We urge y'all to take a few minutes of your day to support this campaign and #FreeRaulGomez! ✊🏾✊🏾 "Oxnard, California, September 13, 2017– RAUL GOMEZ, an Oxnard-based resident widely recognized as a community leader in the Mixteco community, was detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on Tuesday, August 29th, as he was leaving his home for work.
Mr. Gomez moved to Ventura County from his home state of Oaxaca with the goal of being able to support himself and his family. Mr. Gomez has no criminal background, and in recent years has built up his own tree trimming business in the Oxnard area.
Mr. Gomez’s arrest comes at a time when ICE raids and detentions have been rising sharply," said Lucas Zucker, Policy Director for the Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy (CAUSE). "His case is yet another example of how the Trump administration's mass deportations are tearing apart the fabric of our communities by ripping away community leaders, parents, neighbors, and business owners." Mr. Gomez’s hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, September 19th at 1pm, at the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) building, 300 N. Los Angeles Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012." #Not1More #HereToStay