Ubel Perez: Another Deportation For Immigrant Suffering From Depression?
Ubel Perez faces deportation on May 13 due to a DUI he committed while suffering from depression. Ubel fears gang violence in Guatemala and wishes to remain in the United States, a country he has called home for the past nine years.
Since arriving in the United States, Ubel has lived in Cincinnati, Ohio. Ubel is currently enrolled in a GED program and wishes to become an electrician. Ubel has become part of his community in Cincinnati, is active in St. Charles Church, and in the community soccer league coaching a women’s soccer youth team. Ubel has worked to support himself and his family since 2003, most recently in the meat-packing industry.
At a baptism, Ubel is far right.
In March 201 l, Ubel was stopped driving while intoxicated while suffering bouts of depression. Ubel spent 20 days in jail before being released on bond. Regretting the actions of the night, Ubel completed the six hour alcohol program. Other than the March 2011 traffic incident, Ubel has never had any other problems with the police.
Ubel is a DREAM Act eligible youth. According to the memo issued by John Morton, Ubel is not a priority for deportation and should be granted favorable exercise of prosecutorial discretion.