• Petitioned President of the United States

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Bring Isaac and Jonathan home for Thanksgiving!

    1. Petition by

      DreamActivist

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November 2011

Victory

After more than 370 people signed their petition, Issac and Jonathan were released from ICE custody in time for Thanksgiving. You can read more from petition starter Dream Activist about the victory, and how Jonathan and Isaac are fighting back on their own terms. 

UPDATE: Isaac and Jonathan were released from ICE detention on Thursday morning! Thank you to everyone who signed the petition, made the calls, and supported them in every way possible. This proves the power we have if we come out and organize! http://bit.ly/alabama15released

Undocumented. Unafraid. Undercover.

During the National Immigrant Youth Alliance's Week of Action, 15 undocumented youth and parents were arrested for standing up for themselves and our community in protest of unjust laws like Alabama's HB56. 13 of these undocumented youth and parents were released, while 2 undocumented youth were transferred to a detention center and are awaiting deportation.

On Thursday Nov. 10th, Isaac Barrera and Jonathan Perez  walked into a Mobile, Alabama Border Patrol office protesting against HB56. Both were detained and, within hours, transferred to the Basile immigration detention center in Southern Louisiana. Isaac and Jonathan are now doing what they do best, organizing from within the detention center where they are gathering stories of others detained, those not connected to a larger network.

TAKE ACTION - MAKE A CALL:

Call ICE - John Morton (800-394-5855) and (800 821 9358)

Sample Script: "I am calling to ask that the deportation of my friends Isaac Barrera (A#200-244-383) and Jonathan Perez (A#070-945-779) be immediately stopped. Isaac and Jonathan are DREAM Act eligible. President Obama has said he won't be deporting undocumented youth and our families. Why are Isaac and Jonathan still detained and awaiting deportation to countries they no longer remember?"

If you are part of an organization, you can sign-on to our letter of support.

Isaac and Jonathan are no different than the 13 undocumented youth and parents who were arrested and released less than 2 days later. Why is President Obama still trying to deport Isaac and Jonathan? Tell President Obama to stop lying to our community once and for all!

Let’s get Isaac and Jonathan back home for Thanksgiving!

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Isaac and Jonathan Have Been Released!

      Isaac and Jonathan were released from ICE detention on Thursday morning! Thank you to everyone who signed the petition, made the calls, and supported them in every way possible. This proves the power we have if we come out and organize! http://bit.ly/alabama15released

    2. Reached 250 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Jessica Garcia EUGENE, OR
      • almost 3 years ago

      I am signing today because as a student i do not want our country to be the last one in everything, please just bring them back we only want to be with our families, we all do this is a day to be thankful of where we are now.

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    • Jennifer Ristau SALEM, OR
      • almost 3 years ago

      We make the undocumented label by having an immigration system unequipped with the realities of U.S. foreign relations. Being undocumented is a status created to reinforce the racist, xenophobic system that keeps race relations a crux of wealth and power. Mr. Barrera and Mr. Perez are human beings who deserve immigration reform not detention.

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    • Arturo Gomez-Molina LOS ANGELES, CA
      • almost 3 years ago

      I met Johnathon through united students in East Los Angeles and love his compassion for rights for immagrants. We need more people like him in this country who care about everyone else and not just themselves! Bring him home for the holidays!!

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    • Judith Bernstein-Baker PHILADELPHIA, PA
      • almost 3 years ago

      These young people should be provided with a pathway to legalization. American is their home now.

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    • Sylvia Keber CAMBRIDGE, MA
      • almost 3 years ago

      It is a violation of civil right to have an innocent person in jail. To be undocumented is an administrative issue not a criminal one.It is a misuse of my taxdollars to be jailing non-criminals. Leave the resources to jail REAL criminals like Penn University officials, international drug dealers, some Wall Street and bank administrators, etc, etc,.

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