A planned Human Rights Day pilgrimage to Florence, AZ has been postponed in hopes that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will soon be able to work out suitable terms for release of Hector Lopez, says Dallas immigration advocate Ralph Isenberg.
Isenberg has promised immigration authorities that he will assume responsibility for all costs of transporting Lopez to pending immigration hearings if the 21-year-old is allowed to return home with his mother in Portland, OR.
“We’re going to give ICE an opportunity to do the right thing from a human rights standpoint,” said Isenberg late Thursday evening. He said that he was impressed with the sincere tone of communications from ICE officials in Phoenix.
“Based on that sincerity and knowing that the head office has asked Arizona folks to review the case carefully, I think it’s best that for a short period of time Hector’s attorneys and ICE counsel work to a rapid conclusion that gets Hector out of detention.”