February 11, 2020
We are heartsick that Jose's bond was denied. He will remain in detention while his U-Visa is adjudicated. Although there is no assurance of how quickly that will move forward, Jose's lawyer estimates they will receive a response in the coming three months.
Hopes were high that Jose might return to family, work, and community. So much support was shown this day and that brings hope and courage to Jose and family as they continue this journey. Another way to offer care would be to send Jose a note in the mail. Address cards to him exactly as noted below:
Jose Alberto Robles-Martínez - 6160
Northwest Detention Center
1623 E J Street, Suite 2
Tacoma, WA, 98421-1615
When you write, you must include your name and address on the envelope. We are told that to "enhance the safety of the facility, all incoming mail is subject to screening for contraband. The mail is not read upon opening, only inspected by the delivering officer."
Legal costs associated with today's hearing total $2000. If you are able to help with those expenses, please click here and give as you are able. Our community has given $800 of that so far. Thanks to all who give and share!
We remain hopeful for a positive outcome from the U-Visa. -Rev. Joanne Engquist
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We look to God for the breaking of oppression and healing in the land. Let us stand together with one voice as we watch, fight, and pray with life prioritized.
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