FREE Javi!

This is to all the friends, co-workers, and professional acquaintances of Javier Valadez.

Javi was picked up last Wednesday at his house by Immigration (ICE). They are currently holding him at the Johnson Detention Center awaiting a deportation hearing.

The ramifications of deportation are serious. Javi will not even be allowed to re-enter the country or apply for citizenship for 10 years minimum. This means we will likely never see him again unless we take the occasional trip to Mexico.

Javi was brought to the US as an undocumented immigrant when he was 12 years old by his parents, he has spent the last 15 years of his life in the US. I met him as a teenager in high school.

Javi is a known local artist, co-founder of THRWD magazine, a full time worker, father of a beautiful American daughter, and full-time student busting his ass to take classes at night to become a petroleum engineer--a career that is in extremely high demand with a limited supply, a career that will benefit America's position in the global energy market for decades to come.

Since Javi is in detention his income has stopped, he has likely lost his job and also now been forced to lose all credit for this semester of his engineering degree. Meanwhile his legal costs are mounting in addition to his regular financial obligations.

Javi is going to need financial help with the following:


--Court cost and clerical legal fees

--Bail bond, if one is offered

--Baby sitters for Sophia

--Lost income from his detention

Please, if Javi has ever meant anything to you in your life do whatever is in your power to help.

Do your part to help Javi get released and sent back home to his beautiful family.

Thank you all so much

So we remember who it is we're doing this for. A birthday video Javi sent his little sister studying in Mexico for her birthday.


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Organizer and beneficiary

Stephen Ketner 
Frisco, TX
Javier Valadez Jr. 
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