Release DREAMer Balal Parveez to His Family, and Stop His Deportation
  • Petitioned Janet Napolitano

This petition was delivered to:

Department of Homeland Security
Janet Napolitano
House Rep.
Congressman Tim Bishop
Assistant Field Office Director (Detention)
David A. Bradley
New York State Senator
Charles Schumer
Office of the Principal Legal Advisor (OPLA)
Paul Gleason
Deputy Council for Janet Napolitano
U.S. Senate
U.S. House of Representatives
New York
Sen. Charles Schumer
New York-01
Rep. Tim Bishop

Release DREAMer Balal Parveez to His Family, and Stop His Deportation

    1. Petition by

      Students Working for Equal Rights

Update 08/06/13: We have heard today from Balal's sister that Balal has been taken into custody for deportation again because his temporary deferment is no longer recognized. Now Balal is a father of 2 beautiful children who need him to come home. We will keep you updated on ways to help.

Update 10/31: Balal suffers from chest pains that require him to take injections for the pain. Being in detention is making him very weak, physically and emotionally, as Balal's sister, Nosheen Dean, has seen first-hand. The detention center has even put him on regular anti-depressants after more than 8 months detained. He is over 1,000 miles away from his wife and U.S. citizen family in New York, where he grew up and was the captain of his high school football team. 

Balal Parveez is 22 years old and has been in the USA since he was five years old, when he was brought here by his aunt. Shortly thereafter his family followed, seeking political asylum from death threats in Pakistan, but unable to include him in the family immigration petition. His whole family are U.S. citizens now but he is still undocumented. He is currently detained at Broward Transitional Center in Florida, suffering from physical and emotional hardship.

Doctors worry for Balal's condition in detention due to sharp chest pains and a worsening depression. For over a month now, the detention center has had Balal on anti-depressants due to his troubling emotional and mental state. Balal's chest pains require that he take pain relief injections daily that leave him very weak throughout the day.

Announcements by the Obama administration state that Secretary of DHS Janet Napolitano plans on reviewing pending immigration removal cases to focus resources on violent criminals. There is also a Prosecutorial Discretion Memorandum, by Director John Morton recommending favorable discretion to those who were brought to this country as young children, have been educated here, have close ties to the community, are no harm to society,and have immediate family that is U.S. citizen etc.

Balal Parveez falls under ALL of these criteria and more yet he has STILL spent over 8 MONTHS DETAINED!

Deporting Balal back to a foreign country, where he has no family, is cruel and dangerous for him. Balal has lived in America his whole life, and this is his home.

Please take action by signing the petition and then calling these numbers to help Balal stay in the US and come home.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement: 1-202-732-6161
Assistant Field Office Director David Bradley: (954) 545-6031

Chuck Schumers NYC office: 212-486-4430

Congressman Tim Bishop NY: 631- 289-6500

TELL THEM: Balal Parveez,  A# 073-531-098, is a DREAM Act-eligible youth facing severe physical and mental hardship in Broward Transitional Center for immigrant detainees. We want him released to his family and community that love him.

Recent signatures


    1. 2 years later, Balal, Father of 2, Detained again

      We are gathering more information to let you know how you might be able to help. All we know is that he went in for fingerprints for his work permit, and he was told that his deferment of deportation was no longer valid and he was taken into custody in New York!

    2. AMAZING NEWS: Balal finally released, at home with his family

      Thanks to the tireless efforts of Balal's sister Nosheen, strong advocates like Juan Rodriguez at SWER and United We Dream, and the nearly 13,000 people who spoke out and signed his petition on, Balal is safely home with his family today! Nosheen is still fighting to keep Balal in the USA, but she sends her deep gratitude to all who took action on Balal's behalf... Stay tuned for more!

    3. Major Progress: Balal Home With Family, After 10 Long Months Behind Bars

      When Nosheen Dean visited her brother, Balal, in jail the day after he underwent surgery to remove masses from his chest, she promised him she would never stop fighting for him. Balal Parveez spent 10 months behind the bars of an immigrant detention...

    4. Reached 12,500 signatures
    5. Undocumented Immigrant Forced To Return To Detention After Surgery

      Parveez's family has repeatedly pleaded with the federal government to release him from detention as his health has deteriorated over the past 11 months.

    6. Reached 10,000 signatures
    7. Long Island Eyewitness News, local ABC TV channel covers Balal's story

      ABC: "His family is waging a legal and Internet war to have Balal released, but in the meantime his health is deteriorating."

    8. Reached 500 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • waleed khan LAKE RONKONKOMA, NY
      • about 1 year ago

      hes my brother in law

    • Maris Boyd SOUTHBURY, CT
      • about 1 year ago

      American credibility is at stake--using him to inform and abandoning him undermines our credibility.He's been an American since FIVE!

    • Monique Balal LAKERONKONKOMA, NY
      • about 1 year ago

      This is my husband I have 2 you g kids who need their dad

    • martin castaneda MIAMI, FL
      • about 1 year ago

      I understand his situation. I had several friends in the same situation. He is a human being.

    • Zothampari Flores MIAMI, FL
      • about 1 year ago

      Is important to keep family together. This man is not a criminal . Its inhumane to keep him detain knowing his health condition. How dare you !!!


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