To: ICE, St. Paul Field Office Director, Sarah R. Saldaña, ICE Director, President Donald Trump, The United States House of Representatives, and The United States Senate

Keep Families Together. Stop Max's Deportation

Don't deport beloved pastor and community member Max Villatoro. Keep him with his family.

Why is this important?

Pastor Max Villatoro is my pastor at First Mennonite Church in Iowa City. He was detained Tuesday, March 3 by ICE without being given a chance to say goodbye to his wife and four U.S. Citizen kids.

He is not a priority for removal and he is definitely not a threat to national security, border security, or public safety.

We need your support to help keep him here with his family. Please sign this petition urging ICE to grant Max Villatoro (A# 094-338-085) a stay of removal.

Max’s US Citizen children belong together with their father and Max belongs here in Iowa city with his congregation. He is the type of person who should get a second chance, not deported.


Reasons for signing

  • Not just individual people, but all people should be treated as human, no person is illegal and those seeking a better life who thus create jobs in our country by opening businesses after getting situated should NOT be persecuted or racially profiled in ANY way. It is immoral and more than ethics. We should love eachother! Not separate eachother!
  • please please , don’t separate these poor young kids from their families, do you seriously want to gain so much more hate from people? How can you guys freaking sleep, knowing these kids are crying with fear , and broken with sadness, if you actually took the time to understand these people , all these families. If you had your son or daughter separated, wouldn’t you be sad and broken? Wouldn’t you miss your child ? Like these people miss theirs.

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