• Petitioned John Morton

This petition was delivered to:

Director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement
John Morton
Secretary of Department of Homeland Security
Janet Napolitano
Rep. Tony Cardenas
Sen. Dianne Feinstein
Sen. Barbara Boxer
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger

Release Regina Husman and her Mother!

    1. Petition by

      Benjamin Young

      San Gabriel, CA

March 2011


Victory! Thanks to nearly 5,000 Change.org members -- and maybe the best boyfriend ever -- 20-year-old Regina Husman and her mother, Eveline Rahardja, have finally been freed from detention

It had been over a decade since Eveline fled religious persecution in Indonesia and settled in the United States with her daughter, in the country where she knew they could freely practice their beliefs. Last October -- even though they had a pending asylum claim-- the women were locked up in an immigrant detention center. They were tossed behind bars, along with their hopes and dreams for the future.

Luckily, Regina’s boyfriend of six years, Benjamin Young, decided to do something about it. He launched a Change.org petition calling for their release.

Thanks to him -- and to the thousands of you who spoke out -- Regina and Eveline will now be able to pursue asylum from outside prison walls! This summer, Regina will go back to working toward her biology degree at California State University at Fullerton, and life will slowly return to normal.

On October 28th, 2010, two days after Regina's 20th birthday; ICE agents took her and her mother into custody. They were taken into custody because their Asylum case (a path to citizenship) was denied and they had a final order of removal. However their Asylum case is pending for a re-appeal when they were picked up. It had the potential to be reopened. Now they're being detained and were facing deportation. The 9th circuit has granted a temporary stay of removal since their case is pending. At the moment they're still being detained when ICE has no reason to hold them. Is this how America treats law abiding individuals that are doing the right thing? They pay taxes and follow the right steps to try to get citizenship. Why do we subject them to cruel and unusual punishment, and detain them among criminals in a Jail when they have done nothing wrong? So we the family are asking you to help sign the petition telling / asking them to release Regina Husman (A075-718-109) and her mother Eveline Rahardja (A075-718-107).

If they're not released, they will spend Christmas and New Years in the detention facility as they have done so already with Thanksgiving.

Recent signatures


    1. Victory! Boyfriend Wins Release of Asylum-Seeker Regina Husman and Mother

      Alex DiBranco
      Petition Organizer

      Regina Husman and Eveline Rahardja left immigration detention in California in February after U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agreed to release the mother and daughter on orders of supervision. Regina’s boyfriend, Benjamin Young, had...


    Reasons for signing

    • Regina Husman SAN GABRIEL, CA
      • over 3 years ago

      My mother and I were released on February 4th, under an order of supervision. We truly feel so BLESSED for everything everyone has done for us. Thank you for taking the time to sign our petition and helped us raise awareness to our situation. Our release wouldn't have been possible without the support from everybody! Words can't begin to explain how grateful we both are. Thank you again everybody, God Bless You All!


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