UPDATE: Beckie Moriello, Uriel’s immigration attorney, released the following statement to the press:

“I’m thrilled that ICE granted Uriel a $7500 bond, and believe it was the right thing to do. That said, I want to emphasize how incredibly unusual this decision was.

There are 4 different reasons that Uriel’s case would not have qualified for a bond by Wake ICE under normal circumstances. I see no reason for Wake ICE to have granted this bond other than the public pressure.

While this is wonderful for Uriel, those who are concerned about these types of cases should keep in mind the 1000s of good people whose lives are regularly torn apart by our broken immigration system. Most people are not as lucky as Uriel was today.”


March 14, 2012
Contact: Viridiana Martinez
(919) 704-0599

BREAKING: Uriel Alberto Granted Bond
Major victory for North Carolina undocumented youth; new phase of fight begins

RALEIGH—In a tremendous demonstration of community power to fight deportations, Uriel Alberto has been offered an immigration bond of $7500. More information will be released later in the day.

Currently, NC DREAM Team and El Cambio have been organizing since February 29 to secure Alberto’s release, which has now been granted. We are raising money for the bond.
Alberto will continue to be in proceedings, but bringing him home is an important first step and an important first victory. The campaign for his release will now shift toward fighting his deportation.


Bond fund link: http://ncdreamteam.chipin.com/uriels-bond-fund