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This Senator Live Tweeted His Desperate Attempt To Save A Mother And Child From A ‘Death Sentence’ Deportation

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Senator Bob Casey represents Pennsylvania, home to one of three detention centers in the U.S. that house undocumented families. The facility, Berks County Residential Center, has made news in the past with protesters demanding the facility be shut down. Now, the same detention center has made news for the fast-tracked deportation of a 5-year-old boy and his mother back to Honduras. When Sen. Casey was made aware of the speedy deportation, he took to Twitter to ask the Department of Homeland Security, President Trump, and Reince Priebus to take action and spare the deportees from a “potential death sentence” that awaits them in Honduras. Here’s what we know so far.

Senator Bob Casey of Pennsylvania immediately made his followers aware of the urgent situation a mother and young child are facing.


The unnamed Honduran immigrants were held at the Berks County Residential Center since December 2015.

According to Sen. Casey, the mother witnessed the death of her cousin at the hands of gang members.


As witnesses of a crime, it put them in immediate danger of death by the same gang.


A Special Immigrant Juvenile Status is granted to children who have been abused, neglected, or abandoned, according to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services website.

Despite the two seeking asylum to prevent being sent back to danger, they were scheduled for deportation at an accelerated rate.


Sen. Casey urged his followers to tweet the Dept. of Homeland Security to echo his phone call request of saving this mother and child.


And he even called on Trump directly to do something about the situation.


There were two possible flights the two could be on: a direct flight or one with a layover.


But the senator didn’t get an answer about which flight they were on.


Sen. Casey tweeted that DHS was aware that the family had secured the necessary paperwork to avoid this speedy deportation.


He also shared when he got the confirmation that the only people who could stop this are in the White House.


The Pennsylvania senator appeared on MSNBC to argue for the safe return of the mother and child back to the U.S.


Despite his repeated requests, the senator has received no information on the fate or current location of the family.


READ: President Trumps Deportation Demands Are Putting ICE And Border Patrol Into Compromising Positions

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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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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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