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To: Minnesota ICE Field Director / Director de Campo ICE-ERO del Area de Minnesota

Demand ICE to Release DACA Recipient and OCAD's Family Member, Jesus, from Immigration Detention

Demand ICE to Release DACA Recipient and OCAD's Family Member, Jesus, from Immigration Detention

Demand ICE top officials in Minnesota to release Jesus Alberto Lopez Gutierrez on his own recognizance from Marshall County Jail immediately and allow him to proceed with his DACA renewal process.

Exige a los principales funcionarios de ICE en Minnesota que liberen a Jesús Alberto López Gutiérrez en su propio reconocimiento de la cárcel del condado de Marshall de inmediato y le permitan continuar con su proceso de renovación de DACA.

Why is this important?

On May 21, 2019, beloved OCAD staff Miguel Lopez received a call alerting him that his youngest brother, Jesus Alberto Lopez Gutierrez (A-204588492), a long time resident of Chicago, was turned into Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody after being detained by a local Iowa police officer on his way home from a camping trip.

Jesus Alberto came to the United States when he was nine years old and has lived in Chicago since 2005. He graduated from Solorio Academy High School in June 2014 and began working to support his family that same year. During the fall in 2012, Jesus Alberto applied for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, and, in February 2013, his application was approved by United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Before his detention, Jesus Alberto was in the process of renewing his DACA, but he is unable to move forward with his application unless ICE releases him from detention.

As the youngest member of his nuclear family, Jesus contributes the majority of his wages to ensure his family’s financial stability. He is in charge of providing care and physical support for his aging parents, both diagnosed with diabetes, and his elderly grandmother who requires constant care and assistance. Jesus would spend most of his days working but, in his free time, he likes to go running in the neighborhood park and enjoys camping trips with his friends.

His absence represents an irreplaceable void for the community that has come to rely on him. Although Jesus has been convicted of a misdemeanor, he is still eligible to renew his DACA. Jesus also has two pending charges relating to small amounts of cannabis possession, but these charges should not lead to cruel life changing and threatening conditions that deny him access to safety, justice, or due process.

ICE’s top officials in Minnesota have the authority to release Jesus from detention so that he has the opportunity to fight his cases and continue his family and work responsibilities without unjust intervention from ICE that intentionally derails him without option. Sign the petition to demand Minnesota ICE Field Director to release Jesus Lopez immediately from Marshall County Jail on his own recognizance and allow him to proceed with his DACA renewal process.

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El 21 de mayo de 2019, el querido miembro de OCAD, Miguel López, recibió una llamada para alertarlo de que su hermano menor, Jesús Alberto López Gutiérrez (A-204588492), residente de Chicago desde hace mucho tiempo, se encontraba en custodia de Inmigración y Aduanas (ICE) después ser detenido por un oficial de policía local de Iowa en camino a casa después de un viaje de campamento.

Jesús Alberto vino a los Estados Unidos cuando tenía nueve años y ha vivido en Chicago desde 2005. Se graduó de Solorio Academy High School en junio de 2014 y comenzó a trabajar para mantener a su familia ese mismo año. Durante el otoño de 2012, Jesús Alberto solicitó el programa de Acción Diferida para los Llegados en la Infancia (DACA) y, en febrero de 2013, su solicitud fue aprobada por los Servicios de Ciudadanía e Inmigración de los Estados Unidos (USCIS). Antes de su detención, Jesús Alberto estaba en el proceso de renovar su DACA, pero no puede seguir adelante con su solicitud a menos que ICE lo libere de la detención.

Como el miembro más joven de su familia nuclear, Jesús contribuye con la mayoría de sus salarios para garantizar la estabilidad financiera de su familia. Está a cargo de brindar atención y apoyo físico a sus padres ancianos, ambos diagnosticados con diabetes, y a su abuela anciana que requiere atención y asistencia constantes. Jesús pasaba la mayor parte de sus días trabajando pero, en su tiempo libre, le gusta correr en el parque del vecindario y disfruta de los viajes de campamento con sus amigos.

Su ausencia representa un vacío insustituible para la comunidad que confía en él. Aunque Jesús ha sido condenado por un delito menor, todavía es elegible para renovar su DACA. Jesús también tiene dos cargos pendientes relacionados con pequeñas cantidades de posesión de cannabis, pero estos cargos no deben resultar en condiciones crueles que le cambien la vida y amenazas que le nieguen el acceso a la seguridad, la justicia o el debido proceso.

Los principales funcionarios de ICE en Minnesota tienen la autoridad de liberar a Jesús de la detención para que él tenga la oportunidad de luchar contra sus casos y continuar con sus responsabilidades familiares y laborales sin la injusta intervención de ICE que intencionalmente lo descarrila sin opción. Firme la petición para exigir que el Director de Campo de ICE de Minnesota libere a Jesús López inmediatamente de la cárcel del condado de Marshall en su propio reconocimiento y le permita continuar con su proceso de renovación de DACA.

Chicago, IL, USA

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Reasons for signing

  • I support undocumented immigrants and believe they have a right to do what it takes to have a better life.
  • I signed this petition because Jesus is a long time friend and i would hate to see him lose the life he's had here in the united states since he was a child. Chicago is his home and he should not be deported because of his immigrant status.
  • Apoyó a quien lo necesita

Updates

2019-07-14 23:52:19 -0400

1,000 signatures reached

2019-07-13 09:22:01 -0400

500 signatures reached

2019-07-12 12:24:58 -0400

100 signatures reached

2019-07-11 20:56:50 -0400

50 signatures reached

2019-07-11 12:34:10 -0400

25 signatures reached

2019-07-11 12:01:38 -0400

10 signatures reached