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Stop Segundo's Deportation!
  • Petitioned Immigration and Customs Enforcement "ICE" Director John Morton

This petition was delivered to:

Immigration and Customs Enforcement "ICE" Director John Morton

Stop Segundo's Deportation!

    1. The New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC)
    2. Petition by

      The New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC)

Segundo Floresmilo Pesantez A# 200-954-233 came to the United States on December of 2005 from Ecuador.

 His father was killed when he was only 10 years old by an assailant unknown to the family. Segundo and his family witnessed the entire episode.  Having lost the household breadwinner, Segundo went to work in the streets as a shoeshine boy to support himself, his three brothers, and his mother.  Segundo eventually came to the United States in search of a better life and in pursuit of his dream to one day become documented and bring the rest of his family with him.

 Segundo has no criminal record, and before being detained by ICE, he had never even been arrested. He is neither a danger to national security nor a risk to public safety. His dedication to community service and the community who has come out in support of him show that he is an upstanding young man who values hard work and helping those in need.  He is also a taxpayer that has contributed to society through hard work.

 Segundo is also a devoted uncle to his nephew Eric, and has been responsible for raising him ever since the child's father was deported in February.  He has become an important parental figure in the child’s life and is a significant financial supporter.

 Segundo has embraced every opportunity available to him to integrate himself into this country. He has overcome language and cultural barriers to excel in the workforce and in community involvement. Segundo has always continued to challenge himself with difficult goals and push himself to expand his self-created opportunities and give back to his community.  If forced to leave the community of which he has become such an integral part, Segundo will not have the chance to accomplish the goals towards which he has so diligently worked.  His community will suffer the loss of his leadership and selflessness.

 Sign this petition to John Morton to keep Segundo in the U.S.! 

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 750 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Mark House MACHESNEY PARK, IL
      • about 2 years ago

      Although I disagree with illegal immigration, this man clearly would be a good citizen and should be given the opportunity to become one.

    • Brendan Coleman BANCROFT, MI
      • about 2 years ago

      He doesn't have a criminal record... There shouldn't be a reason to send him back?

    • Franklin King BALL, LA
      • about 2 years ago

      I have work with undocumented people before and all I can say is a dog should not be treated the way they were treated. That was when I was a kid but I remember.

    • J Michael Vosler ROHNERT PARK, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      Please observe the policy of deporting only the criminals among us -- Segundo Floresmilo Pesantez, A# 200954-233 does NOT fit this definition. For the sake of family unity & his contributions to his community, LET HIM STAY!

    • martha eberle DRIPPING SPRINGS, TX
      • over 2 years ago

      Sometimes the spirit of the law is more important than the letter of the law. In judging a case, authorities must look at the person. Segundo has certainly been a credit to himself, his community, to this nation. Do not deport Segundo.


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