Bring Andres Home
After three decades building his home and career in the U.S., Andres Magaña-Ortiz's request for a stay of removal was denied by two judges in the ninth circuit. On July 9th, 2017, he was forced to leave the country, his family, and his three children behind. Magaña-Ortiz, a well-respected farm owner and known figure in the Kona coffee industry, had previously been granted a stay while he worked to obtain his citizenship.
The Trump administration's immigration policies are directly to blame for the reversal of the stay request by Andres. His case is proof that these policies ruthlessly target anyone for deportation regardless of their background, contribution to the economy, compliance to U.S. laws, or even heavy familial ties. In short, this is a warning sign to all citizens who care about the expansion of cruel immigration policies and removal tactics. Sign the petition to Bring Andres Home today!