For Immediate release // Please Excuse Cross Posting
August 30th, 2017
Contact: Armando Carmona, 323-250-3018; firstname.lastname@example.org
Los Angeles, CA – Today, Romulo Avelica is scheduled to attend a bond hearing at the Adelanto Detention Center in San Bernardino County, a prison designed to detain immigrants. For months, his family and supporters have been fighting for his immediate release.
ICE arrested Romulo on February 28 in East Los Angeles while he was dropping off his two youngest daughters at school. Romulo averted immediate deportation following his arrest, but has been detained at Adelanto since then. His case has garnered national and international attention.
Earlier this month, the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) stayed Romulo’s deportation and overturned a prior deportation order. He has a pending U visa application related to a crime his wife suffered, and the BIA ordered the Immigration Judge to reconsider his application for cancellation of removal.
NOTE: Pending Romulo Avelica’s Immediate Release on Wednesday August 30th, the following schedule is set to remain.
Wednesday August 30th 2017:
10:00am – Bond Hearing at Adelanto Detention Center
Statements will be issued outside of the detention center (expected response by 12:00pm PST)
Thursday August 31st 2017:
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Press Conference & Rally Outside for Romulo
LA Hall of Justice – LA Sheriff’s Department (211 W Temple St, Los Angeles, CA 90012)
Friday September 1st 2017
8:00am – 9:00am
School Homecoming W/ Romulo – Assembly
Avance School – 115 N Ave 53, Los Angeles CA 90042
4:00pm – 7:00pm
Community Celebration (Carne Asada/BBQ)
Academia Avance – 115 N Ave 53, Los Angeles CA 90042