Petition statement to be delivered to Dean Stensberg, WI Parole Commissioner, Edward Wall, WIDOC Chairman, edward Wall, The Wisconsin State House, The Wisconsin State Senate, and Governor Scott Walker

Petition for Release of Jose Fuentes so he can be deported back to his family in Mexico

Sign this petition

Note: This petition is a project of Forum for Understanding Prisoners and MoveOn.org. By signing, you agree to receive email messages from Forum for Understanding Prisoners, MoveOn Political Action, and MoveOn Civic Action. You may unsubscribe at any time. [privacy policy]

Embed This petition

<iframe src="http://petitions.moveon.org/embed/widget.html?v=3&name=petition-for-release-3" class="moveon-petition" id="petition-embed" width="300px" height="500px"></iframe>

Petition for Release of Jose Fuentes so he can be deported back to his family in Mexico

To be delivered to Dean Stensberg, WI Parole Commissioner, Edward Wall, WIDOC Chairman, edward Wall, The Wisconsin State House, The Wisconsin State Senate, and Governor Scott Walker

Petition Statement

We petition you to remedy a sorry situation. Jose Fuentes is one of many WI prisoners who were ordered deported by the judge upon release from prison. In 2005 Jose had a teleconference with a Federal Judge in Chicago where he issued a deportation order to go back to Mexico. Jose was sentenced in 1995 and has served 20 years of a 40 year sentence. He could have gone home 10 years ago, for pre 2000 statutes say he is eligible after serving one quarter of his sentence.
In his own words:” I have completed all of my required programs.I have seen the Parole Board 8 times, and each time, instead of discussing the deportation order, I am told that they want me to serve more time.I have the love and support of my entire family who have written several letters over the years to the DOC expressing their support. My sister has a kidney disease and has to go through kidney dialysis every week and I want to give one of my kidneys to her. My father is 80 years old and his health is failing and he needs me to help with the farming.
But after doing everything the DOC has asked of me, it never seems to be enough. When is it time to give up?
And here are his final words to us and we think we should heed them.
"Mr. and Mrs. taxpayer. What about the incarcerated undocumented immigrants? Do you know that you are still footing the bill to keep them incarcerated long after they have finished all their required programs and long after a Federal Judge issued orders for these inmates to be deported. These immigrants should be deported out of the United States and no longer be a threat to society. Instead of deportation and saving Wisconsin taxpayer money, the Department of Corrections and the Parole Board are keeping them incarcerated to serve their entire sentence. Again, to fuel the Wisconsin prison industry and a big waste of taxpayer money."
There are currently 5 signatures. We need 50 signatures!

Petition Background

This is an absurd problem. We are holding this man when he has family in Mexico and is ordered deported. FFUP has about twenty names of inmates in the same predicament but there are more so held. Jose is sorely needed at home, we need the bed space and money and morally, we need to stop wasting this man’s life. The policy of holding deportable inmates after they are eligible for release and rehabilitated is not defensible. Please release Jose Fuentes.

Current petition signers

Loading...

Note: MoveOn Civic Action does not necessarily endorse the contents of petitions posted on this site. MoveOn Petitions is an open tool that anyone can use to post a petition advocating any point of view, so long as the petition does not violate our terms of service.