Arturo: Fighting to stay with family, community

Arturo is a loving husband, father of two children, and a small business owner who has lived in the United States for 15 years. His home is in Colorado with his family where he can fulfill his dream of seeing both his daughters off to college one day.

Arturo Hernandez Garcia has been married for 16 years and has two daughters – Mariana, a 15-year-old in the process of qualifying for DACA, and Andrea, a 9-year-old U.S. citizen. He and his family have lived in Colorado for 15 years. He 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 to 9 people annually. An active member of his community, he also contributes to a bible study in the Catholic Church and assists with local service projects.

In 2010, Arturo was unfairly arrested by local police, but was proven innocent in court and all charges were withdrawn. Unfortunately, even though he was acquitted, he was detained by immigration and deportation proceedings continued. ICE continues to deny Arturo’s appeals, saying that the suffering of his family is not reason enough to stop his deportation. He has now been living in sanctuary in Denver since October 2014 to fight his deportation.

His family continues to stand with him to fight his unjust deportation. Mariana, his eldest daughter, posted this video, advocating for his case.

Take action now for Arturo and his family – tell ICE officials to exercise prosecutorial discretion now! Sign Arturo’s petition here.