Keep DREAMers Chan and Ki & Their Parents Together in America!
  • Petitioned Janet Napolitano

This petition was delivered to:

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary
Janet Napolitano
Assistant Secretary for Immigration and Customs Enforcement
John Morton

Keep DREAMers Chan and Ki & Their Parents Together in America!

    1. Petition by

      NATIONAL KOREAN AMERICAN SERVICE AND EDUCATION CONSORTIUM INC

Petition update (as of July 14, 2011): Great news! On July 1, Chan and Ki and their father’s case was “terminated without prejudice” by the immigration judge. This means the case has been closed and the family is not in danger of being deported for the time being. This is an extremely rare result and the family is very happy and relieved. They extend their appreciation for the outpouring support and love from the change.org and broader communities.

The fight is not over! While the family is temporarily clear from imminent danger, their case has the potential to be re-opened at any time. They will continue to seek deferred action in the absence of federal legislation that addresses the current broken immigration system. Please help continue to garner signatures on behalf of the Choi Family!

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Brothers Seul Chan and Seul Ki (also known as Chan and Ki), and their parents have called America home since coming here 17 years ago when Chan and Ki were just 6 and 8 years old. After Mr. Choi was unable to get the work sponsorship he had been promised and after his case was also denied by USCIS, the family continued to spend years exhausting numerous channels to legally adjust their status to no avail. The brothers and their father now face imminent removal orders, which will send Chan and Ki and their parents back to Korea, a country they no longer are familiar with.  

July 1 is the brothers' upcoming hearing date. Community leaders, advocates, and the family’s attorneys are pursuing all possible resources to support the Choi family, who have lived, worked and attended school in California since their arrival to the U.S. in 1994. But we also need your help. Sign the petition below to urge DHS to take immediate action to keep Chan and Ki and their father here in the U.S.

5 Things You Can do!

1. Sign the petition at http://bit.ly/ChoiFamilyPetition

2. Share this link with 5 of your friends http://bit.ly/ChoiFamilyAction

3. Tweet the following to your network! – Sign & Retweet! 5 things you can do for dreamers Chan, Ki & their parents!http://bit.ly/ChoiFamilyAction #aapi #p2 #dreamact

4. Change your Facebook status to – Keep the Choi Family Together in America! 5 things you can do for dreamers Chan and Ki and their parents! http://bit.ly/ChoiFamilyAction #aapi #p2 #dreamact

5. Join the Choi Family Facebook Page and help spread the word! http://on.fb.me/le9K8d

If you would like to get involved, please contact Jani Kim, Immigrant Rights Program Coordinator at KRC (jani@krcla.org | 323-937-3718) or Joyce Yin, Program Associate at NAKASEC (jyin@nakasec.org | 202-299-9540).

 

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Great News! In Rare Decision, Choi Family Will Stay in the U.S.

      On July 1st, a California immigration court terminated Chan and Ki Choi's removal case, effectively removing the possibility of deportation in the near future. This is a rare decision, one that could not have happened without the backing of more than...

    2. Reached 1,500 signatures
    3. DREAMer Brothers and Their Parents Fight Deportation

      Brothers Seul Chan Choi and  Seul Ki Choi, known to friends as Chan and Ki, are part of a family in danger of being shipped away from their home in America. Chan and Ki, along with their parents, now face the possibility of deportation, despite the...

    4. Reached 1,000 signatures
    5. As DREAM Act Takes Washington by Storm, 3 Actions To Take Now

      Today, Senator Durbin convened the first-ever hearing for the DREAM Act, which was live-tweeted and included big shots like Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Dr. Clifford Stanley, Under Secretary of...

    6. Reached 250 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Maneesh Pangasa YUMA, AZ
      • about 3 years ago

      As a U.S. citizen supportive of immigrant's rights I oppose unconstitutional and discriminatory state measures like Arizona's SB 1070 and Alabama's HB 56 supported by the white supremacist anti immigrant hate group the Federation for American Immigration Reform. I support the DREAM Act and oppose deportation of DREAMers. I support the Define American web campaign by undocumented immigrant Jose Antonio Vargas and the principles of Reform Immigration for America. I believe immigration reform should come from the federal level, be comprehensive and inclusive in nature -- meaning LGBT families should be able to file for immigration and get accepted. I believe the following must be included in immigration reform

      A rational and humane approach to the undocumented population.

      --Protect U.S. and immigrant workers.

      --Allocate sufficient visas to close unlawful migration channels.

      --Enhance our nation's security and safety.

      --Establish a strategic border enforcement policy that reflects American values.

      --Keep American families together.

      --Promote immigrant integration.

      --Protect fundamental rights for all.

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    • Chyna Chyna ZJMFLSEC, SD
      • about 3 years ago

      I'm quite peslaed with the information in this one. TY!

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    • Janae Janae GOGJPOJBIBMBSCGT, AL
      • about 3 years ago

      Dag nabbit good stuff you wpihpersnappers!

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    • Shannon Villines KANSAS CITY, MO
      • over 3 years ago

      Lets see what I can do! I wish you all the very best and hope that with the power of faith, we can bring some justice to you and yours!

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    • Helen Smith DALLAS, TX
      • over 3 years ago

      GO GREAT COURAGEOUS AMERICAN DREAM WARRIORS!!! GO GREAT COURAGEOUS AMERICAN DREAM WARRIORS!!! GO GREAT COURAGEOUS AMERICAN DREAM WARRIORS!!!

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