Cross-posted from Move On:
No father should be deported for driving to work! Our community is in crisis and senseless deportations must come to an end.
Please take action to stop Adarni’s (A#098-918-011) deportation!
Ardani Rosales Lemus (A#098-918-011) has been detained since December 2012. He has spent almost a year away from his family, a year in which he missed two important events in his life: his own wedding and the birth of his second child, a beautiful daughter which he hasn’t been able to hold in his arms. He will now spend the holidays in a cell, just for coming to an amazing country for an opportunity for a better future to escape Guatemala where his life was in risk.
Adarni was pulled over for a minor traffic violation and was placed in deportation proceedings. His family has been in the U.S. since 2005, they came to escape the fear of death they faced in Guatemala.
Back in his hometown in Guatemala, Adarni organized youth to stay out of gangs and trouble. But his dangerous work led to multiple threats from one of the most powerful gangs in the world — they even badly beat him up.
In 2005, Adarni and his family fled for their lives to the U.S. They fear returning to Guatemala — that’s why they are seeking asylum here.
Please join us in telling Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials to stop Adarni’s deportation. No father should be deported for driving to work and caring for his family!