To: Jeffrey Lynch, Deputy Field Office Director, & Secretary Kelly, Department of Homeland Security

Close Arturo Hernández Garcia's Deportation Case

Close Arturo Hernández Garcia's Deportation Case

Family man, community leader and small business owner could be deported TODAY unless we act! Enter your information below and press "submit" to add you name to in support of Arturo’s petition for a stay of removal! Help us Stop the deportation of Arturo Armando Hernández Garcia, A#087-952-389, so he can remain with his family. Until he is safe from deportation, we will continue to support this family!

Why is this important?

Arturo Hernández, married for 18 years, has two daughters, a 17-year-old in the DACA process and an 11-year-old U.S. citizen. He and his family have lived in Colorado for 17 years. Arturo is a small business owner and started his company as a subcontractor in the construction industry in 2008. He provides employment for an average of 8 or 9 people annually. Since leaving Sanctuary he has organized and advocated for better policies and educated thousands of citizens on the realities of our immigration system. Arturo has worked hard for himself and his family and has helped to employ others. ICE detained Arturo on April 26th, 2017 at his workplace despite a letter from ICE indicating he would not be deported. It is urgent that we help to stop Arturo's deportation and take action TODAY!

The Metro Denver Sanctuary Coalition welcomed Arturo into sanctuary October 19th at First Unitarian Society of Denver. We continue to act on our commitment to welcome and accompany our immigrant neighbors into our community because we are called upon to love our neighbors as we love ourselves. Arturo is our neighbor, and his threat of deportation is a threat to our entire community. We do not accept anyone's right to tear apart loving families in our community. We chose to bring Arturo into sanctuary two years ago because it was just, and believed the injustice of our immigration policy is an offense against our community and our faith.

Because of the significant suffering his deportation would cause his daughters, his wife and the families of his employees, we ask that his deportation be stopped immediately and that he be granted a stay of removal so he can stay with his family. We urge you to Sign and Share this petition asking Director Lynch to grant Arturo a stay of removal. Such action would not only be in line with the teaching of our faith traditions, but true to the values of our communities and nation.
Please read the letter to Jeffrey Lynch, Deputy Field Office Director of Denver ICE office below, sign your name, and press submit to add your name to Arturo’s petition requesting a stay of removal on his deportation! Help us keep up the momentum by sharing widely and asking your friends to do the same!
Dear Mr. Lynch,
I am writing to ask that you stop the deportation of Arturo Armando Hernandez Garcia A#087-952-389 and grant him a stay of removal so he can remain with his family.
Arturo Hernández, married for 18 years, has two daughters, a 17-year-old in the DACA process and a 11-year-old U.S. citizen. He and his family have lived in Colorado for 17 years. Arturo is a small business owner and started his company as a subcontractor in the construction industry in 2008. He provides employment for an average of 8 or 9 people annually.
In 2010, Arturo was arrested by the local police of the City of Lonetree, while working construction, where he was verbally assaulted and wrongly accused of threatening an American with a knife. He was arrested, and when he arrived at the jail, he was placed on an immigration "hold." He was detained by immigration without having been found guilty of the charges and having his day in court. He later proved his innocence in court, so in late 2010 they withdrew the criminal charges and he was acquitted.
Although the courts found him innocent, deportation proceedings with ICE continued and on April 26th, 2017 he was detained at his workplace despite a letter from ICE indicating he would not be deported. Arturo has viable legal options to remain in the US, including an application his in-laws submitted in 2005 that is still pending. Because of the significant suffering of his daughters, wife and the families of his employees, we ask that his deportation be stopped immediately and that he be granted a stay of removal so he can stay with his family while he pursues those options.

Denver, CO, United States

Reasons for signing

  • We need a fair immigration system, not subject to whim, that keeps families together. As a retired educator I have seen the desperate situations our current unfair policy creates.
  • I believe in human rights!
  • Families should not be broken apart by unjust laws

Updates

2017-04-28 17:06:30 -0400

We regret to inform you ICE detained that Arturo Hernandez Garcia at work this morning in direct contradiction to the letter DHS issued him saying he's not an enforcement priority.

Please join us in calling 7208752050 to reach Jeffrey Lynch, Deputy Field Office Director right now. Arturo belongs with his family! This action seems to target activists for taking public stances for immigrant families. Nothing about Arturo's case changed, the only change is in the republican administration. Regardless of what the administration claims about targeting certain people, it is clear that it is families that are being targeted and separated.

Please stand with Arturo!

2015-03-27 13:24:25 -0400

El Viernes pasado Ana recibio la noticia que el stay de Arturo fue negado mientras marcho con mas de 300 apoyadores. Muchos de ustedes estuvieron con ella cuando compartio la noticia. Ella y Arturo estan listos de seguir la lucha. Estas listo tambien?

Comparte la peticion https://bit.ly/KeepArturoHome

Lunes 30 de Marzo haz una llamada a Washington DC
Call ICE Director Saldana: (202)-732-3000
Call ERO Director Homas: (202)-732-5545
SAMPLE SCRIPT: "Hello I'm calling to ask that ICE stop the deportation of Arturo Armando Hernández Garcia (A087-952-389). I was deeply (saddened,angered,disappointed) that his stay was denied last week. Arturo is a man of deep faith and a small businessman who has lived in the United States for more than 15 years. He is the sole economic support of his family, a father of two daughters, one an American citizen, and they need him at home. Arturo Hernández is a perfect example of someone who should be granted discretion."

2015-03-27 13:23:42 -0400

Last Friday we turned our prayer in to a march to the courthouse with over 300 supporters. Ana received word that Arturo's stay was denied as we marched. They decided to keep marching. She and Arturo are ready to keep on going. Will you join us?

Share the petition widely https://bit.ly/KeepArturoHome

Monday, March 30th Make a call to Immigration in Washington
Call ICE Director Saldana: (202)-732-3000
Call ERO Director Homas: (202)-732-5545
SAMPLE SCRIPT: "Hello I'm calling to ask that ICE stop the deportation of Arturo Armando Hernández Garcia (A087-952-389). I was deeply (saddened,angered,disappointed) that his stay was denied last week. Arturo is a man of deep faith and a small businessman who has lived in the United States for more than 15 years. He is the sole economic support of his family, a father of two daughters, one an American citizen, and they need him at home. Arturo Hernández is a perfect example of someone who should be granted discretion."

2015-01-23 00:38:21 -0500

We're at 1,300 signatures. Help us get to 3,000 by sharing Mariana, Arturo's daughter's, message!
Estamos a 1,300 firmas. Ayudanos lograr 3,000 o mas compartiendo este mensaje de Mariana, la hija de Arturo.
http://youtu.be/A3iP9SPnD0Y
http://youtu.be/EskmchK6M-o

2014-12-01 02:40:55 -0500

1,000 signatures reached

2014-10-26 23:36:51 -0400

500 signatures reached

2014-10-25 14:31:35 -0400

Arturo and his family thank you for signing the petition. They are so encouraged to see so many signatures in such a short period of time! You can see video of the ceremony welcoming Arturo into Sanctuary here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yV9DBdIWpy8

2014-10-23 12:26:26 -0400

100 signatures reached

2014-10-22 22:04:54 -0400

50 signatures reached

2014-10-22 19:29:05 -0400

25 signatures reached

2014-10-22 16:00:10 -0400

10 signatures reached