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To: ICE Office of Chief Counsel in Georgia
Don't Let ICE Take Away a GLAHR Member
Close Juan's case and issue a stay of removal.
Why is this important?
One of GLAHR's core members is under attack.
Juan Martinez-Garcia has been a community leader with the Glahriadores in Atlanta for years. For the past four years, Juan has dealt with the bureaucracy of immigration agencies after Cobb County Police stopped him for allegedly running a red light, arrested him for driving without a license, and then transferred him to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to be deported in 2012.
Since then, he's been trying to prove his humanity to authorities and asking for them to use discretion and close his case.
His case is a perfect example of how programs like Secure Communities, PEP, and 287(g) have had a devastating effect and how the policies of the current administration are still failing.
Juan has been in the US for 18 years and has no other interaction with law enforcement. Because he is married but doesn't have children, the government says his family and his place in our community doesn't count.
We are asking Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Atlanta Field Office to close Juan Martinez Garcia's case. He has a right to stay in this country, he may not have children, but he has support, community that is here for him.
Juan has a check-in with ICE on Thursday September 8, 2016.