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1. Call ICE John Morton: 202-732-3000
2. Call DHS Janet Napolitano: 202-282-8495
Sample Script: "I am calling to ask that DREAMer Manuel Marron Marquez (A # 200 298 740) be release & allowed to stay in the U.S. Manuel has been living in this country since the age of two and dreams of continuing his education and supporting his U.S citizen siblings. Manuel is DREAM Act eligible and shouldn't be deported. Don't deport Manuel."
On a November evening of last year 24-year-old Manuel Marron Marquez was relaxing at his home after work in Hart, a small town in Oceana County Michigan. Suddenly a group of armed Federal agents began banging on the front door.
The ICE agents demanded to be let in and claimed they were looking for a person who was on a wanted list as part of a Fugitive Operations detail. Manuel and his family felt they had no choice but to let them in but explained that the person they were looking for did not live there. In fact they honestly told the agents they did not even know who he was. The agents apparently did not beleive them and insisted that Manuel and the others show their identity documents and submit to interrogations. The person they were searching for was not present and it is believed either never lived there or has not been at the address in years.
After determining that Manuel was not in US lawfully, Manuel was then arrested. Although he was not charged with any criminal charges he has been detained in Immigration custody at the Battle Creek jail ever since, including through the holidays, as if he was a grand criminal... Bond was denied by the judge because he does not qualify for any long term relief under current immigration laws. The legal arm of ICE who has been specifically authorized to use prosecutorial discretion particularly for Dream act youths also denied discretion although Manuel is a H.S graduate who has lived in the US almost his whole life.
On a November evening of last year, Manuel was in his home in Hart, Michigan, when a group of armed Federal agents knocked on his door. The ICE agents claimed they were looking for a person who was on a “Wanted List” as part of a Fugitive Operation. Despite not knowing who the person was, Manuel and his family felt they had no choice but to let the ICE agents in. However, they explained that the person the agents were looking for did not live in their home. Despite arriving at the wrong location, the ICE agents asked Manuel to show his identity documents. After determining Manuel’s immigration status, he was arrested and is currently detained at the Battle Creek Jail in Michigan, despite not being charged with any criminal charges.
Manuel was brought to the United States when he was less than two years old. Despite being diagnosed with learning difficulties, Manuel valued his education and pushed himself to graduate from high school. Manuel’s dream is to continue with his studies by attending college, but he has been unable to do so because of the high costs. He financially supports his widowed mother, and his U.S. citizen siblings, including one with a serious mental condition. Manuel is now 24 years old and has lived in the U.S. for most of his life.
Manuel is a DREAM Act eligible student and should have been released immediately. According to the memo issued by John Morton, Manuel should not be a priority for deportation and merits a favorable exercise of prosecutorial discretion. Manuel has lived the majority of his life in the U.S., cannot speak or write in Spanish, and has no family in Mexico. Manuel deserves the opportunity to stay in the U.S. with his family, friends, and a community who supports him.
We, the undersigned, urge you to immediately stop the deportation of Manuel Marron Marquez (A # 200 298 740).