says he was simply trying to move the care out of the way, DeKalb County Police charged him with a hit and run, even though he was right there.
Jose’s family paid the bond and he was released from jail, but because of a lack of understanding about the process, Jose was unaware that he had a court date, and he missed it. On November 17, 2015 DeKalb County Police Department showed up to his home and he was arrested for failing to appear in court.
His family once again paid a bond, but this time instead of being released, he was sent to immigration custody. Jose is currently in Irwin County Detention Center.
Jose has three siblings and mother in Mexico and they solely depend on him and his father. Now that he is detained his father started working extra shifts in order to cover bond costs, which is cutting away at the possibility of him being able to send money to Mexico.
Please sign the petition to support Jose and ask the Georgia ICE Field office to stop his deportation.
Dear Assistant Field Office Directors J.D. Thorpe and Sean Ervin,
I am writing as a concerned member of the public in support of Mr. Jose Adolfo Tzintzun Mendoza (A 202 068 942). He is a 22 year-old man from Brookhaven, Georgia who came to the U.S. in order to offer a better life to his family. Jose has three siblings and mother in Mexico and they solely depend on him and his father. Now that he is detained his father started working extra shifts in order to cover bond costs, which is cutting away at the possibility of him being able to send money to Mexico. I urge you to use prosecutorial discretion to stop Mr. Tzintzun Mendoza’s deportation.
Categories: Deportation Cases, Lost Cases
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