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Bring home deported US Veteran, Arnold Giammarco
  • Petitioning Eric Holder

This petition will be delivered to:

US Attorney General
Eric Holder
Assistant Director, U.S. Immigration and Customs Inforcement
Alejandro Mayorka
Governor, State of Connecticut
Dannel Malloy
State Representative, 37th Assembly District
Ed Jutila
Senate District 20
Andrea Stillman
Connecticut Governor
Connecticut State Senate
Connecticut State House
U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. Senate
Connecticut
Sen. Richard Blumenthal
Connecticut
Sen. Chris Murphy
Connecticut-02
Rep. Joe Courtney

Bring home deported US Veteran, Arnold Giammarco

    1. Sharon Giammarco
    2. Petition by

      Sharon Giammarco

      Groton, CT

Arnold Giammarco is a US Veteran and lifelong legal permanent resident who was deported to Italy in November 2012.  He struggled with addiction and beat the odds, turning his life around for his wife and little girl, from whom he has been separated for the past two and a half years.  We have reopened this petition after the Yale School of Law chose to represent Arnold and try to bring him home.  They recognized the injustice, and we are asking for your support to show our state and federal government that we recognize it too.  Please sign this petition and share with friends and family. Visit www.freearnold.com to read his story. Thank you.

Recent signatures

    News

    1. The fight begins again!!!

      Sharon Giammarco
      Petition Organizer

      We recently received word that Yale University Law School will be representing Arnold and fighting for his return and citizenship. Please continue to ask friends and family to sign the petition! Thank you!

    2. Reached 3,000 signatures
    3. Arnold will be sent back to Italy in three weeks.

      Sharon Giammarco
      Petition Organizer

      We have made the difficult to decision to stop fighting a losing battle. Our money will be best spent providing for Arnold in Italy, and visiting him as often as we can. My only wish is for him to be free, and love will find a way to reunite us. I hope that President Obama will recognize that veterans who honorably served our country should not be deported, regardless of the mistakes they have made. Who is more American than they are?
      Thank you all for your support.

    4. On May 15th, 2012, Arnold was officially ordered deported to Italy.

      Sharon Giammarco
      Petition Organizer

      After being detained for a year, the order of deportation has been signed. We will file an appeal and fight this until the very end. Thank you all for your support and PLEASE continue to raise awareness. Families are being destroyed every day, and U.S. military veterans are being deported after they were willing to risk their lives for this country. We MUST make a change!

    5. Hearing continued until May 15, 2012.

      Sharon Giammarco
      Petition Organizer

      Judge Day gave us three months to resolve a habeus suit filed in early February. Arnold was NOT ordered deported and we hope to get him out of detention to fight his case. Please continue to pray for his release so that he may be reunited with his little girl.

    6. Hearing continued until February 21, 2012.

      Sharon Giammarco
      Petition Organizer

      With every continuance, we come closer to an order of deportation. Please continue to spread the word to friends and family and ask them to sign the petition. It may be our only hope.

    7. Reached 2,500 signatures
    8. Hearing date continued until January 31, 2012. Eight months in custody.

      Sharon Giammarco
      Petition Organizer

      With each continuance, we have more time to gather support. Please continue to share the petition and make people aware of the injustices occuring everyday in this country. We hope a victory for Arnold will mean victory for many more broken families.

    9. Prosecutorial discretion denied, BUT no deportation order.

      Sharon Giammarco
      Petition Organizer

      We have more time to add names to the petition and gain more support!!! Our lawyer requested additional paperwork to fight Arnold's case. There is still hope!!!

    10. Reached 2,000 signatures
    11. Hearing continued until November 22, 2011.

      Sharon Giammarco
      Petition Organizer

      Please continue to rally support and ask friends and family for signatures. Share a link to this petition and spread the word about Arnold's story. We still have a chance to bring him home!!!

    12. Reached 100 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Virgilio correa POMPANO BEACH, FL
      • 30 days ago

      I too am petitioning for my wife through immigrate and I've never experienced such a monumental task before in my life.

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    • richard gerber SALEM, OR
      • about 1 month ago

      This person is a Veteran, he has earned his right to be here.

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    • Mark Flanagan MERIDEN, CT
      • about 1 month ago

      How ridiculous is it that a person can be accepted and serve in our military with honor and yet NOT be considered a citizen??

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    • amanda clark SAN LEANDRO, CA
      • about 1 month ago

      Any person who has fought for this country deserves citizenship more than anyone else.

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    • zachary adams BELLVILLE, TX
      • 2 months ago

      as a veteran I believe all veterans should be able to stay in the country

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