Father of Four (4) U​.​S. Citizen Daughters Facing Imminent Deportation

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Mr. Hilcias Ricardo Batz is a native and citizen of Guatemala, who has lived here in the United States for more than eighteen (18) years. Mr. Batz is the father of four (4) United States citizen children - all girls, ranging from the age of 14, 9, 7, and a 6 month old baby girl. He has been an excellent father to these children, supporting and maintaining them in every possible way for nearly 15 years now. These children are suffering horrific hardship with their father detained and in DHS/ICE custody, and with the prospect of him facing imminent deportation from the United States. He has absolutely NO criminal record. Conditions in his native country of Guatemala have deteriorated significantly in the 18+ years since he last saw that country as a 17 year old boy. He has been in DHS/ICE custody at this time, during a horrific pandemic, and with the holiday season here. He and his family cannot imagine - and have never had - a holiday season apart from each other. His children desperately need him. It is our sincere hope and desire that DHS/ICE consider the possibility of releasing him on a minimal/reasonable bond and/or on an ankle bracelet/monitor so that he can return home to his family. We thank EVERYONE in advance for your support by signing, sharing, and supporting this important and compelling petition.