On Tuesday, January 30th, after he was repeatedly bullied by his classmates, he decided to defend himself. Things escalated and he found himself in an altercation with one of the bullies. Instead of de-escalating the situation, and guiding Dennis and his classmate in reconciliation, HISD’s troubling protocol allowed HISD Police Department to arrest Dennis on charges of assault, which the District Attorney immediately filed against him. Within hours he was transferred to Harris County Jail where an ICE hold was placed on him for being undocumented.
Dennis has been transferred between three different ICE detention centers since January 31, 2018. Thanks to the support of his donors, Dennis was able to secure legal representation.
On April 3, 2018, Dennis will go before a judge with hopes of securing a bond for his release from ICE detention. All donations will now be used to secure Dennis' bond pending it being offered at his April 3rd court date.