Family, friends push to release father who is facing deportation to Mexico

Posted at 7:57 PM, Jun 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-17 20:15:06-04

Family and friends are rallying around a father of four who's facing deportation to Mexico.

Juan Carlos Puentes-Martinez has been in ICE detention since May 29.

His loved ones hand delivered a petition to the ICE field director's home in South Lyon asking her to release him. 

The petition gained more than a thousand signatures in less than 48 hours.

Puentes-Martinez was detained outside a business in Imlay City during a shopping trip with his family.

He can be denied an opportunity for a judge to consider his case because of a previous deportation case.