Stop the Deportation of DREAMer Jose (JB) Librojo
  • Petitioned Janet Napolitano

This petition was delivered to:

Secretary of Homeland Security
Janet Napolitano
Director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement
John Morton
Chief Counsel, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Leslie Ungerman
U.S. Senate
Indiana
Sen. Joe Donnelly
California
Sen. Barbara Boxer
Illinois
Sen. Dick Durbin
California
Sen. Dianne Feinstein
California-008
State Sen. Leland Yee
California-012
State Rep. Kristin Olsen
California-12
Rep. Nancy Pelosi
California-08
Rep. Paul Cook

Stop the Deportation of DREAMer Jose (JB) Librojo

    1. Voltaire Villanueva
    2. Petition by

      Voltaire Villanueva

      san francisco, CA

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November 2011

Victory

Last week, JB Librojo was told he must report to the San Francisco airport where he would be met by ICE agents who might deport him back to the Philippines, a country he hadn't seen in over 15 years. This was the second time that JB was told to report to the airport without knowing what his future held. The first time - on November 12th - he was given a temporary stay, but the following week he was told to purchase a new ticket. But late Friday afternoon, JB received a phone call: he was granted a one year stay of deportation. Victory!

This is a huge relief and a joyous moment for JB, his community, and his friend Voltaire, who started the Change.org petition to stop his deportation. Voltaire worked tirelessly to recruit over 8,600 supporters on JB's petition, earn media attention, and involve elected officials who could help win JB relief. All of Voltaire's work paid off, and now his college friend, fraternity brother, and groomsmen will not be forced to board a plane back to a country he barely knows.

JB and his wife Ana recorded a message celebrating the good news and thanking the more than 8,600 supporters who signed Voltaire's petition on Change.org. Check it out here.

Stop the Deportation of DREAMer Jose (JB) Librojo A073 956 802


DREAMer Jose (JB) Librojo [A073 956 802] needs our help right now. He is a California resident and Dream Act-eligible candidate who came to the United States lawfully as a child and has lived in the country for 16 years. At this time, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials are trying to deport him back to the Philippines, despite his positive contributions to society. He has earned a high school diploma from Westmoor High School in Daly City, CA and a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biology from San Francisco State University where he also studied pre-med to become a dentist. Furthermore, he has never committed a crime and has filed his income tax return on a regular basis since finding legal and lawful employment in the U.S as a full-time Registered Dental Assistant and Dental Lab X-Ray Technician. He is also a member of Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity.

Jose has been approved for an I-140 immigrant visa, which will allow him to adjust his status and become a permanent resident/green card holder, however DHS refuses to reopen his case for this to occur. In addition, under ICE Policy Number: 10075.1 released June 17, 2011 by ICE Director John Morton, and in an announcement on August 18, 2011 from the White House, Jose does not meet the standards for priority deportation. We request that DHS defer Jose’s deportation; and/or by requesting that DHS reconsider their decision to decline a joint motion to reopen Jose’s case to permit him to adjust his status to permanent resident.

A joint motion will allow Jose’s case to be remanded from the Board of Immigration Appeals back to the immigration judge so that the case can be administratively closed. These are both forms of prosecutorial discretion identified in ICE Policy Number: 10075.1 and the August 18, 2011 announcement from the White House.

Mr. Jose Librojo is a shining example of the President’s & the Department of Homeland Security’s motivation to prioritize cases so that prosecutorial discretion can be used. Jose is nearing completion of a ten-year process pending the re-opening of his case. Despite a number of positive achievements, his case was denied, forcing him into a difficult situation and timetable. Mr. Librojo should not be a priority for deportation under the new ICE/DHS guidelines. Instead, his case should be reopened to allow him to obtain legal permanent status to reside in the United States.

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Victory! JB Librojo Won't be Deported, Thanks his 8,500 Supporters

      Jackie  Mahendra
      Petition Organizer

      Last week, JB Librojo was told he must report to the San Francisco airport where he would be met by ICE agents who might deport him back to the Philippines, a country he hadn't seen in over 15 years. This was the second time that JB was told to...

