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Please Stop the Deportation of Leticia C.
  • Petitioned Henry Lucero

This petition was delivered to:

ICE-ERO
Henry Lucero
Janet Napolitano, Secretary of DHS; John Morton, Director of ICE
DHS
Suzanne Barr
DHS
Gary Mead

Please Stop the Deportation of Leticia C.

    1. Todd Pilcher
    2. Petition by

      Todd Pilcher

      Washington, DC

URGENT UPDATE - July 17, 2012

Dear Supporters:

We thank you for your tremendous outpouring of interest and support for Leticia and her daughter over the last several days.

Sadly, we cannot locate Letica now.  We hope that she is okay.  We ask that immigration officials who come into contact with her treat her with compassion and sensitivity, and that they prioritize her health care needs.  We cannot comment any further on this situation.

Todd

PETITION TO STOP THE DEPORTATION OF LETICIA C., A HONDURAN NATIONAL LIVING WITH ADVANCED AIDS

Ms. Leticia C. (Leticia), a 40-year old Honduran national living with advanced stage AIDS, urgently needs your help to stop her imminent deportation to Honduras. She is the single mother of a developmentally disabled, 13-year old U.S. citizen daughter who was born with HIV disease. They live together in Washington, DC. Because she does not have anybody else in the U.S. who could care for her, Leticia’s daughter would have to accompany her mother to Honduras if she were deported. Due to Leticia’s and her daughter’s serious medical conditions, their lives would be at great risk in Honduras.

Regrettably, Leticia received a felony conviction in 2012 for a shoplifting arrest in Virginia. She is deeply remorseful for her actions. Despite the shoplifting conviction, we believe that this incident should not result in her removal to a country where her and her daughter’s lives would be jeopardized.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has scheduled Leticia’s deportation date for July 19, 2012.

Please sign this petition to request ICE to stop her scheduled deportation and grant her request for deferred action.

The lives of Leticia and her daughter are now in the hands of ICE officials.  We need your action to ensure they make the right decision.  Please tell the responsible authorities at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and ICE that deporting Leticia to Honduras would be inhumane, unconscionable, and completely unnecessary.
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To:

The Honorable Janet Napolitano
Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Washington, DC

The Honorable John Morton
Director, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Washington, DC

Director Henry Lucero
Field Office Director, ICE -Enforcement and Removal Operations
Fairfax, VA

We, the undersigned, respectfully request that your office stop the deportation of Ms. Leticia C. (A# 205-002-723), a 40-year old national of Honduras who lives in Washington, D.C. Leticia suffers from advanced stage AIDS and is the single mother of a 13-year old, developmentally disabled U.S. citizen girl who was born with HIV disease. Deporting Leticia to Honduras would cause unconscionable suffering to Leticia and her daughter and would lead to their premature deaths.

Leticia’s young daughter must accompany her mother to Honduras if she were deported. Leticia does not have any friends or family members in the U.S. who are willing or able to take care of a special needs child with a serious medical condition and placing her daughter in the care of Washington, D.C.’s Child and Family Services Agency would cause her daughter enormous suffering and irreversible harm as well as a great financial expense to the government of the District of Columbia.

It would be very difficult for Leticia and her daughter to obtain the specialized medical care they need to survive in Honduras. In addition, they would suffer discrimination there because of their medical conditions. Despite Leticia’s criminal convictions relating to a recent shoplifting arrest, she and her daughter should not be condemned to death by deportation.

We hope you will agree that deporting Leticia to Honduras would be a cruel and unnecessary action that is wildly disproportionate to her shoplifting-related crime for which she is deeply remorseful. Leticia is not a danger to society and she does not present a risk to our national security. Most significantly, her young daughter is completely innocent and should not be the victim of such a harsh and life-threatening action.

Thank you for your kind attention to this petition and your immediate action to prevent the tragedy that would result upon Leticia’s deportation.

 

Recent signatures

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    1. UPDATE - Petition Closing

      Todd Pilcher
      Petition Organizer

      Dear Supporters:

      With much regret, I am notifying you that we have lost contact with Leticia. It appears she has acted out of panic and desperation. We are deeply concerned for her and her daughter's safety. Again, we ask that ICE officials who come into contact with her treat her and her daughter with sensitivity and compassion and prioritize their health care needs.

      Please know that your support did make a difference. Until we lost contact with Leticia, we felt that we were making good progress with DHS officials.

      Until further notice, we are closing this petition. Thank you again for your support and concern.

      Todd

    2. Reached 750 signatures
    3. UPDATE

      Todd Pilcher
      Petition Organizer

      Dear Supporters:

      We thank you for your tremendous outpouring of interest and support for Leticia and her daughter over the last several days.

      Sadly, we have not been able to locate Leticia, and we hope that she is okay. We ask that the immigration officials who come into contact with her treat her with compassion and sensitivity, and that they prioritize her healthcare needs. We cannot comment any further on this situation at this time.

      Todd
      July 17, 2012

    4. Reached 500 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Robert Jacobs WASHINGTON, DC
      • over 2 years ago

      Mercy & compassion are the ultimate criteria for this case!

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    • Whitney Fox ERIE, PA
      • over 2 years ago

      She broke the law...obey the laws or change them, but as they stand now she must leave.

      The prisons now are filled with remorseful people, because they got caught. if she had done the crime and got away with it, she would have a different tune. Away with you missy...Honduras needs you!!!!!!!!!!!

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    • Laura Grandy ARLINGTON, VA
      • over 2 years ago

      This is a human rights issue. Deporting Ms. Leticia would be an inhumane act and an embarrassment to the United States.

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    • America Calderon WASHINGTON, DC
      • over 2 years ago

      I believe that Leticia should not be deported for humanitarian reasons.

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    • katiuska Silva Estrada BOGOTA, COLOMBIA
      • over 2 years ago

      Sending Leticia and her daugther back to her country, is like sentencing them to the dead penalty!

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