Monday, January 29, 2018

Jorge Vidal Gonzalez Called ICE To Report Elvin Alexander Coreas As Undocumented To Avoid Paying Him $950 In Wages

Coreas was taken into custody by ICE after Gonzalez turned him into immigration officials for being undocumented. Coreas in December had filed a civil lawsuit against Gonzalez in a Cook County Court for wages owed.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

January 29, 2018

Chicago, Illinois - Elvin Alexander Coreas is facing deportation to El Salvador, according to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Coreas was taken into custody on January 24, 2018 in Chicago by ICE agents after his former boss, Jorge Vidal Gonzalez allegedly called ICE to report him as an undocumented worker. Gonzalez from Riverside, Illinois had hired Coreas for a job and he failed to pay $950 in wages and stole half of Coreas work tools, according to a Facebook video posted on the social network by Father José Sigifredo Landaverde.
Coreas is currently held at the Kenosha County Jail in Wisconsin, which has a $6M contract with ICE to hold undocumented detainees being processed for immigration court hearings and facing deportation.
Coreas had filed a civil lawsuit on December 27, 2017 (Case #2017-M1-040677) against Gonzalez in a Cook County Court First Municipal District for wages not paid, but Gonzalez had called Coreas demanding him to redraw the lawsuit. Gonzalez had threatened Coreas that he would call ICE on him, if he failed to drop the lawsuit, according to Coreas wife, Karla Patricia Sánchez. 
Father Landaverde confirmed that a rally will be held on Monday, January 29, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. in front of the ICE Field Office located at 101 W. Congress Parkway in Chicago.
Landaverde says, "We are inviting the community in general to participate in a rally to demand the release of Elvin Alexander Coreas, who is in the custody of ICE, who was unjustly arrested because his employer did not want to pay him, and far from paying him instead he report him with immigration, where He is being detained, and we are calling on the community to help us carry out a rally on Monday and ask for immediate release and reunification with wife and son."
Father Landaverde is also calling for law enforcement authorities to investigate Gonzalez for stealing Coreas work tools and not paying him wages for work done.

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