Jian Ling Lin, a mother of three from China, was picked up by ICE as a collateral arrest during a sting operation. She was never charged with committing any crime.
Jian Ling has three babies, the youngest of whom is only 5 months old. The heartbroken 10-year-old in the video is Toby. Her 62-year-old father is dying from advanced diabetes and arthritis. His son, Jian Ling's brother, died in 2004 of liver cancer. His wife, Jian Ling's mother, died in 2008 of lung cancer. He and the three children are struggling to survive without her. Jian Ling was the family's source of financial and physical support.
Jian Ling has been in immigration detention since June. She should have been released under supervision immediately after her detention. She has no criminal history and she was the primary caretaker of her Green Card father and three United States Citizen children.
However, the corrupt immigration officer handling Jian Ling’s case, Mr. Ziegler, proved to be inept and dishonest. He put off reviewing Jian Ling's file in favor of the shooting range. When Jian Ling's lawyer pressured Mr. Ziegler to consider the factors supporting her release, Mr. Ziegler ignored the fact that Jian Ling has three extremely young children, a dying father, and no criminal background. He even cited a possible criminal case as a reason for keeping Jian Ling behind bars for four months now.
This is NOT a legal reason for keeping Jian Ling locked up. However, because of Mr. Ziegler, Jian Ling is still unable to see her family to this day.
Please help Toby by requesting his mom's release.
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