Release Uziel Mendez Martinez from Immigration Detention

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Uziel Mendez Martinez is the father of three U.S. Citizen children, including an infant.

He is a hard-working man that is full of faith and love for his family!  As the sole breadwinner in his family, Uziel is desperately needed at his home.

He entered the United States in 2001 through the border and while he recognizes that his manner of entry was not the correct way, he is in many ways emblematic of our broken immigration system.  For the past 16 years, he has lived in this country, worked in construction and tried to live life in a healthy, productive manner.  

Just before Thanksgiving, he was coming home from working on roof repairs stemming from Hurricane Irma in the Naples, FL area.  The car in which he was a passenger was followed by Customs and Border Patrol and despite the driver having a valid license, all the passengers, including Uziel, were questioned about their immigration status and those that did not have a lawful status were detained in immigration centers.  

Uziel is no threat to the community, is a loving father and husband and seeks to be able to continue his removal proceedings from his home so that he may care for his wife and children.

As such, we respectfully ask DHS/ICE to please redetermine custody and release Uziel on his own recognizance or on bond for the remainder of his removal proceedings.



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