FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) — Family and friends of a Fort Wayne man want him to be released from federal custody after he was picked up by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents.
He was arrested after Black Lives Matter protests, and could shipped out of the United States and away from the only home he’s ever really known.
A small crowd met at the Allen County courthouse to protest the deportation proceedings against 26-year-old Jorge Oliva.
When he was six, Oliva’s family brought him to Fort Wayne from Mexico to build a better life.
Earlier this month, Fort Wayne police arrested him for disorderly conduct, obstructing traffic, and resisting law enforcement during Black Lives Matter protests.