Don’t Deport Gaston, Keep The Cazares Family Together

Petition to ICE

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We need your support to prevent the deportation of Gaston Cazares Rodriguez (A#077209090) father of two U.S. citizen children, one of whom has autism.

Gaston came to this country at the age of seventeen in hopes of building a better life for his future family and has lived in the U.S. for nearly thirty years. Since living in San Diego, Gaston has built deep roots as a community leader. He has attended the same church for twenty-nine years and has worked at the same company for fifteen years as a trusted and valued employee.


Nineteen years ago he went to visit family in Mexico and was apprehended at the border. He was told to sign papers that he did not understand and only recently found out what the forms had stated.

In July 2011 ICE conducted an I-9 audit at Gaston’s workplace and because Gaston always worked under his own name, ICE identified him as having had a previous deportation. Four months later, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, ICE detained Gaston in front of his home. Gaston was arrested in front of his eleven year old daughter as they were getting into the car to drive to school.

Gaston spent the holidays in a federal jail that year, where he was held for two months for having entered the country after a previous deportation. He was then transferred to ICE custody where he petitioned to stay in the country due to his need to care for his son with autism. He was granted humanitarian discretion and allowed to stay in the county under the condition that he would present himself to the ICE office whenever requested, typically once a year.

For the past five years Gaston has upheld his commitment and has presented himself for his annual check-ins with ICE. During his check-in in January of this year, he was told to report back in April for his deportation. In April, his attorney submitted a petition for humanitarian discretion along with a petition from Congressman Juan Vargas requesting ICE provide discretion to Gaston’s case. The ICE officer collected the information for review and requested that Gaston report back in April 2018.

Only three months later, however, Gaston received a letter in the mail requesting he report back to ICE on Thursday, August 31st, 2017. *Update: Gaston's meeting with ICE has been rescheduled to September 28th, 2017 at 9:00am. Things are not looking promising, so we really need you to sign and share this petition.

Gaston is the breadwinner and pillar of his family, and needed at home. He lives in Carlsbad with his wife and two U.S. citizen children, including a fifteen year old son with autism. We call on ICE to allow Gaston to stay with his family so that he can continue to provide a safe and stable life for them. His teenage daughter relies on his presence and support as her high school graduation approaches and she continues onto college. Not to mention, Gaston's son with autism who's well-being and progress heavily relies on the consistency and guidance of his father.

Please support Gaston and his family by signing the petition.

*Your information will not be shared. We will reach out to you with updates and similar calls to actions as we continue to advocate for social justice. Thank you

Petition by
UndocuMedia Inc
Compton, California
Sponsored by
512-x-512
Compton, CA

To: Petition to ICE
From: [Your Name]

To Whom It May Concern, I am writing to you in support of Gaston Cazares Rodriguez (A#077209090) father of two U.S. citizen children, one of whom has autism. Gaston came to this country at the age of seventeen in hopes of building a better life for his future family and has lived in the U.S. for nearly thirty years. Since living in San Diego, Gaston has built deep roots as a community leader. He has attended the same church for twenty-nine years and has worked at the same company for fifteen years as a trusted and valued employee. For the past five years Gaston has upheld his commitment and has presented himself for his annual check-ins with ICE. During his check-in in January of this year, he was told to report back in April for his deportation. In April, his attorney submitted a petition for humanitarian discretion along with a petition from Congressman Juan Vargas requesting ICE provide discretion to Gaston’s case. The ICE officer collected the information for review and requested that Gaston report back in April 2018. About three months later, however, Gaston received a letter in the mail requesting he report back to ICE on Thursday, August 31st, 2017. Gaston is the breadwinner and pillar of his family, and needed at home. He lives in Carlsbad with his wife and two U.S. citizen children, including a fifteen year old son with autism. Please allow Gaston to stay with his family so that he can continue to provide a safe and stable life for them. His teenage daughter relies on his presence and support as her high school graduation approaches and she continues onto college. Not to mention, Gaston's son with autism who's well-being and progress heavily relies on the consistency and guidance of his father. Thank you.