Tell ICE: Drop the hold on Leo!
ICE just picked up Leo from the Fayette County Detention Center in Lexington, Kentucky. After a routine traffic stop Leo ended up with an ICE hold because of a Secure Communities agreement. He is DACA eligible and the father of three U.S. Citizen children.
It is urgent that Leo return home! His son Anthony, a US citizen and 1 ½ years old, was admitted to the University of Kentucky hospital tonight (6/2) for urgent respiratory care. He needs his father home.
Please urge ICE to let Leo go. Make a phone call and sign the petition so he can be released.
To: Kentucky ICE office;
Ricardo Wong, Chicago Field Office Director;
Sylvia Bonaccorsi-Manno, ICE Assistant Field Office Director,
I am writing because I am extremely concerned with the immigration hold placed on Leo Hernandez Perez. As a community member, I support his immediate release from the Fayette County Detention Center in Lexington, Kentucky.
Leo was arrested on May 6, 2014 in Lexington at a traffic stop for the non-payment of fines. Because Fayette County is the only county in Kentucky to participate in the Secure Communities program, Leo’s immigration status was also checked and he was taken to jail and an ICE hold was placed on him.
Leo is eligible for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), is married to a U.S. citizen, and has three U.S citizen children all under the age of six. He needs to return home and to his work in order to care for his family and children.
While Leo has accepted responsibility to take care of what the local court requires of him, he does not belong in jail and further he does not deserve to be detained by ICE for potential deportation and separation from his family.
Please release Leo immediately!
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