UPDATED July 23, 2019
For eighteen years, Jose Robles worked to provide for his family in the United States. But that work was put on hold June 28, 2018 when Jose entered sanctuary at Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Seattle, WA. Jose was welcomed into the church to avoid deportation to Mexico; sanctuary providing a means to remain near his family while awaiting certification and adjudication of a U-Visa (a legal adjustment to his immigration status for which he is eligible because he was victim of a violent crime and has cooperated with the police investigation).
Members of local faith communities with neighboring businesses and individuals helped generously with family expenses during the long time Jose was in sanctuary without income. Now, circumstances have changed. Jose was arrested on July 17, 2019 when he went with his attorney to ICE to file a stay of deportation. He is currently detained at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma.
As a network advocates for his release, we want to remove the financial burden of legal expenses from Jose and family. Your contribution will help cover costs for professional legal representation in Jose's case. Any money raised beyond legal expenses will be used for ongoing support of the Robles family while Jose is in detention. Learn more online at www.sanctuarydowntownseattle.com
Thank you for generously supporting the work of keeping this family connected and working to reunite them. #familiesbelongtogether #freejose