Immigration Activists Demand ICE Release 60-Year-Old Asylum Seeker from Honduras

Jan 18, 2014
6:10 PM

DreamActivist has initiated a online petition calling for U.S. immigration officials to release 60-year-old Miguel Paz, currently being detained at Stewart Detention Facility in Lumpkin, Georgia.


Stewart Detention Facility

The petition text states:

Homeland Security agents detained Mr. Paz and his wife after they crossed the Texan border in late October 2013. The two fled Honduras after being threatened by the gang members who killed two of their adult children in 2013. Mr. Paz, who is 60 years old, applied for asylum and passed the credible fear interview, but the Department of Homeland Security is refusing to release him from custody. Instead, they have him locked up at Stewart Detention Facility in Lumpkin, Georgia, hundreds of miles away from his family.

On January 6, the Law Office of Robert B. Jobe in San Francisco released the following press release, detailing Paz’s case:


U.S. Immigration Authorities Refuse to Release 60-Year-Old Asylum Seeker by Latino Rebels

Here is what Detention Watch says about Stewart Detention Center:
As of this publishing, Dream Activist’s petition has gotten more than 1,300 signatures.