Jorge Oliva, a father of two young children, now sits in a Wisconsin detention facility awaiting deportation to Mexico, after being arrested during a peaceful Black Lives Matter protest in downtown Fort Wayne, IN.
The deportation proceedings came after Mr. Oliva walked alongside Sheriff Gladieux during a “Unity March” that followed the initial racial unrest in our city. But not long after the march, Mr. Oliva was picked up by law enforcement, taken by ICE, and transferred to Clay County Detention Center. He has since been transported to a Wisconsin facility and has no contact with his family. The charges? Obstructing traffic by protesting in the street and resisting arrest. Oliva was brought to the United States as a minor with his mother and siblings.
Sign this petition to urge Robert Guadian, Chicago ICE Field Director, to immediately release Jorge to his family. Then, Call him at (312) 347-2400. And, ask your friends and family to do the same.