Antonio Joaquin is a dreamer that was picked up for driving without a license in Georgia. Antonio is described as a hardworking, quiet young man by his community. Antonio emigrated to the U.S at the age of 14 from Guatemala in search of a better life. He is always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need is dearly missed by his community.
The last time Jennifer (Antonio's friend) spoke to him over phone Antonio said : "I want to thank everyone for the outpouring support I have received from people who have signed my petition, and those who have made calls for me. I never knew so many people cared about me. It's an incredible feeling to know that you are loved. I hope to get out of here soon so that I can see my family again. Being here is the worst! I would never wish this upon my worst enemy." ~Antonio
I write to humbly request that you take action to immediately halt the deportation of Antonio Joaquin He is eligible for the NACARA the Nicaraguan and Central American Relief Act and would be a great asset to this country. On August 30, 2012, Antonio was picked up by state patrol officers for following too closely subsequently after stopping him for following too closely they arrested him for driving without a license. He has been released from Houston County Jail with a $1,700 and is awaiting a court date to be set with Immigration.
Antonio Joaquin came to the United States at the age of 14; he remembers some of what it was like in Guatemala but fears of going back due to the poor economy. He has resided in Georgia since the age of 14 and was going to register for GED classes next month. He works at a local shipping plant and plays soccer with friends everyday he is off from work.
Antonio Submitted papers 6 years ago in an Asylum claim for the Nicaraguan and Central American Relief Act So that he can be a permanent resident of the United States. His father is a permanent legal resident of the United States and was granted that through his Asylum Claim through the Nicaraguan and Central American Relief Act. He has family in Georgia, his brother, his sister-in-law, and his two nephews who would desperately miss him if he were gone. He is a model citizen and has no previous record. Please help my friend.
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