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His Wife Had To Stop Him From Going Back To Work Since He Only Has 30 Days Before ICE Takes Him Back

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After being detained at work just a week ago by ICE, Arturo Hernandez Garcia has been granted a 30-day reprieve to go see his daughter graduate from high school. Once the 30-day period is over, Hernandez Garcia is expected to be taken into custody by ICE. According to the Denver Post, the hope is that this reprieve gives him more time to petition to stay in the U.S. for good.


Arturo Hernandez-Garcia, an ICE detainee, was released temporarily to attend his daughter’s graduation.

Hernandez gained national attention after being the first undocumented person to seek sanctuary from deportation in Colorado back in 2015 and was subsequently holed up in a church basement for some time. After living in his town for 17 years with no criminal record, they must have felt it was safe to let Hernandez see his daughter, who came with Hernandez and his wife to the U.S. when she was just 3 months old, graduate from school. She is currently a High School senior and is in the DACA process.


And what’s the first thing Hernandez-Garcia wanted to do once he was out? Get back to work.

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After being released, and with at least 30 days to figure out what to do before being deported, the man has gotten back to his family and is anxious to get back to work. Although his wife stopped him, it speaks to the man’s core values. It’s heartbreaking that all he wants to do is have a normal life. He’s eager to work and be a member of a community he has called home for the last 18 years and he can’t.


See his full story below.

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According to an article out today in the Denver Post, a 2018 Gubernatorial Candidate, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter, said supports Hernandez-Garcia saying “Not only is Mr. Hernandez a contributing and valued member of this community, he is a parent of a U.S. citizen.”


[H/T] With his deportation delayed at least 30 days, Arturo Hernandez Garcia anxiously gets back to his family, work

READ: Thousands Of Non-Criminal Immigrants Have Been Arrested By ICE, Data Reveals


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