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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 7.12.19
Clay Introduces Legislation to Free Alex Garcia and Remove Threat of Deportation
“Families belong together, and this family has suffered enough.”
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Wm. Lacy Clay (D) Missouri has introduced legislation to free Alex Garcia, a Honduran refugee currently residing in sanctuary at a church in St. Louis County. Garcia, who is married to an American citizen and has five American-born children, has been the subject of a protracted legal battle with the Department of Homeland Security who are attempting to deport him.
“Alex Garcia and his brave family have suffered enough,” said the Congressman. “My bill would adjust his immigration status to permanent legal resident of the United States and it would also rescind all orders of removal; reuniting this family, ending the threat of deportation, and allowing them to return to a stable, productive life.
ICE raids against innocent immigrants and refugees do nothing to enhance our national security, but they do great damage to children by traumatizing them for no good reason. As history has demonstrated, refugees and immigrants make our country stronger, culturally richer, and add to the diverse fabric of America.”