Stop the Deportation of Rigoberto Torruco Pina
  • Petitioned Governor Nathan Deal

This petition was delivered to:

Governor Nathan Deal
Georgia Governor
Georgia State Senate
Georgia State House

Stop the Deportation of Rigoberto Torruco Pina

    1. Jennifer Chenoweth
    2. Petition by

      Jennifer Chenoweth

      bonaire, Georgia

February 2012


Houston County jail detained Rigoberto even after the his the 48 hold from Immigration and Customs Enforcement was up. His wife, Karey paid his bond the same day he was arrested but after 48 hours, ICE still refused to release him and were even threatening to deport him. In turn, Jennifer (the petition starter) organized a call-in campaign to demand his release. The next day, he was released!

200 people signed his petition and more than 100 people made phones calls - Stewart Detention Center couldn't ignore them. Thanks to your collective power, he is at home back with his wife and 6 month old daughter.

I need him here because he is the sole provider for our family. He is a wonderful father and boyfriend. He is a very important part of our life. We just purchased a new home for our family. He is very involved in our daughter’s life as well as my family’s life. I do not work and I’m unable to work due to I don’t have an education. Please keep my daughters father her. He has been here for 7 years and never got into trouble. He was racially profiled in Houston County Georgia and pulled over for "slick tires". He has been taken out of the Houston County Jail in Perry Georgia. His Bond is paid in full and we are waiting for his release. Unfortunately ICE has put a hold on him and they are supposed to be picking him up within 48 hours of when the bond was paid.  Houston County jail held him against his will for over 48hours so that ICE could pick him up. He is now currently in Stewart Dentention Center in Lumpkin Georgia please sign and share this petition to help My daughter and I get our father/husband back in our lives.

Recent signatures


    1. Rigoberto has been released!!!

      Jennifer Chenoweth
      Petition Organizer

      Rigoberto was released yesterday from Stewart Detention Center!! He is safe and sound back with his wife and 6 month old daughter. Thank you all for signing this petition as well as doing the call in to the Houston County Jail the other day!!!

    2. Reached 100 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Elizabeth Salguero WALCOTT, ND
      • over 2 years ago

      Stewart is scum the treat the people like dogs there. My brother was there at one point and they would not even give or let them by toilet paper because it was the weekend and the person that handles that was off. If not for them protesting and threatening to put poop everywhere they would have not gotten it. So in humane.

    • Cate Usselman ALBION, NY
      • over 2 years ago

      He has a daughter. Every little girl deserves a father in her life.

    • Valerie Torres LAWRENCEBURG, TN
      • over 2 years ago

      Stop racial profiling. There is no way to tell someone has slick tires.

    • brian schuster WARNER ROBINS, GA
      • over 2 years ago

      all kids shud have ther dads in ther life and he is a good dad.

    • Edward Laurson DENVER, CO
      • over 2 years ago

      I think there are some politicians I'd like to Deport.


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