To: Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Thomas Homan

#KeepErikHome: Ask Immigration to release him and allow him to stay with his family.

Review Erik Canton Cardenas' (A# 077113894) case and approve his stay of removal. Erik has many positive factors in his life that outweigh mistakes he's made in the past. Return him to his three citizen children (a step-son who is 18 and a 9 and 12 year old daughter) and his citizen wife.

Why is this important?

Erik has lived in the US for more than 15 years. As a young man in the 1990s he was a victim of a crime and he helped police convict the person who held a gun to Erik's head. After that traumatic event, Erik made some mistakes, one of which led to him being convicted of being involved in a theft. After those events, he cleaned up his life, married and had two children.

"Erik is the person who is always helping others. He never asks for help" says his youngest sister. Erik cares for and maintains the house of an elderly and disabled woman in his neighborhood. He's the first person his family calls when they need something. His daughters both need him, particularly as they face learning challenges and his support keeps them trying at school. His step-son also relies on Erik as a role model.

Please sign this petition to keep Erik with his family and to ask Immigration to look at his whole life, not just the mistakes he made so many years ago.

How it will be delivered

We'll be emailing the signatures to Immigration as well as delivering the signatures via Erik's lawyer on Tuesday.

United States

Reasons for signing

  • praying God will move mightily and deliver this young man to his family..
  • Everyone deserves to be with their family.
  • i signed because i'm going through the same problem been here for 23 years

Updates

2016-05-30 21:51:37 -0400

500 signatures reached

2016-05-27 22:32:36 -0400

We'll be flyering and gathering signatures in person tomorrow at the GEO detention center plus offering support to other families visiting their loved ones. Join us!
https://www.facebook.com/events/2033428566882998/
Vamos a estar repartiendo volantes y juntando firmas en persona manana enfrente del centro de detencion GEO ademas de ofrecer apoyo a otras familias que estan pasando por lo mismo. Estas invitad@!

2016-05-27 17:35:45 -0400

Imigracion se ha llevado a Erik hasta Nueva Mexico. Por favor comparte la peticion por Facebook y textos! https://action.groundswell-mvmt.org/p/KeepErikHome
Immigration has transferred Erik to New Mexico. Please share the petition on Facebook, email and texts. https://action.groundswell-mvmt.org/p/KeepErikHome

2016-05-27 16:45:28 -0400

100 signatures reached

2016-05-27 15:39:05 -0400

50 signatures reached

2016-05-27 15:15:46 -0400

25 signatures reached

2016-05-27 15:04:28 -0400

10 signatures reached

2016-05-27 14:24:10 -0400

Please also make two phone calls every day:
ICE detained Erik Canton Cardenas on Thursday May 26 at his check-in.
DEMAND ICE RELEASE & GRANT ERIK'S OF REMOVAL
CALL ICE ERO Director Thomas Homan TODAY:
(202)-732-3000 AND 1-888-351-4024 (press 1, wait for the end of the message and then press 1 again and you will get a person!)
You could say: “I am calling about Erik Canton Cardenas’s case (A# 077113894) to ask that you release him and approve his Stay of Removal application so that he can remain in Colorado with his family. Erik is married to a US citizen, and they have three citizen children, all of whom have disabilities and special needs. His family depends on his presence as a parent, and as a breadwinner. As a youth Erik suffered great trauma and, as a result, made some desperate choices. Since then, Erik has worked hard, reformed his life and been a responsible father and step-father. We need Erik here with us!”
#KeepErikHome