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PITTSBURGH - A Pittsburgh community is taking aim at immigration policies after a Brookline resident was arrested and slated for deportation.The day before immigration officers picked up Martin Esquivel-Hernandez in May, he was marching for immigrants’ rights in the city’s Brookline and Beechview neighborhoods. Now, his friends and family members are fighting to save Esquivel-Hernandez, who they say is a leader in Pittsburgh’s Latino community.Guillermo Perez, with the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement, and members of the city’s Latino community led a silent prayer Friday outside the federal courthouse in downtown Pittsburgh in honor of Esquivel-Hernandez."This is why we have to win this campaign. Martin is a huge asset to his family and this community,” Perez said.Esquivel-Hernandez is an undocumented immigrant who came to the United States to escape violence in Mexico City. A few days after he was pulled over for not having a proper driver’s license, Esquivel-Hernandez was taken from his Pittsburgh home by immigration and customs enforcement officers. He now faces deportation."I will fight, and I will do anything to have my family in a better place. That's exactly what he tried to do,” Esquivel-Hernandez’s friend, Horacio Ruiz, said.Horacio Ruiz and Monica Ruiz told Channel 11 News that Esquivel-Hernandez tried to reunite with his wife and daughter legally in the U.S., but he got nowhere. The family eventually came to Pittsburgh, where, the Ruizs said, Esquivel-Hernandez became a leader in the Latino community."He's not committing any crimes. He goes to work every day. He attends his kid’s school functions. That's not somebody hiding under a rock, avoiding captivity or whatever,” Monica Ruiz said.The Department of Homeland Security prioritizes deportations based on threats to national security and public safety, which do not appear to apply to Esquivel-Hernandez.The U.S. attorney’s office prosecuting Esquivel-Hernandez’s case declined to comment.Esquivel-Hernandez is being held in a Youngstown prison and won’t have another hearing until September.His supporters said they will make their voices heard and continue to fight for Esquivel-Hernandez’s freedom.A spokesman for Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto’s office confirmed the mayor helped Esquivel-Hernandez find an immigration lawyer and set up a meeting between his family and the U.S. attorney’s office to discuss the case.A trial date is expected to be set next month.