Free Claudio Rojas

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Raised by 171 people in 2 months
Created March 3, 2019
The Rojas Family
on behalf of Claudio Rojas
From Sundance Documentary to Deportation...  Bring Claudio Home! 

Claudio Rojas was born in Argentina, and came to the United States in the year 2000.  He has two sons in the U.S., both DACA holders, and is now the grandfather of a two-month old American citizen.

In 2012, Claudio was detained by ICE.  He was held in the Broward Detention Center for seven months.  During that time, he worked with members of the National Immigrant Youth Alliance to organize the detention center and expose cases of abuse inside.  That work led to a letter signed by 26 members of congress demanding an investigation of the detention center.

The story of Claudio's time in detention was just told in an award-winning feature film, The Infiltrators, which premiered at Sundance in January of 2019.

Weeks after the premier of the film, on February 27th 2019, Claudio was detained at his routine check-in with ICE.  Since his previous detention, Claudio been checking in with ICE for seven years, without incident.  He has no criminal record and has a pending case with USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Service).  

Claudio was planning on attending the Florida premiere of The Infiltrators at the Miami Film Festival with family and friends from his church.

Despite the fact that he has a pending visa, no criminal record, and deep family and community ties in this country, ICE deported Claudio to Argentina on April 4th.

Without their father / grandfather, the Rojas family is in crisis.  They need help to pay for legal bills and to cover domestic bills as they build the campaign to bring Claudio back.

Please consider donating - let's bring Claudio home!

MIAMI HERALD: He exposed abuse at a Florida immigrant detention center. Now he’s in prison.  

WASHINGTON POST: He stars in a new film about infiltrating an ICE detention center. Now ICE has locked him up again. 

NEW YORKER RADIO HOUR:  Getting detained by ICE, on purpose 

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Raised by 171 people in 2 months
Created March 3, 2019
The Rojas Family
on behalf of Claudio Rojas
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