Even though the Georgia Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office insists that Ladislao is an “enforcement priority” for a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) charge from 9 years ago, Ladislao’s case is a perfect example of a case where prosecutorial discretion should still be considered, as outlined by ICE’s own criteria.
Two of Ladislao’s sons depend on him economically, his 16-year-old lives at home and his eldest son had an accident that left him long-term damage on his arm, making it hard for him to work and provide for himself. Ladislao also supports his second eldest son and his daughter who are students in college. Without Ladislao in the country his family’s well-being and his children’s education would be in jeopardy. Ladislao’s safety if deported to Mexico is of great concern to his family. They worry that he will be the target of extortion if deported to a country he has not seen in over two decades.
The local ICE office has refused to use prosecutorial discretion for Ladislao, even when it is clear that ICE policy shows he should be released. Please help us stop Ladislao’s deportation by signing the petition and calling ICE.
I am writing with great concern regarding the detention and potential deportation of Mr. Ladislao Padilla-Ochoa (A 076-301-279). Mr. Padilla-Ochoa is an immigrant in immigration detention currently requesting use of prosecutorial discretion in his deportation case. The New Orleans ICE office has denied a stay of removal, specifically citing that Mr. Padilla-Ochoa is a Priority 2(b) individual due to a “significant misdemeanor conviction.” The conviction is for DUI on November 17, 2008, after which he was placed in deportation proceedings.
I am asking that you take into consideration the following factors and consider using prosecutorial discretion to stop Mr Padilla-Ochoa’s deportation and release him from detention:
On March 9th, 2016 the Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition (TIRRC) filed a second Stay of Removal application for Mr. Padilla-Ochoa in Nashville, Tennessee.
I hope you consider all the facts, and the economic and emotional impact that Mr. Padilla’s deportation would have on his family. Without Mr. Padilla in the country, his children’s education and well-being is in jeopardy. On February 29th he has an appointment at the local ICE office, he fears he could be detained and deported that day. I urge you to grant Mr. Padilla’s stay of removal request and allow him to fight his case outside of detention.
Categories: Deportation Cases, Open Cases
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