ICE: Stop Patrick's Deportation!
Patrick Wivrow was brought to the U.S. from Mexico, when he was only 13. During his junior year at Bandera High School, his mother returned to Mexico, leaving Patrick in effect an orphan.
With help from his teachers and good-hearted people at his church, Patrick was able to graduate from high school. He earned enough to attend one semester at a San Antonio community college; unfortunately, he had to drop out from classes because having something eat and a place to live became a priority.
Patrick came to the attention of ICE due to a traffic violation. In April 21, 2011, on his way to work, Patrick was arrested for driving without a valid driver’s license in Bandera County. He then spent two weeks in Bandera County Jail, and was transferred to the detention center near Pearsall, Texas, where he was released with a $4000 bond.
Driving is the only way he can get to ranches where he works, which are located in the outskirts of the town. In December 2011, Patrick was arrested again for driving without a valid driver’s license. This time he only served 10 days in Bandera County Jail and was then released.
Patrick, now 24, aspires to join the U.S. armed forces. He wants to serve this country but is ineligible because of his immigration status. Since being abandoned by his mother, Patrick has worked on ranches taking care of horses to earn a living with great dedication and passion. He learned to love that profession and hopes to become a professional farrier.
Patrick is one of a thousand DREAMers in the country who would benefit from the DREAM Act; however, since our congress has not been able to pass such legislative relief, we are asking you to help Patrick receive an opportunity to remain in this country that has become his home.
Please sign this petition and ask John Morton, Director of ICE and U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano to grant Patrick prosecutorial discretion, followed by deferred action.
Grant Patrick prosecutorial discretion,followed by deferred action.