Legal Defense Fund for Pedro Martin

This GoFundMe is for a legal defense fund for Pedro Martin Navarro, who was imprisoned in Ohio by ICE in June of 2018.  Pedro is a peaceful, kind, educated professional in film and new media and a colleague to many here in the US. While awaiting a change in his immigration status that will allow him to work and study here, a car he was riding in was stopped by Ohio's highway patrol, and under the new administration's zero tolerance policy, he was targeted for deportation despite the pending change in his immigration status, which is set to go in effect this October.

Pedro was put imprisoned in Ohio while he awaited a bail hearing.  He broke no laws and harmed no one, and yet was put in prison without a hearing for nearly a month.

Your support will help him pay the lawyers he needs to delay his deportation long enough to gain his legal status.  If he is deported to Cuba he will face persecution at home and will no longer be allowed to leave his home country.  His only desire is to continue to bridge cultural projects between his home nation and to ours, and to contribute to a kinder, more creative world.  Please keep this kind and gentle soul from falling victim to a vicious policy.  Fight ignorance, support Pedro!


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Pedro Martin Navarro 
Los Angeles, CA
Arisbel Abelarde Aguero 
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