Sylvia Bonaccorsi-Manno, Ricardo A. Wong: Christian Leonel Cruz (A#200 836 434) should be released and be home with his kids.
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Christian Leonel Cruz (A#200 836 434) is a 24 year old loving father from Indianapolis, Indiana. He arrived to the United States at the age of 6 and has lived with his family in Indianapolis since 1996. He is the sole provider and loving father of two children, his daughter Sanaya is 6 years old and his son Alonzo is 2-years old. Both children are in danger of losing their father through deportation.
ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) is threatening to DEPORT Christian THIS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11, denying him the opportunity to apply for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and forcing him to live separated from his family and children.
Christian does not represent a threat to public safety or national security and should be granted prosecutorial discretion*, so he can be released and be home with his children.
His battle to remain in the United States began in 2010, when he was arrested for driving without a license. As he was preparing all of the necessary documents and saving money to apply for DACA* he was detained by immigration and faces immediate deportation.
Sanaya and Alonzo need their daddy home. Please make a call TODAY to ICE and sign the petition asking the agency to release him!
--> Sylvia Bonaccorsi-Manno, Assistant Field Office Director 312.347.2474
--> Ricardo A. Wong, Field Office Director 312.347.2221
Here is what to say when you call:
"Hello my name is ____(full name)_____. I am calling in support of Christian Leonel Cruz (A#200 836 434). Christian is in detention and ICE is threatening to deport him this Friday. Christian is a loving father of two small children born in the United States. He arrived to the U.S. at the age of 6, and is not a threat to public safety; therefore, he should be released and reunited with his family immediately. I ask you to exercise prosecutorial discretion on his case"
*Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”) is a memorandum passed on June 15, 2012. It directs U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to practice prosecutorial discretion towards some individuals who arrived to the United States as children.
*On Friday August 23rd of this year, Immigration and Customs Enforcement issued a directive particularly concerned with the removal of immigrants who are parents or legal guardians of children. According to this directive, special consideration should be made in the placement, detention, and deportation of immigrants as part of consideration for prosecutorial discretion.
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