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Bring JSw!ft Home

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Music producer J-Sw!ft  ("Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde"), cannot get back into to the United States. After a concert in Vancouver, Canada with former Pharcyde group members Fat Lip and Tre Hardson, he was detained by US customs on January 15, 2015.  And while J-Sw!ft has resided in the US since 1974 as a Legal Permanent Resident (green card holder) he now faces deportation.

J-Sw!ft was born Juan Martinez in Madrid Spain, from an Afro Cuban musician father and a Spanish mother. At the age of six he and his family immigrated to the US and made a home in Inglewood, California. Although trained by his father to be a classical musician, in his teens he transformed into J-Sw!ft - hip hop producer. After achieving gold record status for his debut production for hip hop group The Pharcyde and thereafter battling a drug problem for a decade, J-Sw!ft faces his biggest challenge - the judicial stystem, which stands in the way of a reunion with his four children all who reside in Los Angeles.

John's Four Children

Here's What Happened:

Prior to the concert in Vancouver J-Sw!ft had a ruling for deportation on August 8, 2014 due to a prior felony conviction. On August 15, 2014 his legal rep filed an appeal against that ruling. While fighting his depotation J-Sw!ft toured nine countries in Europe with no incidence. But returning from Vancouer Canada on January 15, 2015 was a different story. Although his deportation case is on appeal and even though his papers state he's clear for travel til April 15, 2015, US Customs still denied him entry into US.  He is now fighting to prove his appeal allows him to travel outside of the US so that he can return to the US and continue fighting the appeal.

The financial need:  J-Sw!ft is raising $25,000 for legal fees.


John Martinez
Los Angeles, CA

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