Support Eddy Eddyto and reopen his case to appeal deportation
  • Petitioned Representative Keith Sommer

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Illinois State Representative for Morton
Representative Keith Sommer
Illinois State Senator for Pekin
Senator David Koehler
Illinois State Representative for Peoria
Representative David Leitch
Illinois State Representative for Peoria
Representative Jehan Gordon
U.S. Senator for Illinois
Senator Richard Durbin
U.S. Senator for Illinois
Senator Mark Kirk
Illinois State Senator for Peoria
Senator Darin LaHood

Support Eddy Eddyto and reopen his case to appeal deportation

    1. Petition by

      Sarah Emory

      peoria, IL

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Eddy Eddyto came to America several years ago to seek asylum after being attacked by Muslim extremists. Unfortunately, upon renewing his Visa he was directed to a fraudulent immigration attorney who misled him and eventually stole his life savings. After attending his first hearing to have his Visa renewed, Eddy was informed by his attorney that he did not need to attend his second hearing because he would go for him. Eddy’s attorney skipped the hearing and his case was closed. The battle to reopen his case began soon thereafter with a new attorney, but he has been denied each time, twice now, because of his association with his former attorney who is now in prison. In fact, the majority of immigrants associated with that same attorney have been deported.

Eddy married Cherie Tate, a U.S. citizen, almost five years ago and they have a four year old girl named Jadealynn and a baby due this month. Their marriage petition was approved in 2008 and Eddy has a work permit. Eddy currently works for Walmart as a support manager, and has been with the company for 3 years.

There are countless illegal immigrants in the U.S. who do not pay taxes and are swept under the rug. Eddy is not one of them. He pays his taxes like everyone else and is handling this legally through a court of law. Unfortunately, he is a victim of the system simply because he was directed to the wrong lawyer when he moved to this great country.

Eddy’s current attorney informed him the only way to get his case reopened is to gain support from a local congressman or senator. Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock’s office is helping, but if Eddy’s case is denied a third time there is a good chance he will get deported in February. We cannot let that happen.

If Eddy were to be deported his life would be in danger and he would be ripped away from his wife and children.

Please stand up for what is right and help Mr. Eddyto!

Recent signatures

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    1. Victory At Last!

      Sarah Emory
      Petition Organizer

      Just wanted to say thanks again to each and every person who signed this petition, cared about it, and shared it with others! Eddy and his family have been granted a 1 year extension to file their paperwork, apply Eddy for a green card, and his case has been officially REOPENED! Victory to those who deserve it most!

    2. Reached 1,000 signatures
    3. 500 Signatures!

      Sarah Emory
      Petition Organizer

      Thanks again so much to everyone who is signing, sharing and supporting! I can't imagine having 500 letters in my inbox, but that's what all these Senators and Representatives should have now! Let's keep going until it makes a difference, stand up for what is right!

    4. Reached 500 signatures
    5. We have reached 208 Signatures!

      Sarah Emory
      Petition Organizer

      I just wanted to send a quick note out thanking everyone who has taken the time to sign this petition, share it with friends and family, and publicly show your support for Cherie, Eddy and Jadealynn! We are really making an impact, and I'm confident that we can make a difference for this family if we keep going strong!

    6. Reached 100 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Mallory Williams GALATIA, IL
      • about 2 years ago

      This is so heartbreaking. :( I pray that he will not be taken from you. I am so sorry..

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    • kim robinson SPEER, IL
      • about 2 years ago

      I feel Eddy should stay, he is married to an American and they have children. Eddy is working and trying to take care of his family. He was wrongly given information from people who later themselves were indicited. So why not give him another chance. He's doing more than some natural born citizens. Why tear a family apart? What if that was one of our family members?

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    • Dixie alden PONTIAC, IL
      • about 2 years ago

      I am signing this because altho I do not know Eddy personally, I do know his wife and and brothe-in-law Denny and I do not believe that because of someone elses misgivings (the lawyer) that they deserve to loose him. But the biggest reason is his children. Being a mother myself, I couldn't imaging having to tell my children that their daddy was going away and being unsure as to when they will see him again. My heart goes out to those beautiful babies. No child deserves to be going thru this kind of pain @ such a young age. Think of his children!!

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    • Rochelle Sinder MCALLEN, TX
      • over 2 years ago

      Because it is the right thing to do.

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    • Dorothy Murphy ATLANTA, GA
      • over 2 years ago

      Deporting this man would be a grave injustice, contrary to everything this great country stands for.

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