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Eber Garcia Vasquez with grandaughter

Petition to ICE: Free Teamster Brother Eber Garcia Vasquez

Eber Garcia Vasquez has been a member of Teamsters Local 813 for 26 years. A private sanitation worker at Stericycle in New York, Eber built a life here with his wife and four children. He is a Teamster through and through. Now he is in an immigration detention cell and could be deported to Guatemala, where he fears for his life.

Please help our union brother Eber by calling on ICE Field Director Thomas Decker to release him.

Eber came to U.S. in the 1980s, fleeing violence in his homeland. Several of his family members in Guatemala, including his mother, have been killed. His wife and several children are U.S. citizens and that gives Eber a path to a Green Card, but ICE is trying to deport him before he can complete that process.

Eber’s wife and four children depend on his union job. His wife was in a car crash earlier this year and is now in a wheelchair. If Eber is deported, it is going to wreak havoc on their lives.