Segundo Floresmilo Pesantez A# 200-954-233 came to the United States on December of 2005 from Ecuador.
His father was killed when he was only 10 years old by an assailant unknown to the family. Segundo and his family witnessed the entire episode. Having lost the household breadwinner, Segundo went to work in the streets as a shoeshine boy to support himself, his three brothers, and his mother. Segundo eventually came to the United States in search of a better life and in pursuit of his dream to one day become documented and bring the rest of his family with him.
Segundo has no criminal record, and before being detained by ICE, he had never even been arrested. He is neither a danger to national security nor a risk to public safety. His dedication to community service and the community who has come out in support of him show that he is an upstanding young man who values hard work and helping those in need. He is also a taxpayer that has contributed to society through hard work.
Segundo is also a devoted uncle to his nephew Eric, and has been responsible for raising him ever since the child's father was deported in February. He has become an important parental figure in the child’s life and is a significant financial supporter.
Segundo has embraced every opportunity available to him to integrate himself into this country. He has overcome language and cultural barriers to excel in the workforce and in community involvement. Segundo has always continued to challenge himself with difficult goals and push himself to expand his self-created opportunities and give back to his community. If forced to leave the community of which he has become such an integral part, Segundo will not have the chance to accomplish the goals towards which he has so diligently worked. His community will suffer the loss of his leadership and selflessness.
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