Dear MoveOn member,
Going against his own promises, Donald Trump's administration deported the first DREAMer we know of—someone with the legal right to live, work, and study in the United States under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. His name is Juan Manuel Montes.1
Will you join me by signing and sharing my petition demanding that Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly take immediate action to return 23 year-old Juan to his family? Click here to sign the petition now.
On February 17, Juan Manuel was walking to a taxi stand in his hometown in California when he was approached by border officials who asked for his papers. Though Juan Manuel was legally authorized to live and work in America through the DACA program, he was deported to Mexico just hours later.2
This is a direct consequence of Trump's mass deportation agenda and an unaccountable agency. Juan Manuel, who suffered a traumatic brain injury as a child and has a cognitive disability, must be reunited with his family in California as soon as possible.
—Greisa Martinez, United We Dream
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1. "Report: First protected ‘Dreamer’ deported under Trump," The Hill, April 18, 2017
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