Salvador Lara came to the United States when he was 14 years old to live with his sister’s family in Marshalltown, Iowa, and has been an active member of his community ever since.
He was detained by ICE two weeks ago in Marshalltown, Iowa and is being held in Marshall County Jail. If Salvador was deported he would have no family and no community to go back to.
Last year the Obama Administration directed Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to make deportations of young people who could qualify for the DREAM Act a low priority.
ICE Director John Morton needs to hear that Salvador Lara’s community and future is here in the United States and he should not be deported!
Salvador needs your help!
Iowa CCI supports the DREAM Act – a bill that would give immigrant students the opportunity to study and work in the United States. Salvador was an active leader of CCI’s Dream Team. He met with Senator Grassley and other legislators and engaged his peers to support the DREAM Act in 2010. Instead of deportation, young immigrants with full potential like Salvador should be able to further their education and use their skills to improve our communities. For more information on the DREAM Act, click here.
More about Salvador:
Salvador lives with his sister’s family in Marshalltown, Iowa and is an important part of his nieces and nephews’ lives. He went to Marshalltown High School and after graduation attended Marshalltown Community College until his family could not afford to send him to school anymore.
After leaving college Salvador continued to be an active member of the Marshalltown community. He volunteers his time to coach 6th through 8th grade soccer teams at the local school and also volunteered at the Marshalltown Public Library. He worked with Latina girls to form the first all-latina soccer team in Marshalltown by helping them raise money for uniforms and coach the team.
Your calls will make the difference!
Calls are faster and more effective, so please make a call. Once you’ve made the call please contact us by emailing Ruth Schultz at ruth @ iowacci.org so we can track how many calls we’ve generated.
If you would like to write a letter send it to:
Director John Morton
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
500 12th St., SW
Washington, D.C. 20536
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