To: ICE Director Homan

SIGN: Agents Just Detained a Trans woman at Court as She Sought a Protective Order from Her Abuser

SIGN: Agents Just Detained a Trans woman at Court as She Sought a Protective Order from Her Abuser

Free Ms. Gonzalez and close her case

Why is this important?

Ms. Gonzalez is a transgender undocumented woman and victim of domestic violence.

When she left the domestic violence shelter to go to court, she was seeking protection from her abuser.

But moments after a judge gave her that protective order, ICE agents arrested her.

County Attorney Bernal believes that the deportation agents may have been led to Ms. Gonzalez by her abuser himself.

"I'm suspicious that the tip may have come from the abuser, who knew precisely where the victim would be at that time and date since he had received notice to be in that courtroom as well,' Bernal told KFOX.

Transgender women face higher rates of abuse in detention than anyone else. They experience 1 in 5 cases of sexual assault despite being an extremely small percentage of the detention population.

Ms. Gonzalez deserves the protection a judge granted her. Now we need to help protect her by getting her out of ICE custody.

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El Paso, Texas, United States

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Reasons for signing

  • She should be granted a U visa and ICE agents should not be allowed to come into a court to detain someone. This is horrific.
  • People shouldn't be afraid to report violent crimes or seek protection based on their immigration status.
  • I have signed her petition, because I'm transguy. She deserves respect no matter what. She's still human!!!!

Updates

2017-02-18 00:12:42 -0500

5,000 signatures reached

2017-02-16 18:36:20 -0500

1,000 signatures reached

2017-02-16 16:56:50 -0500

500 signatures reached

2017-02-16 15:20:50 -0500

100 signatures reached

2017-02-16 15:06:18 -0500

50 signatures reached

2017-02-16 14:58:32 -0500

25 signatures reached

2017-02-16 14:51:45 -0500

10 signatures reached