Vigil tonight for Fort Myers man facing deportation
FORT MYERS, Fla. - A vigil is being held tonight for a Fort Myers man facing deportation.
According to supporters of Maulilio Amizael Ambrocio-Mendez says he came to the United States from Guatemala ten years ago. They say he was in the process of regularizing his status, when his lawyer mishandled some paperwork and his application was denied.
Maulilio decided to remain in the United States, however, since he had to provide for his five children, all U.S. citizens, who depend on him for both financial and moral support.
Then in February 2012 Maulilio was driving to his local church to attend a Bible Study class when a motorcycle crashed into his car. Instead of being sent to the hospital, Maulilio was asked for his ID; not having official U.S. ID on him, Maulilio was immediately sent to immigration prison at the Broward Detention Center in Florida.
Supporters of Maulilo will rally tonight at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Fort Myers. Watch FOX 4 News at 6 for a live report on this story.