• Petitioned Principle Legal Advisor-ICE Detroit

This petition was delivered to:

Aaron W. Todd, Chief Counsel
Principle Legal Advisor-ICE Detroit
Director John Morton
Immigration and Customs Enforcement
President of the United States
U.S. Senate
U.S. House of Representatives
Michigan-02
Rep. Bill Huizenga
Michigan
Sen. Debbie Stabenow
Michigan
Sen. Carl Levin

Cayla Roberts

    1. Seth Roberts
    2. Petition by

      Seth Roberts

      Grand Haven, MI

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February 2014

Victory

Seth Roberts: Cayla has won a Victim of Human Trafficking Visa and will be allowed to have a path to citizenship now!

This petition is important because we need to allow for a legal route for Cayla Roberts to stay in the United States, and allow for a legal path to a green card for her. She is facing deportation back to China, where her Father, snakeheads and even the Chinese government threaten to kill her, arrest her and "re-educate" her. Cayla was sold by her abusive father to smugglers who brought her to the U.S. when she was 14, intercepted by police and sent to a center for undocument children in Chicago. She was put in to foster care and has since flourished. However, every legal avenue has been denied, including prosecutorial discretion. Cayla has followed every rule, paid every fee, filed every form and has gone to every appointment. She is not a threat to national security, and would in fact be a great asset to this country. She graduated from Grand Haven High School, with honors; Grand Rapids Community College, with honors; and graduated from Western Michigan University, with 2 majors and a 3.97 GPA. She constantly volunteers in the community, going on mission trips to Kentucky and New York City to work at vacation bible school summer camps for children, rebuilding houses in Lake Charles after Hurricane Katrina, volunteering at Occupational Therapy clinics for adults and children, working at a homeless shelter, and assisted living facility. She has done this without the benefit of being able to work, pay taxes, or drive a car. She has not benefited from the system, not taking any money or receiving any benefits. She is also unable to obtain health insurance, which puts her and her husband at risk of losing everything should something happen to her. She is married to a US Citizen who is a veteran of the US Air Force. There is no reason to rip her away from her family and her life here in the United States, subject her to 10 years away from this country and her family, as well as very real threats to her safety and her own life, when she would be a valuable asset to our community, and country. Let her stay, because this is her home!

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 2,500 signatures
    2. Grand Rapids Woman Faces Deportation

      Seth Roberts
      Petition Organizer

      Check out Cayla Roberts speaking at an Immigration Rally in Grand Rapids, MI!

    3. Reached 1,500 signatures
    4. Human Trafficking Victim Seeks to Stay in US

      Seth Roberts
      Petition Organizer

      Hey everybody, here is another video of Cayla speaking, and telling her story. If you have not seen this video, or if you would like to have more information about Cayla and what she has gone through, I urge you to check it out. Thank you so much!

    5. Reached 200 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Sharyn Weintraub EDGEWATER, NJ
      • about 2 years ago

      This poor girl has been through enough heartache! No mother - rotten, heartless father, she needs us here!! Let her stay & suffer no more!!

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    • Jillian Raftery BELLEVUE, WA
      • about 2 years ago

      Because this is the kind of person I want to be living in my community. She has tremendous strength and tenacity to achieve so much after so much was taken away from her.

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    • Carol Cornett SPARTA, MI
      • over 2 years ago

      Cayla deserves to stay here, she has more than proven this. What is wrong with us as a Country that we should act this way. I hope everyone who reads this decides to do the right thing & let this young woman stay here.

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    • Reid Reineke TOLEDO, OH
      • over 2 years ago

      This apparently outstanding individual of high character is the type of person the USA has been built for.

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      • over 2 years ago

      People like this deserve to stay in our country.

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