Update: Martin was granted a stay of removal, thanks to all of your support! Please stay tuned for updates about his case.
Since coming to the U.S. 10 years ago, Martin Ixehuatl-Almonte (A#089813572) has been a dedicated father. He has always encouraged his five little ones to read, and they dream of one day attending college. However, Martin may not be able to see his children fulfill their dreams.
Most people would pay a small fine for an expired vehicle registration; Martin was detained in Eloy for 2 months. Then, with no other criminal charges and no prior deportations, ICE ordered Martin to self-deport. He stayed home, refusing to abandon his children, and now could be deported at any time.
Martin’s children, Antonio, 11, Angeles, 10, Anaye, 9, Andres, 7, and Andrea, 5, are all U.S. citizens. They are applying for the gifted and talented program at their school, study piano with a private teacher, and sing in the Phoenix Children’s Choir. They also volunteer with their dad with an organization for children who have lost their parents to deportation, and live in fear of becoming a father-less family themselves.
Tell ICE to stop separating families! Stop the deportation of Martin Ixehuatl-Almonte!
Categories: Deportation Cases, Victories
NotOneMoreDeportation.com is a campaign made of individuals, organizations, artists, and allies to expose, confront, and overcome unjust immigration laws.
As the immigration debate continues, #Not1More enters the discussion from the place that touches people in concrete ways and can offer tangible relief. By collectively challenging unfair deportations and unjust policy through organizing, art, legislation, and action, we aim to reverse criminalization, build migrant power, and create immigration policies based on principles of inclusion.
Read More »
I want to be part of the movement to stop deportations and win inclusion.