From Robin of We the People Rising California's Crusader
"The NotOneMoreDeportation website states that an illegal alien, Jaime Valdez Reyes, was deported after protesting in front of an ICE detention center in Phoenix.
Members of NotOneMoreDeportation are outraged that a PROTESTING illegal alien in front of an ICE detention center was actually deported. Of course, this should be the norm, not the exception...
It is admitted, in the letter below, that he has a DUI."
HERE IS THE LETTER NOTONEMOREDEPORTATION IS CIRCULATING:
To: John Sandweg, Action ICE Director; Andrew Lorenzen-Strait, National ICE Public Advocate
I am writing to ask that you allow Jaime Arturo Valdez Reyes (A#201288309) be returned to the United States, after he was deported unfairly. On the night of February 24th, Mr. Valdez Reyes was deported without notice to his attorney or to his family, and while he has a pending appeal in the 9th circuit court. Jaime’s only charges are for one DUI. He made a small mistake and served his time. He should not also be facing separation from his family for the minor charge.
Jaime’s parents both live in Phoenix. Jaime’s fiancee, Berenice, is a U.S. citizen. Jaime’s family has already suffered enough from deportation. His brother was killed when he returned to Mexico. Jaime’s parents are terrified that their only living son will also die if he remains deported.
I ask that you immediately allow Jaime to return to his family.
I await your response.
The path has not been easy. On the night of February 24th, Jaime Valdez-Reyes, one of the hunger strike participants was deported to Mexico. He was removed as punishment for defending his civil rights.
Meanwhile, the Phoenix police outside removed the family members outside, and arrested two Arizona activists, Carlos Garcia from Puente, and Erika Andiola from DRM Dream Action Coalition.
The families and hunger strikers returned to the ICE offices the next morning, and they have been there ever since. Carlos and Erika were released by the police the next day, and have both said that what is important is to continue to fight for the release of those inside detention, and to ask ICE to bring Jaime back.
Unfortunately,our administration has not followed America's immigration laws. This has resulted in many people who are here illegally thinking that if they have been here for a while, and "set down roots," then they should not be deported. Our country, like every viable country has immigration laws! We can't let people come and go at THEIR will and still consider ourselves a country. I personally believe that people who have come here illegally should be deported, REGARDLESS of whether they have committed other crimes! They aren't suppose to be here! Our resourses are for OUR people here in America, and we owe illegal aliens NOTHING! My condolences for the GREAT misunderstanding to the "...not one more!" crowd...America isn't Disneyland!
Posted by: Lois on March 6, 2014 08:46 PM