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Statement Regarding Romulo Avelica

06/21/2017 / posted by Armando Carmona / Topic: Press Releases

For Immediate Release // Please Excuse Cross-PostingJune 21st, 2017Contact: Jennifer Cuevas, jeneratemedia@gmail.com, Armando Carmona, 323-250-3018, armando@ndlon.org; Statement Regarding Romulo Avelica Los Angeles – On Friday, June 16, without opposition from the City Attorney and on the ground of a legal invalidity, a judge granted the request of Romulo Avelica to vacate his 1998 misdemeanor conviction for receipt of stolen property. Mr. Avelica is an undocumented father of four U.S. citizen children and long-time Los Angeles resident whose arrest by immigration agents while dropping his daughters at school on February 28, 2017 sparked widespread outrage. The conviction, which stemmed from an incident involving...

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