Support Bryhan Andrade's DACA Deportation Fight

Hello, On Thursday January 17, 2020 Bryhan Rojas (also known as “Baar” to his community) and his girlfriend Ruka were driving across country heading back to New York where they live. They had spent the last few weeks traveling the country. They were stopping in different cities and exploring Americas natural beauty. On their way to see the white sands in Las Cruces, NM, they ran into an immigration checkpoint. Bryan has been a DACA recipient and a resident of this country for almost 20 years. Bryhan was brought to the United States by his parents when he was just 6 years old. Danbury, CT has been Bryhan’s home for his entire life. He went to school here and graduated from Henry Abbott Technical High School as an electrician. Bryhan has been apart of the Danbury community since he arrived in this country. He had just recently moved to Brooklyn, New York  to expand his opportunities. Bryhan is a tax payer, electrician and aspiring tattoo artist. His creative abilities and artist talent has gained him insight with renowned tattoo artists around the world. 

Bryhan has been a DACA recipient since 2017. There was a lapse in Bryan’s DACA paperwork and it was up for renewal in February 2019. In previous years, this would have been something Bryhan could work on with his immigration attorney back in CT. Bryhan was actively working on becoming a citizen and establishing himself in a legal manner. He was following the rules to the best of his knowledge and he was unaware that his DACA paperwork needed to be updated so quickly.

Given the current political climate, ICE is ‘treating everyone like a prisoner.’’ They are ‘ruthless’ taking people in. Now that we have had the opportunity to speak with multiple immigration lawyers, we realize how difficult this battle can be. Bryhan has been able to reach out via phone calls and it is heart breaking to hear the helplessness in his voice. He has been sleeping on a floor where people are defecating next to him. It is inhumane regarding the conditions he is in. After speaking to his lawyer we have learned he may be in these conditions for a possibility of 3 months. What we have learned is that he will need a bail hearing and then a deportation hearing. The bail hearing will cost $3,500 paid upfront. If granted bail it will range from $10,000-$50,000 also paid in full upfront. We are asking for as much help as possible at this time.  

Bryhan is a one of a kind friend, he has a unique personality. One heartwarming characteristic about Bryhan is that he’s selfless and unconditional. He is the person that you can always count on, day or night. Bryhan always shows up for his friends and family and that is why we are asking anyone and everyone for their support. We know that we cannot help him alone and this will take a community of support and resources. Please share his story and reach out to us if you would like to help.  

If Bryhan is set bail and can be bonded out, it is estimated his bond could cost between $10,000-50,000. The initial cost of an attorney is $3,500. These costs will undoubtedly increase. Bryhan is the type of person that would spend the rest of his life trying to repay everyone for their generosity. We are setting a goal of $5,000 which should cover some of the initial costs and we hope to exceed this number. 

If anyone wants to support Bryhan in another way, we are hoping to have letters from former employers, teachers, friends, anyone, at his bond hearing. If you want to write a letter on behalf of Bryhan, he would be so appreciative. This letter needs to be notarized. If you are in the Danbury, CT area, we will notarize your letters for free at 70 West St, Danbury CT. These can be handwritten or typed. Once you have a notarized letter, you can mail it to his lawyer, Constance Wannamaker 1519 Montana Ave El Paso, TX, 79902, ATTN: Bryhan Andrade Rojas. You can also take a picture and email it to as a record. 44894336_157956407759470_r.jpeg

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Jordan Beck 
Danbury, CT
Bryhan Andrade Rojas 
Alan Ramirez 
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