PSU College Student Pleas for Asylum
Hector was 6 weeks old in 1990 when his parents brought him to Milwaukie, Oregon. He grew up in Milwaukie, graduating from Rex Putnam High School where he was Student Body Class President. He attended Clackamas Community College for two years and planned to enroll at Portland State University for Fall 2010 classes.
On August 23, 2010 as Hector was leaving his home in Milwaukie to go to the gym, ICE agents arrested him. ICE held him briefly in immigration detention but quickly deported him to Mexico.
On November 17, 2010 Hector was allowed back into the US based on his request for Asylum. He will also be making a plea for the government to drop their case against him. He is currently detained in Arizona awaiting his hearing.
Please Take Action NOW!
1. Please sign and email Petition.
2. Please make these 3 Critical phone calls stating that you support Hector Hugo Lopez Garduno’s request for deferred action.
3. Make sure and provide Hector’s full name and his A # when making calls.
Hector Hugo Lopez Garduno’s A# is 074809057
1- DHS Secretary Napolitano: 202-282-8495
2- Assistant Secretary Morton: 202-732-3000
3- Katrina Kane, Director of Enforcement & Removal Operations for AZ: 602-766-7028
- DHS Assistant Secretary
- DHS Secretary
- Director of Enforcement & Removal Operations for AZ
I am writing to ask you to take immediate action and grant Hector Hugo Lopez Garduno deferred action.
Hector was brought to the United States when he was just 6 weeks old. He graduated from Rex Putnam High School in Milwaukie, Oregon. He was student Body President and nominated for the National Alexander Hamilton leadership award. He was active in his church community and participated in the Oregon Leadership Institute. He was a little league Coach and logged 600 community service hours. He has no criminal history. Hector has been working since he was 16. After graduating from High School he spent two years at Clackamas Community College. He planned to enroll at Portland State University for fall 2010. He hoped to get a bachelor's in Marketing.
Hector's plans changed on August 23, 2010 when ICE arrested him as he was leaving his home in Milwaukie, Oregon to go to the gym. ICE held him briefly in immigration detention, but quickly removed him from the country based on an old order of removal that he had no idea about.
In Mexico, Hector was targeted and attacked based on his American mannerisms. On November 17th, 2010, Hector was allowed back into the country based on his request for Asylum. He is also making a plea to the government to drop their case against him. He is presently detained in the Pinal County Jail in Arizona.
ICE has deferred the removal of many young people like Hector and with the renewed hopes for passage of the DREAM Act, there is no reason to keep him in detention. He is not a criminal nor a threat to this country. Please release him and grant him deferred action.
Thank you for your consideration,
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