On Tuesday March 18th ICE went to the home of Cecilio Gutierrez-Berdin in Aurora, Illinois and took him away in front of his two children. Since then, Cecilio has been detained at the Tri-County Detention Center in southern Illinois and could be deported as early as this week. ICE is looking to deport Cecilio even though he has applied for DACA and also has an approved visa petition from his US Citizen wife. Below we share with you a letter that Cecilio’s 7-year-old son, Yandel, wrote to his father:
Please tell the Chicago ICE Field Office to exercise their prosecutorial discretion and grant his stay of removal request.
Dear daddy, when are you returning? In which hotel are you and at what number can I call you so that I can see you? So that I can see you. I miss you. Come back to us. We need you here with us. Alan also misses you a lot. Bye. I love you a lot. I hope you return soon.
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