Rally held to try to stop man’s deportation to Mexico

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DENVER -- Jose Luis Vazquez Campos has been in the United States for seven years. He is a husband and father of two young boys.

By this time next week, he may be deported back to Mexico. 

At a press conference Thursday on the west steps of the State Capitol, members of the American Friends Service Committee, rallied to stop Vazquez Campos from being deported.

The group says ICE, the Immigration Customs Enforcement agency, has “targeted” Vazquez Campos for deportation to Juarez, Mexico.

The group says he is undocumented, but is hard working and has no criminal record. “We think Jose Luis is one of those cases that is not a threat to this country,” says group spokesperson, Isaias Vazquez.

Vazquez Campos and his wife talked about what they call “several baseless traffic stops” recently.

A spokesperson for ICE says he cannot comment directly about Vazquez Campos, but that his traffic stops raised his profile to the feds.

The American Friends Service Committee is asking supporters to call ICE officials directly to grant Vazquez Campos a stay-of-deportation.  

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