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Marlon Arboleada Asked To Surrender To ICE, Stop Deportation Of Dreamer

Colombian Nationals, Brothers

 

In Deportation

 

 Mauro Arboleda granted deferred action; Marlon Arboleda  waits his fate.

The Arboleda brothers, Mauro and Marlon, came to the US from Colombia to escape violence in the huge country poised at the tip of South America.  The year 2004 was a bad one for those who lived in a country stricken by a civil war for years.   In fear for their lives, the brothers fled Colombia for the United States.  In 2007, the brothers filed for asylum, claiming their lives would be at risk if they were returned to Colombia.

A few weeks ago, Mauro, who tutors students, was stopped by ICE while on the way to give a lesson.  ICE had been setting up roadblocks near the house and stopped the Colombian immigrant.  Despite having a license, he was detained.  After hearing news of the event, brother Marlon refused to leave the house.  Living in fear is something nearly all immigrants share in common.  However, Marlon was especially fearful.

 

 

Arboleda Brothers, deportation, ICE, asylumCommunity protest in support of the Arboleda Brothers

Recently, ICE granted Mauro deferred status, meaning he can stay in the country for a longer time.  Why not?  This is a brilliant honors student who graduated from the University of Houston with a BA in finance and a minor in global energy management.  The eager student wants to continue his studies and plans to take the GRE exam, a requirement for students who seek advanced degrees.  Mauro wants to study mechanical engineering at the University of Houston.

Now it is Marlon’s turn.  ICE has asked him to turn himself in assuring the youth he will be granted deferred status, as well.  Why the youth must subject himself to ICE detention if the agency plans to grant him deferred status remains to be seen.   The community is concerned for both brothers and has come to support them.  Please sign their petition and help these brothers remain in the US.


The US cannot continue to deport it’s brightest people and continue to compete in a world economy.   Worse, it cannot continue to educate youths, then attempt to compete against them after deporting them, and not fall behind in world affairs.  The practice of deporting capable young people to satisfy quotas must come to a stop.  That is why Rep. Luis Gutierrez has proposed Pres. Barak Obama issue an executive order haling deportation of Dream eligible students pending a willing congress who addresses our broken immigration system.

Please support these two brothers and sign their petition.  Let’s make this a better America for everyone who wants to live the American Dream!

 

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Listen to director Jesse Salmeron of Dreamer, a True American Story and Actress Vannessa Vasquez on Un Dia Sin Fronteras, Monday, July 25th, 2011 at Noon Mountain Standard Time on 1150 am radio with talk show host Tim Paynter!  For those living out of the Denver area, a live internet feed is available!  You can call in for live conversation at 303.337.1150.

Dreamer A True American Story

Actress Vannessa Vasquez

 

 


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