A 19-year-old DREAMer and pop died simply three weeks after ICE deported him to Mexico. Manuel Antonio Cano Pacheco of Iowa was viciously murdered on the day he would have graduated from highschool within the US. Be taught extra about his story, right here.
Manuel Antonio Cano Pacheco ought to have been strolling throughout the stage to obtain his diploma at his highschool in Des Moines, Iowa. As a substitute, the 19-year-old died a horrific dying whereas alone in a rustic that his dad and mom fled when he was simply three years outdated, in keeping with the Des Moines Register. Regardless of being a DACA recipient, Manuel was deported to Mexico by ICE after he was stopped for rushing final fall and charged with a DUI. The daddy of a one-year-old son and oldest of 4 siblings was convicted on two misdemeanor offenses, and stripped of his DACA standing. Three weeks later, Manuel was murdered in Mexico. He was out getting meals with an acquaintance of his cousin in Zacatecas, Mexico, a area identified for drug cartel and gang violence. The 2 males have been murdered, Manuel’s throat slit. The killers reportedly knew the acquaintance.
In an announcement from ICE public affairs officer Shawn Neudauer, he stated that Manuel wasn’t technically deported; he was escorted throughout the border to Laredo, Texas with ICE deportation officers. Nonetheless, the affect was the identical as deportation — Manuel had no alternative — he was compelled to return to Mexico and depart his household behind, together with his American-born child son. He had accepted a scholarship to a school in Chicago for mechanics earlier than being compelled again to Mexico, his pal Juan Verduzco, 20, instructed the Register.
Our ideas are with Manuel’s household throughout this troublesome time.