ICE is trying to deport a U.S. Army combat veteran who served two tours in Afghanistan. Miguel Perez Jr. has been detained for 14 months and was denied a February 27 visit from his physician. He also has two children and had lived in the U.S. since he was 8.
His prospective deportation is due to a 2010 drug conviction and supporters want GOP senators Cornyn and Grassley to use their power to demand ICE halt it.
Cecilia Grcia of Familia Latina Unida stated at a press event, “I am appalled at the inhumane treatment that they’ve done to our soldier, our hero. He fought for this nation to defend my rights, and it is my due diligence now to defend him and this whole country should be appalled!”
Miguel’s father, Miguel Perez Sr. stated, “My son when to defend the Constitution. And he came back injured. And now, the Constitution won’t defend him. The system now wants to deport him from the country for which he was willing to give his life.”
His mother Esperanza Perez stated, “I am the mother of a hero. My son is my hero. It’s not fair what happened to my son. How this country…treats a soldier like that.”