Relatives of Javier Castillo Maradiaga and pro-immigrant activists demanded compliance with the executive order of President Joe Biden that put a stop to deportations, which would prevent the Honduran from being sent to their country this Monday.
Castillo, 27, a resident of the New York county of The Bronx, was brought to this country when he was 7 years old and has been in a detention center in Louisiana for 14 months.
BREAKING: Attorneys for Javier Castillo Maradiaga, who is DACA-eligible, say local ICE officials in Louisiana keep telling him he will be deported on Monday.
An official with ICE tells me I have won’t:
– Cristian Benavides (@cbenavidesTV) January 24, 2021
The Honduran, who qualifies for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, in which his sister Dariela Moncada participates, is one of a group of immigrants who are expected to be deported at two in the morning of that Monday .
This week new President Biden signed an executive order putting a high of 100 days to deportations, with a few exceptions.
Although the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Service (ICE) assured New York Channel 11 that they respect the executive order, Castillo’s defense affirmed that the deportation order is still in force for this Monday.
“My son belongs to this country,” said his mother, whose name was not indicated, during a demonstration in support of the immigrant in the plaza. Foley Square in Manhattan, steps from ICE headquarters in New York.
Javier Castillo Maradiaga is a 27 y / or DACA-eligible Bronx resident facing deportation tomorrow.
His mother, an essential worker, demands his immediate release & return to the Bronx.
– eddie (@EddieATaveras) January 24, 2021
He then asked “since when is ensuring the welfare and future of our children a crime? If it’s a crime, I’m going to do it again ”·
Moncada, who was holding a sign with the message “free my son” while other protesters held photos of Javier, also addressed politicians to affirm that “we want answers, not promises.”
“The only crime we have committed (by emigrating to the US) is wanting a better future and being useful to this country that has adopted us,” said the woman, a front-line employee who works cleaning a hospital, what he did during the covid-19 pandemic.
– Terry Lawson (@terry_d_lawson) January 24, 2021
“I want to ask all mothers how it feels not to be able to give their son a hug in 14 months, not to give him a word of encouragement if he feels bad,” he said.
The new congressman for the Bronx Ritchie Torres wrote a letter to Immigration, concerned about the future of the Honduran, also points out Pix 11.