Immigrant Youth Demand ICE Release Mother Fighting Stage-4 Cancer From Detention Camp

Sheridan Aguirre Press Releases

DACA Recipient Fights to Stop His Mother’s Deportation Ahead of Supreme Court Hearing on the Future of DACA; Congress Must Defund ICE & CBP Now!

For Immediate Release
Contact: Sheridan Aguirre | sheridan@unitedwedream.org | 202.793.2267

Washington, D.C. — Tania Romero is a mother and 20  year resident of Atlanta who immigrated from Honduras in the late 1990s. In August of 2019, Tania was arrested and transferred to the Irwin County Detention Camp in Atlanta, Georgia.

Tania is recovering from stage-4 cancer and has not received medical treatment in the two months she has been imprisoned.

Her son, Cristian Romero, a DACA recipient, has launched a petition with over 30,000 signatures urging the Atlanta ICE Field Office to release his mother. Ahead of the Supreme Court’s hearing on the future of DACA on November 12, it is urgent that Congress stop approving more cash for the deportation force.

Cynthia Garcia Castro, Deportation Defense Program Manager of United We Dream, said:

“Our country is at a crossroads. In just a few days, the Supreme Court will hear the case on DACA and must decide whether it will protect youth like Cristian or greenlight Trump’s plan to add DACA recipients to the list of people he’s already targeting, much like the mothers, fathers, and trans people who have been put in harm’s way by ICE and CBP.

Cristian and Tania deserve nothing less than the freedom to thrive in the country they call home. We urge the Atlanta ICE Field Office to #ReleaseTaniaNow and call on Congress to defund the deportation force that is hunting and abusing our community members.”

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United We Dream is the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the nation, a powerful network made up of over 400,000 members and 48 affiliate organizations across 26 states. UWD’s vision is to build a multi-racial, multi-ethnic movement of young people who organize and advocate at the local and national levels for the dignity and justice of immigrants and communities of color in the United States.