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UndocuQueer Father Fears For His Life As He Faces Deportation

Queer Santa Ana resident Norberto Correa Rivera's life is in danger if deported to Mexico

Norberto Correa Rivera A#205-711-332 came to the U.S. from Mexico at the age of 13 running away from a death threat due to his sexual orientation.

He was detained by ICE on August and currently faces deportation where he will be separated from his 12 year old U.S. Citizen daughter and two U.S. citizen siblings.

Norberto faced discrimination from other inmates when he was first detained and was moved to the only LGBTQ designated facility in Orange County. He is currently being detained inside the Santa Ana City Jail with other LGBTQ detainees. 

He fears being deported to Mexico due to hate crimes and death threats from his uncle. 

He is a responsible father and is involved in his community through church and different organizations. He also plans to get married with his fiancee later on this year.

Norberto is not a public threat nor a flight risk. His community demands his immediate release under his own recognizances as he has been in the U.S. for over 10 years, is a father to a U.S. Citizen daughter, has two U.S. Citizen siblings, and his community needs him. 


"I am calling to ask for the immediate release of Norberto Correa Rivera A#205-711-332. His currently being detained at the Santa Ana City Jail and his life is in danger if deported to Mexico due to his sexual orientation. He fled Mexico as a child after receiving death threats from his uncle. He also is a father to a U.S Citizen child. We ask you to release him on his own recognizance. Thank you."

Santa Ana Police Chief Carlos Rojas @ (714) 245-8001 and (714) 245-8003


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