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Petitioning DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano and 5 others

Please Release John Ferron from Eloy Detention Center!

John Ferron, a U.S. veteran and father of eight, is detained at the Eloy Detention Center, a for-profit immigration detention center in Eloy, Arizona. After a 10-day hunger strike to protest his prolonged detention, John remains in solitary confinement. 

He has no attorney, and he suffers from Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, and Adjustment Disorder. We are asking the U.S. government to grant this veteran of the Vietnam War the dignity to mount a strong case in his defense from outside the detention facility walls. Please sign this petition to show your support for John and the thousands of U.S. veterans who have been detained and deported.

To learn more about John, visit or read this recent article on John in the Huffington Post that highlights John's hunger strike in immigration detention.

To learn more about the detention and deportation of U.S. veterans, visit

This petition was delivered to:
  • Deputy Assistant Director, Custody Programs and Community Outreach
    Andrew Lorenzen-Strait
  • Assistant Field Office Director, ICE
    Eduardo Preciado
  • ICE Director
    John Morton

Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in Confinement (CIVIC) started this petition with a single signature, and now has 726 supporters. Start a petition today to change something you care about.