On March 3, Claudio was arrested after suffering from convulsions and vomiting resulting from the side-effects of his prescribed diabetes medication, Metformin. He never received medical assistance and is currently being held in Riverhead Jail in, NY. Claudo is set to be deported as early as Tuesday, April 24, 2012.
Claudio had taken his diabetes medication earlier that day and made the mistake of drinking a glass of wine with his dinner a few hours later. While waiting for his wife and 4 year old son in a Wal-Mart parking lot, Claudio started convulsing and vomiting, even urinating on himself. A person who saw this happen called the ambulance to take Claudio to the hospital, but after 30 minutes, the ambulance hadn’t come. Instead, a police officer arrived and pulled Claudio out of the car. Claudio fell to the floor and started convulsing. Rather than being taken to the hospital, the officer arrested Claudio and took him to jail.
Claudio came to the United States, from Argentina, in 1996 with the hopes of giving his children a better future. Claudio’s youngest son is only 4 years old and cries continuously due to how much he misses his dad. Claudio is also the main financial provider for his family and provides emotional support for his 3 children. Sitting in detention, Claudio wishes the ambulance had never been called. He never thought calling for medical assistance would result in him being arrested and possibly deported.
PLEASE TAKE ACTION TO STOP HIS DEPORTATION
1. CALL ICE
John Morton (202.732.3000)
Sample Script: “I am calling to ask that ICE stop the deportation of Claudio Molina (A# 095-472-313). Claudio is type 2 diabetic, and began suffering from convulsions. Someone called an ambulance and instead police showed up and arrested Claudio. Claudio’s only crime is calling an ambulance for help! Stop his deportation.”
2. SIGN THE PETITION
here is the link
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The NYSYLC Team