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Man With Down Syndrome Detained by ICE

Detained by ICE

Family members are appealing the arrest and detention of a Guatemalan man with special needs in Florida. Juan Gaspar-García was taken into custody by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on March 28, 2018. He is currently being held in a Broward detention center pending a final decision in his case. According to his family, Gaspar-García has Down syndrome and diabetes, both of which present health risks that require treatment on a regular basis. His brother was also taken into custody at the same time but was released because of the protections of the Deferred Actions for Childhood Arrival (DACA) act.

No Protections for Special Needs

Although Gaspar-García also entered the U.S. as a minor, his diminished capacity prevented him from understanding or applying for DACA protections. According to his sister, Gaspar-García “probably does not understand why he is there or what is happening.” His plight has attracted the attention and support of local activists. Some of these individuals noted that of the 1.8 million people eligible for protection under DACA, only 800,000 applied for the program. The case of Gaspar-García highlights the potential fate of the other million who failed to seek protection under DACA.

ICE Engaged in Criminal Investigation of Employer

ICE officials indicated that Gaspar-García was picked up during the execution of a criminal search warrant of his employer, TentLogix. According to ICE, almost 30 undocumented immigrants were arrested during this process. Gaspar-García has remained in detention since his arrest. His family is seeking the help of a qualified Miami immigration lawyer to represent Gaspar-García to allow him to remain with his family members in the U.S.

The Need for Professional Help

Working with a qualified Miami immigration lawyer can be a good first step toward resolving immigration issues and protecting your right to remain in the U.S. legally. These dedicated legal professionals can deliver the right options for your situation and can help you deal with ICE and other immigration authorities on a more even footing.

If you need a qualified Miami immigration lawyer, the team at Pozo Goldstein can provide you with the representation and the support you need to resolve your issues. Our lawyers include a former judge and two former immigration prosecutors, ensuring that you receive the expert advice needed for your case. Call us today at 305-856-0400 to set up a free consultation in our office. At Pozo Goldstein, we are here to serve you.