To: Immigration Customs & Enforcement (ICE), Houston Field Office

Stop Yesica's Deportation!

Stop Yesica's Deportation!

Stop Yesica from being ripped apart from her family. Stop her deportation and release her from detention!

Why is this important?

At 22 years old, Yesica has been detained at detention centers in Texas for almost two years. She is currently being held at CoreCivic's Houston Processing Center. Having survived trauma and persecution in El Salvador, she made her way to the U.S. alone to get to safety and reunite with her family. She braved the abusive detention and deportation machine stretching from Mexico to the U.S.

Yesica passed her credible fear interview and has appealed her asylum claim repeatedly, but ICE continues to deny her appeals and release. While Congress just voted to greatly increase the 2018 budget for ICE and Customs & Border Patrol, families like Yesica’s continue being ripped apart by an inhumane and deadly immigration enforcement system.

Yesica’s family lives in Chicago, IL and has been waiting for years to be reunited with their oldest daughter and beloved sister. Yesica fled to the U.S. from El Salvador with her mother and two younger brothers in 2015 but was violently separated from her loved ones.

In 2016, she was apprehended at the border while attempting to reunite with her family. Her family’s asylum claims have been allowed and are proceeding under the same set of entry circumstances that apply to Yesica’s case. Yesica made the critical decision to flee El Salvador following the murder of her father and after her own life was threatened.

Now, Yesica is beset by depression, nightmares, and terror. She fears for her life after so many months in immigrant detention. Every person has the right to move and live freely, in community and with their family, without fear of being separated from their loved ones or displaced from their home. We are asking for your support to put pressure on ICE to stop Yesica’s deportation and release her from detention so she can join her family in Chicago.
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¿Por qué es importante?

A los 22 años de edad, Yesica ha estado detenida en varios centros de detención en Texas por casi dos años. Actualmente se encuentra detenida en el centro de procesamiento de CoreCivic en Houston. Después de pasar trauma y persecución en El Salvador, se dirigió a los Estados Unidos sóla, enfrentándose a peligros, a un sistema de detención y deportaciones abusivo para llegar a un lugar seguro y reunirse con su familia.

Yesica ya pasó su entrevista para establecer el nivel de “miedo creíble” y ha apelado su solicitud de asilo en varias ocasiones, pero ICE continúa negando sus apelaciones y su liberación. Mientras que el Congreso acaba de votar para aumentar extremadamente el presupuesto de 2018 para ICE y la patrulla fronteriza, familias como la de Yesica siguen siendo destrozadas.

La familia de Yesica vive en Chicago, IL, llevan años esperando para reunirse con su hija mayor y su hermana. Yesica huyó de El Salvador con su madre y dos hermanitos en el 2015, pero ella fue separada violentamente de su familia.

En 2016, Yesica fue detenida en la frontera mientras intentaba unirse con su familia de nuevo. Las solicitudes de asilo de su familia han sido autorizadas y proceden bajo las mismas circunstancias de entrada que aplican al caso de Yesica. Yesica tomó la decisión de huir de El Salvador tras el asesinato de su padre y después de que su propia vida estaba en peligro.

Ahora, Yesica vive acosada por la depresión, pesadillas, y terror. Ella teme por su vida después de tantos meses en detención. Todxs tenemos el derecho a la movilidad humana y vivir libremente, en comunidad y en familia, sin temor a ser separados de nuestros seres queridos o ser desplazados. Estamos pidiendo su apoyo para presionar a ICE para que detengan la deportación de Yesica y que la liberen de detención para poder reunirse con su familia en Chicago.

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Reasons for signing

  • Because what this country is doing to immigrants is unconscionable!
  • I hope this petition helps to free Yesica, her story is tragic.
  • This is the tragic story of a local Chicago family and the trauma of deportation of very deserving victims.

Updates

2018-04-20 17:07:28 -0400

Yesica's mother urging ICE to stop Yesica's deportation! #JusticeForYesica

https://www.univision.com/chicago/wgbo/noticias/deportaciones/una-joven-salvadorena-lleva-dos-anos-en-un-centro-migratorio-y-su-familia-clama-que-la-dejen-en-eeuu-video

2018-04-02 11:45:44 -0400

We're continuing to collect signatures in support of Yesica! Can you help us spread the word? #JusticeForYesica

https://millmuse.wordpress.com/2018/03/31/denied/

2018-04-01 09:56:20 -0400

1,000 signatures reached

2018-03-29 08:02:06 -0400

500 signatures reached

2018-03-27 22:15:07 -0400

100 signatures reached

2018-03-27 21:27:07 -0400

50 signatures reached

2018-03-27 21:11:41 -0400

25 signatures reached

2018-03-27 20:16:06 -0400

10 signatures reached