On a recent September morning, agents of Immigration Customs Enforcement came knocking on Fredd Reyes’ door. It was 5 AM and Fredd was asleep after a long night of studying for his exam at Guilford Technical Community College that very same day. Fredd was handcuffed by Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) and taken from his North Carolina home to North Georgia Detention Center then transferred to the infamous Stewart Detention center in Lumpkin, Georgia. He faces imminent deportation.

Take action now and let’s get him home for Thanksgiving!

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1. Call Do Price, Field Officer at Stewart Detention Center, at 229-838-1187 to urge deferral on Fredd’s case. (The voicemail is for a different name, but this is the correct number to call)

Call-in script: “Hi, I am calling to ask that you defer Fredd Reyes’ removal. His A# is 073189270. He is a hard working, talented student, and is an asset to North Carolina and the United States.”

2. Call Senator Kay Hagan (D-NC) at 877-852-9462, and ask her to co-sponsor and support the DREAM Act, a bill that would give youth like Fredd the chance to no longer live in fear and to serve their communities.

3. Sign the online petition: http://www.change.org/petitions/view/locked_up_for_spending_22_years_in_the_us_-_bring_fredd_reyes_home_for_thanksgiving

Below is some additional background on Fredd’s story:

Twenty-two years ago, Fredd’s family fled their native Guatemala in the face of death threats and persecution. Needless to say, they haven’t been back since. In spite of the clear danger they faced back in Guatemala, our broken immigration system denied their bid for asylum in 2000.

Fredd earned his Associates Degree from Davidson County Community College and transferred to Guilford Tech to continue his education.

Fredd DREAMs of utilizing his acting and singing skills to become a professional actor and renowned singer.

Like others who have faced the injustice of our broken immigration system and the Stewart Facility, Fredd has an approved green card awaiting him on the other side of the walls that now deprive him of his freedom. The only thing stopping him from being at home with his family is ICE’s stubborn refusal to open his case.

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