Yazmin Liliana Elias Obregon (A: 076-373-569), a single mother of three U.S. citizen children, has been detained at West County Detention Center in Richmond, California for over a year. Yazmin came to the U.S. at the age of 4 and lived in Santa Rosa, California. When she was 14 years old, Yazmin entered an abusive relationship with a man who would become the father of her children. He abused her for nearly 10 years: he beat her, sexually abused her, and forced her to use drugs in an attempt to cause her to abort her pregnancies. Her ex-partner, now in Mexico, has continued to threaten Yazmin. If deported to Mexico, Yazmin fears persecution by her former partner.
Yazmin is currently detained by ICE. Prior to being detained, Yazmin was well underway to building a new life for herself and her three U.S. citizen children.
“Since my mom got detained, I have been feeling sad and it’s hard for me to focus on school. I really need for my mom to come back. Adults think I need medicine, counselors, social workers, but all I need right now is my mom.” – Yazmin’s youngest son, age 12
SIGN THE PETITION TO TELL THE SAN FRANCISCO ICE FIELD OFFICE and THE OFFICE OF CHIEF COUNSEL THAT YAZMIN DESERVES AN OPPORTUNITY TO PROVIDE A STABLE LIFE FOR HER THREE U.S. CITIZEN CHILDREN.
MORE ACTION STEPS:
- Spread the word about our local press conference to Protest Sheriff Livingston’s detention of Yazmin at the Office of Contra Costa Sheriff in Martinez at 11:30am. To get more details go to bit.ly/ContraCostaProtest
- Spread the Domestic Violence Organization Sign On Letter, to gather more support from domestic violence survivor agencies as we prepare to hand deliver a DV letter to the Office of Chief Counsel: bit.ly/yazminsignonletter Help us gather the support of 50 domestic violence agencies across California, so far we have the support of 27 agencies!
- Join our statewide Call-In Day to call Chief Counsel, Leslie Ungerman demanding she intervene to #FreeYAzmin (phone number will be publicized via our EBIYC Facebook page the day of). Help us make at least 50 calls to OCC
- Join our statewide Call-In Day to call the San Francisco ICE Field Office Director, David W. Jennings demanding him to #FreeYAzmin (phone number will be publicized via our EBIYC Facebook page the day of) Help us make at least 50 calls to ICE