On December 3rd, 2018, Sergio was arrested for a misdemeanor charge and posted a $1,500 bail in order to maintain his employment and continue to support, care, and provide for his family. However, Sergio was turned over to ICE by the San Mateo County Sheriff and has been detained in Mesa Verde Immigration Detention Facility in Bakersfield since December 4th, 2018.
Sergio is far away from his fiancé and three young children. It has been six months since he last saw anyone in his family. On June 4th, Sergio became eligible for and was granted a bond of $12,000 in order to be released. We need to raise these funds urgently in order to get Sergio home to his children. Our goal is to be able to pay the bond on July 17th when Sergio will have his final court hearing and obtain a decision on his case.
The previous GoFundMe campaign raised $2,355 to help cover related legal costs for Sergio’s withholding of removal petition. We fell a bit short of the $4,000 goal but Nora and the family appreciate everyone’s help in sharing and contributing toward our efforts to get Sergio home.