The Community Stands Behind Luis Zarco!
"Don't take away my daddy". This is what Jose Luis Zarco's eldest daughter has to say, when confronted with the possibility that her father may be deported. Jhorgelly is only 8 years old and does not understand, why ICE wants to take her father away.
On June 7, 2011, Luis was stopped for crossing a red light. He was arrested for having no valid driver's license. Although the charges have been dropped, he is still in deportation proceedings. Since seeing her father taken away by the police, Jhorgelly has retreated into a fantasy world, where at times she has not been able to tell the difference between reality and imagination. With regular therapy, she has gotten much better; but the stress caused by the possibility of losing her father is still affecting her and her siblings.
Luis has lived in Charlotte since 1999. Since arriving in Charlotte, he has gotten married and has 3 American-born children. He works in construction and volunteers on the weekends with Habitat for Humanity. Jose Luis wants to pursue the American dream.
However, he is currently in the process of being deported. Luis has no criminal record and should be allowed to stay here with his family. He is a hardworking father and role model for his community. His dream is to see his children grow up into wonderful productive American adults.
According to the memo issued by ICE Director John Morton last year, Luis is not a priority for deportation and should be granted favorable exercise of prosecutorial discretion. Luis is an excellent father whose only wish is to raise his children with his wife and family. Jhorgelly has already suffered enough and the entire family is suffering. Jhorgelly deserves to grow up with her father by her side.
Please join us on Thursday, October 25th and let ICE know that the community stands behind Luis.
5701 Executive Center Dr
Charlotte, NC 28212
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