Don't deport my Dad!
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Don't deport my Dad!

    1. hareth Andrade
    2. Petition by

      hareth Andrade

      Arlington, VA

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March 2014

Victory

hareth Andrade: For two years we faught hard to stop my Dad's deportation. In February of this year, ICE decided to close my Dad's case meaning victory for us and all of you who signed this petition. The file that sat on the desk for ICE to review was filled with you comments of support, letters, and signatures ! Though this campaign: to stop my Dad's deportation has ended there are still millions fighting to keep their families togehter. You support means that you have realized that our nation's measures of deporation are unfair and only serve to keep people, like my Dad, in fear. This is not how the system should work! I have vowed to continue the fight to stop the separation of families and I hope you will too.

In May of 2012 my dad was detained by police. After not returning home one night he called from a strange number to apologize -- my heart dropped. I held back tears, tried to control my trembling hands and begin to call for help. Every ringing tone worried me a little bit more as I waited for attorneys to answer. I was desperate to keep my family together.  Occasionally I’d glimpse at my 7 year old sister still sound asleep, unaware. My dad would be detained for a full month after being processed by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

 

In the following weeks I walked from attorney to attorney, visited the court, called family, church, my dad’s friends, paid bills, took the kids to practices, and picked them up from school, the sun never seemed to set. I can only imagine how my mom felt and my two little sisters, who asked for dad every day as they woke up and every night as they fell asleep. Eventually my dad was released while we fight his deportation.


Words will never be able to describe a month of separation and I cannot begin to imagine even one year away from dad. I need him, my mom needs him and -- most of all -- my younger sisters need him. Please stand with my family by signing to stop my dad’s deportation.

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    1. Reached 8,000 signatures
    2. UPDATE: Don't Deport my Dad -

      hareth Andrade
      Petition Organizer

      Our goal for the hearing was met! The file we prepared - along with all the signatures- was accepted for review. Our new goal is to send twice the support by the first week on November. Please keep sharing.

      The Day before my Dad's birthday I asked an audience to stand up in supporter of his case -- : 41

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZztYukJlwQ

      AFL-CIO 2013 Convention: Hareth Andrade-Ayala, "America"

      DREAMer Hareth Andrade-Ayala reads her poem "America" at the AFL-CIO 2013 Convention in Los Angeles, CA. Follow the AFL-CIO: http://www.aflcio.org http://facebook.com/aflcio http://twitter.com/aflcio

    3. Reached 6,000 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Mason Polk EXETER, NH
      • 7 months ago

      Because he shouldn't be separated from his family...

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    • Celia Justo RIVERSIDE, CA
      • 7 months ago

      I HOPE YOUR DAD DOESN'T GET DEPORTED, SOMETHING LIKE THAT HAPPENED TO MY DAD AND I WAS DEPRESSED FOR SO MANY MONTHS

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    • Miriam Murillo SAN JOSE, CA
      • 7 months ago

      i wouldn't want this to happen to my family.

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    • Celeste Lopez Lopez SPRINGTOWN, TX
      • 8 months ago

      This is important to me because I know how it feels to have a parent taken awy

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    • Marlene Fotuaika LAWTON, OK
      • 8 months ago

      My husband was deported over 5 months ago while traveling to work. He is a taxpayer, church member, small business owner and very productive member that has never relied on any govt assistance. They are still trying to deport him. I understand and I urgently need help too for the injustice of this system. It's all about power and money.

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