Garcia Family Seperation

On the morning of June 27, 2018 just after 5:30 a.m. Israel Garcia (pictured above), the loving husband and father of 4, was pulled over and detained by ICE officials while on his way to work. Before he was stopped it was a routine morning just like every morning for the last 18+ years.  He never imagined that  his life was about to change immensely and more importantly that he would be ripped apart from his loved ones in such a heart wrenching, cruel, and unjust way. 
My brother-in-law came into this country like so many others in search of the opportunity to make a life for himself, to find suitable work, and to live free; a luxury that in many other places in this world is not afforded to them.  Once here he met my sister, they now have 4 kids ages 19,  14, 11, and 1.  These 4 kids and loving wife like so many others in our country today, now have more questions than answers.  They don't know when they will see their father again, they had visits through a glass while he was in detention but even those have been taken away, Israel has been transferred to another facility where now they can only see him through video. It is a nightmare! One we desperately wish to wake up from. The pain is never ending and its made worse because of the uncertainty of not knowing when and how it will end.  Israel is a good friend, brother, father, and son, so many people love him because of the warm genuinely caring heart.  He was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone who asked for it.  Now, my sister and her 4 kids need help. They need any and all help that you are willing to give to them.  Legal fees can be a mountain that become impossible to scale.  However, money should never be the reason why we allow ourselves to be pushed around much less when a family and a persons freedom is at risk.  If you find it within you to make a donation to this cause we hope to arm ourselves with a great defense team that will help us bring the fight into the court room so that this beautiful family can be reunited with their father. A child should never grow up without his or her father especially when all this man did was provide for his family.  Anything you decide to give will be greatly appreciated.  Thank you! Help us bring the fight!     

Mi compadre, y amigo, papa de mis 4 sobrinas y sobrinos, y esposo de mi hermana Israel Garcia fue detenido por oficiales del departamento de inmigracion.  Les pedimos ayuda para pelear la injusticia que ha llegado a nuestro pais.  No es justo de que una familia sea destrozada cuando uno solo busca salir adelante y luchar por una mejor vida por sus seres queridos.  Les pido que se toquen el corazon y nos ayuden con qualquier cantida para ayudar a un hermano que esta en una situacion muy inagradable y pesimamente triste.  Estos hijos necesitan a su papa y queremos hacer todo lo posible para ayudalos.  Se les agradece de todo corazon, gracias!

*Time sensitive as court dates are approaching quickly.
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Organizer and beneficiary

Alex Jose
Melrose Park, IL
Lissette Ojeda

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