Update October 10, 2015: Rodrigo was transferred to three detention centers in three different states, before he was physically forced to give his fingerprint and a guard forged his signature on his deportation papers. He was then deported to Mexico. We are working with Rodrigo and his family to resubmit his humanitarian parole so that he can come home. Stay tuned about ways to continue to support!
The doctors don’t yet know what illness Fabiola has, but they know that if she got to the hospital even one day later, she might have lost her arm. Fabiola and her two younger siblings are all U.S. citizens, but they had been living in Mexico after their dad, Rodrigo Gamboa Caraveo, was deported when trying to adjust his status in 2004. Fabiola, her brother, sister, and mother returned to the United States with visas when she got very sick, as she was unable to get the healthcare she needed in Mexico.
Rodrigo applied for humanitarian parole to be with his family during this difficult time, but was denied. Desperate to be with his sick daughter, he crossed the border near Douglas, AZ and was arrested by Border Patrol. He’s been serving a three-month criminal sentence for re-entry, and will be transferred to ICE around September 25th.
Rodrigo could be deported for trying to reunite with his family, even though the medical care Fabiola needs is only available in the U.S. Fabiola’s condition could be life-threatening, and her family knows her only hope is to continue care with the doctors she is working with in Phoenix. No one should be punished for trying to support their family in such a desperate time.
Send an email to ICE telling them to stop Rodrigo’s deportation and grant him humanitarian parole! No family should be separated!
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