Juan Hernandez, District Leader of 32BJ SEIU Connecticut, made the following statement on May 3, 2017.
“We join community members and legislators in calling for a halt to the scheduled deportation of Luis Barrios tomorrow. A married father of four U.S.-citizen children, Mr. Barrios has no criminal record, has lived in this country for a quarter century, and has cause to fear his own murder if he is returned to Guatemala. The continued refusal of the Department of Homeland Security to consider the pleas of his family, his church members, and his U.S. Senators and Congresswoman stands as an act of bureaucratic barbarism.”