To: US Senator Charles Schumer: Washington, D.C. Phone: (202) 224-6542, Peekskill, NY Phone: (914) 734-1532

Please, help us save AROLDO SOTO CONTRERAS: Not his deportation!!

Please, help us save AROLDO SOTO CONTRERAS: Not his deportation!!

With Aroldo Soto Contreras at risk of deportation, the Hudson Valley Community Coalition, along with the Port Chester community, and the Defense Committees members quickly sprung into action!
These next few hours are critical and we want to make sure that Aroldo get to stay home. The time to put even more pressure is now! We need to let ICE know that we are still watching!

Please, can you make a call to Acting ICE Director Homan at (202)-732-3000 and Bergen County Detention Field Office Main Telephone Line: (212)-863-3401, asking them to suspend Aroldo’s deportation also we asking you H. Sen. Schumer to pressure ICE director Homan to exercise his PROSECUTORIAL DISCRETION and allow Aroldo to go home to his family.

Why is this important?

I, Ronald Fernando Contreras, am speaking on behalf of my family, and specifically, my father, Aroldo Contreras. My father is a crucial and needed part of our family unit. He is not only the most devoted and loyal father a family could ever hope to claim as their own, he is also the hardest working man I have ever known. He leads by example in our household by upholding values and enforcing strong character in me and my two younger brothers. My entire life, he has put the needs of us - his family - first. He instead of worrying about himself, he always asks first about our needs and what he can do to help us in any way possible.
My father is more than just strong role model. He is also a crucial caretaker of our family. Whenever we get sick and need to go to the doctor, or the emergency room, my father is always the one who takes us. He worries about wellbeing and will do anything in his power to stop our suffering.

"As a friend of Ronald Contreras the eldest son of Aroldo Soto Contreras, I can not stress how important it is for him to have his father by his side. Senior year of high school is a tumultuous period of uncertainty, stress, anxiety, and a little bit of excitement. Big decisions are made during this short period, and as someone who just went through it, having both my parents by my side was a huge weight off my chest.
I can not imagine Ronald's current emotional state. Not only is he thinking about which colleges to apply to, whether or not his SAT scores are high enough, but now he has to also wonder if his father is going to be there to see him graduate. As the daughter of immigrant parents, I know how special that moment is for one's family" Alejandra Chajon.
Aroldo Soto-Contreras came to America from Guatemala at age 14 in 1989, fleeing the civil war that was going on there. While he did have three DWI arrests during his early years in this country, he has since reformed himself, married, and is now the father of three children. He has held a steady job at a pizzeria in Stamford, CT for nearly twenty years, and his family has lived at the same house in Port Chester for almost a decade.
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Yo, Ronald Fernando Contreras, hablo en nombre de mi familia, y específicamente, de mi padre, Aroldo Contreras. Mi padre es una parte crucial y necesaria de nuestra unidad familiar. Él no solo es el padre más devoto y leal que una familia podría aspirar a tener como propio, también es el hombre más trabajador que he conocido. Él lidera con el ejemplo en nuestra casa defendiendo valores y reforzando el carácter fuerte en mí y en mis dos hermanos menores. Toda mi vida, él ha puesto las necesidades de nosotros, su familia, primero. En lugar de preocuparse por sí mismo, siempre pregunta primero sobre nuestras necesidades y qué puede hacer para ayudarnos de cualquier manera posible.
Mi padre es más que solo un fuerte modelo a seguir. Él es también un cuidador crucial de nuestra familia. Cada vez que nos enfermamos y tenemos que ir al médico o a la sala de emergencias, mi padre siempre es quien nos lleva. Él se preocupa por el bienestar y hará todo lo que esté a su alcance para detener nuestro sufrimiento.

"Como amiga de Ronald Contreras, el hijo mayor de Aroldo Soto Contreras, no puedo enfatizar lo importante que es para él tener a su padre a su lado. El último año de la escuela secundaria es un período tumultuoso de incertidumbre, estrés, ansiedad y un poco de emoción. Las grandes decisiones se toman durante este corto período, y como alguien que acaba de pasar por eso, tener a mis dos padres a mi lado era un gran peso sobre mi pecho.
No puedo imaginar el estado emocional actual de Ronald. No solo está pensando a qué universidades debe postularse, si sus puntajes SAT son o no lo suficientemente altos, pero ahora también tiene que preguntarse si su padre estará allí para verlo graduarse. Como hija de padres inmigrantes, sé lo especial que es ese momento para la familia de uno ", Alejandra Chajon.
Aroldo Soto-Contreras vino a Estados Unidos desde Guatemala a los 14 años en 1989, huyendo de la guerra civil que estaba ocurriendo allí. Si bien tuvo tres arrestos por DWI durante sus primeros años en este país, desde entonces se ha reformado, se ha casado y ahora es padre de tres hijos. Él ha tenido un trabajo estable en una pizzería en Stamford, CT durante casi veinte años, y su familia ha vivido en la misma casa en Port Chester durante casi una década.

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Reasons for signing

  • We are a nation of immigrants. Mr. Soto has worked at the same job for 20 years. This is the type of person we want to have live in the U.S.
  • He has a family who depends on him, He has been an upstanding member of the community for years.
  • People come to America for an opportunity of a better life. This father has maintained stability with his family and community. He has not committed any crime that has sentenced him to jail time. He is a reformed man that made some mistake but should be given a chance to stay with his family and go through the proper channels.

Updates

2017-11-12 10:04:30 -0500

100 signatures reached

2017-11-12 00:03:11 -0500

50 signatures reached

2017-11-11 21:54:25 -0500

25 signatures reached

2017-11-11 19:42:59 -0500

10 signatures reached