“Abandoning my children is not a choice I can make. I live for them, and I will fight to stay with them,” says Jose Juan.
When Jose Juan was placed in deportation proceedings and ordered to leave his wife and children behind by the Chicago Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office, our church took emergency moral action and welcomed him into Sanctuary.
To help us fight to keep this family together, we started a petition to Chicago ICE and the Department of Homeland security who can keep Jose Juan home.
Jose Juan has called Illinois home for almost half of his life. His US citizen children – ages 2-14 – have never known any other home.
Jose Juan made a mistake and was was charged with an “aggravated” DUI. The aggravated charge is solely because as an undocumented immigrant he had no access to a driver’s license. As people of faith, we believe that we are always more than our mistakes and that all of God’s children deserve second chances. Faith compels us to respond to injustice, to welcome the stranger, and to promote families staying together.
You can also support Jose’s family by clicking here.
Volunteer to accompany Jose Juan by emailing the volunteer coordinator here.