Stop deportation of Stateless US residents. Immigration Reform 2012.
  • Petitioned James McCament

This petition was delivered to:

James McCament
US Department of Homeland Security
Secretary Janet Napolitano
US Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Director John Morton
California Governor
President of the United States
California State Senate
California State House
U.S. Senate
U.S. House of Representatives
Sen. Patrick Leahy
Sen. Barbara Boxer
Sen. Dianne Feinstein
Rep. Adam Schiff
American Samoa-01
Rep. Eni Faleomavaega

Stop deportation of Stateless US residents. Immigration Reform 2012.

    1. Holly Haught
    2. Petition by

      Holly Haught

      Houston, TX

Mikhail Sebastian, 39, a stateless person who resided in the United States for 16 years. A person without country and nationality but with long-term residency in the United States, the country he considers home. Mikhail is not a criminal and US tax-payer. He was not undocumented not an illegal alien, just a person caught by our broken immigration policy who is in legal limbo. He came to the United States in 1995 to seek protection against persecution, discrimination but unfortunately he did not get a fair trial back in 1996 as he could not afford costly lawyer. 

He got stuck in US territory of American Samoa since December 2011 when he traveled for four day New Year holiday vacation and was barred from entering the mainland of the United States due to what US officials described as self-deportation. The person without country and no place to go by all international law and human rights principles he is the victim of our broken immigration system who integrated in the United States, has strong ties and should be returned back to his home in Los Angeles. He just a victim of injustice.

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    Reasons for signing

      • over 1 year ago

      Centralised govts with arbitrary rules devoid of consideration for context, allow people to fall through the gaps, and they hopelessly allow people to suffer rather than acknowledge that they lack the skills of statesmanship. To that end, they are in their for the money, prestige...its ceases to be about creating a civil society...they have no notion of what that is.

    • Michael OToole GULFPORT, FL
      • almost 2 years ago

      Mikhail would be back in the U.S. in a heartbeat if he were not gay. The problem is with the U.S., not independent Samoa. This has to stop. Let Mikhail come back home !

    • Daniel Weber SANTA FE, NM
      • about 2 years ago

      I have taught English for stateless people southeast Asia and have criticized governments like the Thai and Burmese for not regularizing the status of refugees. I'm ashamed that my own government is as remiss.

    • Diane Parris LA VISTA, NE
      • about 2 years ago

      Mikhail is an example of a broken system. A legal resident, not allowed to be a citizen, a man without a country--now a man without a home. How is this right?

    • Annette Breiling IJAMSVILLE, MD
      • about 2 years ago

      He is being denied bqasic human rights for no valid reason. We should honor the UN Declaration of Human Rights.


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