Grant Antonio Joaquin his Asylum claim and let him remain in the United States
  • Petitioned Janet Napolitano

This petition was delivered to:

DHS Secretary
Janet Napolitano
Director of ICE John Morton
ICE Assistant Field Officer
J.D. Thorp
Debbie Snellgrove
Leah Waddell
Andrew Lorenzen-Strait

Grant Antonio Joaquin his Asylum claim and let him remain in the United States

    1. Jennifer Chenoweth
    2. Petition by

      Jennifer Chenoweth

      bonaire, Georgia


Antonio Joaquin is a dreamer that was picked up for driving without a license in Georgia.  Antonio is described as a hardworking, quiet young man by his community. Antonio emigrated to the U.S at the age of 14 from Guatemala in search of a better life. He is always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need is dearly missed by his community.

The last time Jennifer (Antonio's friend) spoke to him over phone Antonio said : "I want to thank everyone for the outpouring support I have received from people who have signed my petition, and those who have made calls for me. I never knew so many people cared about me. It's an incredible feeling to know that you are loved. I hope to get out of here soon so that I can see my family again. Being here is the worst! I would never wish this upon my worst enemy."  ~Antonio

I write to humbly request that you take action to immediately halt the deportation of Antonio Joaquin He is eligible for the NACARA the Nicaraguan and Central American Relief Act and would be a great asset to this country. On August 30, 2012, Antonio was picked up by state patrol officers for following too closely subsequently after stopping him for following too closely they arrested him for driving without a license. He has been released from Houston County Jail with a $1,700 and is  awaiting a court date to be set with Immigration.

Antonio Joaquin came to the United States at the age of 14; he remembers some of what it was like in Guatemala but fears of going back due to the poor economy. He has resided in Georgia since the age of 14 and was going to register for GED classes next month. He works at a local shipping plant and plays soccer with friends everyday he is off from work.

Antonio Submitted papers 6 years ago in an Asylum claim for the Nicaraguan and Central American Relief Act So that he can be a permanent resident of the United States. His father is a permanent legal resident of the United States and was granted that through his Asylum Claim through the Nicaraguan and Central American Relief Act. He has family in Georgia, his brother, his sister-in-law, and his two nephews who would desperately miss him if he were gone. He is a model citizen and has no previous record. Please help my friend.

Recent signatures


    1. Victory!

      Jennifer Chenoweth
      Petition Organizer

    2. Reached 500 signatures
    3. ICE Court scheduling in 2013

      Jennifer Chenoweth
      Petition Organizer

      Antonio had his report in Date with Immigration at the beginning of Oct. Right now we are focusing our attention on his asylum claim which is the Nicaraguan and Central American relief act, his dad is a permanent resident and was granted his asylum case now ICE needs to do the same for Antonio please sign and share this petition.

    4. 48 hour hold expires at 1pm today

      Jennifer Chenoweth
      Petition Organizer

      48 hour hold expires at 1pm today if ICE does not come get him by then i will be up there to demand his release!!

    5. Reached 250 signatures


    Reasons for signing

      • almost 2 years ago

      Psalm 14

      New King James Version (NKJV)

      Folly of the Godless, and God’s Final Triumph

      To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.

      14 The fool has said in his heart,

      “There is no God.”

      They are corrupt,

      They have done abominable works,

      There is none who does good.

      2 The Lord looks down from heaven upon the children of men,

      To see if there are any who understand, who seek God.

      3 They have all turned aside,

      They have together become corrupt;

      There is none who does good,

      No, not one.

      4 Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge,

      Who eat up my people as they eat bread,

      And do not call on the Lord?

      5 There they are in great fear,

      For God is with the generation of the righteous.

      6 You shame the counsel of the poor,

      But the Lord is his refuge.

      7 Oh, that the salvation of Israel would come out of Zion!

      When the Lord brings back the captivity of His people,

      Let Jacob rejoice and Israel be glad.

    • Jenna Avina DEMOTTE, IN
      • almost 2 years ago

      I think that no family should be broken illegal or legal! It just is no right! Please grant this for the sake of this man and his family! May God Bless!

    • allison lara SANFORD, NC
      • almost 2 years ago

      stop deporatation

    • Dennis Lopez RIVERSIDE, CA
      • almost 2 years ago

      I am an American taxpayer, voter, father, neighbor, and educator. I urge the United States Congress to pass, and President Barack Obama to sign, Humane Immigration Reform with family reunification, workers rights and the DREAM Act as key components. This specific case is an example of how unjust our current immigration laws are. This man should be returned to his family and granted permanent residency. Our current immigration law results in deportation policy implementation as unjust as the national historic shame of slavery. I urge our elected leaders to correct the injustices being perpetrated against immigrants by passing and enacting Humane Immigration Reform. Dennis Lopez, Riverside, CA.

    • Charlene Ramirez SOMERSET, KY
      • almost 2 years ago

      Help the families keep their families close.....children loosing family and its heartbreaking....we are all human.....God bless


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