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Release Future Engineer from ICE Custody at Stewart Detention Center

Currently, Bernabe Guadalupe Hernandez (A#: 200.27.7028) in under the custody of ICE at Stewart Detention Center facing deportation and being denied bond. After a night out with friends, Bernabe was stopped and arrested while his friends, among them the grandson of the Sheriff at Long County, were merely ticketed. 

Bernabe arrived in the United States at the age of four. He has no living relatives in his place of birth, nor does he have any recollections of his very brief stay there. Being raised in Georgia for the almost 16 years of his life, Bernabe graduated May 2010 with a 3.5 GPA. He also played right tackle defense at the Long County High School Football Team and graduated in the top 10 percent of his class. 

Bernabe had hopes of continuing his higher education and becoming an engineer. He wanted to attend Armstrong Atlantic University and while he was offered several scholarships,  because of his status, he could not accept them. 

We, the undersigned duly asked that ICE exercises prosecutorial discretion in Bernabe's case and be allowed to remain in the United States according to the Morton Memo issued on June 17th. Bernabe Guadalupe Hernandez is DREAM Act Eligible Student whom should be allowed to pay bond and release from the Custody of ICE at Stewart Detention Center.

This petition was delivered to:
  • Deportation Officer at Stewart Detention Center
    Keith Graham
  • Representative of the 1st District of Georgia
    Congressman Jack Kingston
  • DHS Secretary
    Janet Napolitano

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