    2. ICE to JB - Purchase a Flight for Monday 11/21 - Phone Campaign Thursday

      Voltaire Villanueva
      Petition Organizer

      Senators Feinstein and Boxer's Washington D.C. Office
      Senator Feinstein, US Senator for California 
Phone: (202) 224-3841 
Fax: (202) 228-3954
      Senator Boxer, US Senator for California 
Phone: (202) 224-3553 
Fax: (202) 228-1338

      JB's ICE agent wants him to buy a ticket and show up at the airport this Monday, November 21 for deportation, however we are not sure what this means even though he has a case pending and has a right to due process.

      If you can't call, we can provide you with a cover sheet and word doc you can print and fax.

      INSTRUCTIONS:
      For this round of calls, no script will be provided. We want the message to be authentic and heartfelt. When calling, mention JB Librojo and his Alien Registration number, A073956802. Please call to urge the senators to pressure ICE and the Department of Homeland Security to agree in reopening the deportation case of DREAMer Jose Librojo.

    3. JB not deported Saturday, but still at risk -- please spread the word

      Jackie  Mahendra
      Petition Organizer

      Nov. 12, 11:00 pm ET: JB was not deported Saturday. JB's supporters, who accompanied him to the airport in a show of solidarity this evening, are reporting that the Dreamer has been spared deportation tonight. Voltaire thanks those who've signed and urge others to continue signing the petition, as JB remains at risk for deportation. [Please spread the word and keep the signatures coming.]

    4. JB's supporters are heading to the airport with him tonight, at 5:30 pm PT

      Jackie  Mahendra
      Petition Organizer

      Time : Saturday, November 12 · 5:30pm
      Location: San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
      Where to Meet: At or around Philippine Airlines Ticketing
      What to Bring/Wear:
      - Wear something green to show solidarity
      - NO Signs or Banners
      - Water & snacks
      - Video recording devices

    5. Reached 8,000 signatures
    6. Will DREAMer Jose (JB ) Librojo Be Deported Tomorrow?

      Jackie  Mahendra
      Petition Organizer

      Everything seemed to be going right for JB Librojo. The hardworking student graduated from San Francisco State University with a pre-med degree and now dreams of becoming a dentist. He had been approved for a visa that would allow him to stay in the...

    7. Reached 7,000 signatures
    8. Reached 3,000 signatures
    9. Candlelight Vigil to Stop the Deportation of Jose (JB) Librojo

      Voltaire Villanueva
      Petition Organizer

      Time : Wednesday, November 9 · 5:30pm – 7:00pm
      Location: US Senator Feinstein’s San Francisco Field Office – Corner of Market and Montgomery Streets San Francisco, CA

      Don’t Deport our Dreams, Keep JB Home!

      We are planning a peaceful candlelight vigil in front of Senator Feinstein’s office to raise awareness and show JB the support of the community. We have a program scheduled to include testimonials and some poetry.

      Where to Meet:
      The corner of Post and Montgomery.

      What to Bring/Wear:
      - Wear something green to show solidarity
      - Signs/Banners saying “Don’t Deport our Dreams, Keep JB Home!”
      - Candles/Lighters/Cups (we’ll try to provide some)
      - Dress warm (wear layers, gloves, etc.)
      - Water & snacks
      - Flashlight

      Directions:
      We encourage you to take public transportation. If you are taking BART, you may exit at the Montgomery Street Station. Although her office is physically located on 1 Post Street, the building also shares the corner of Market and Montgomery.

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Hilda Penuelas NORTH HILLS, CA
      • almost 3 years ago

      I am rejoicing with Jose and his family with his victory and his deferred deportation. I also need people to make the calls to Senator Feinstein's office and to John Morton's office on behalf of my soon to be husband Hector Ortega-Valladares, please read all about his case on my petition titled _ICE Let this injured cancer survivor come home to his family in California_ He needs to be released from ICE detention to get medical care for his fractured arm and to work on his paperwork to legalize his status in the U.S. ... Again,well earned victory Jose and supporters

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    • B L VANCOUVER, CANADA
      • almost 3 years ago

      I support this cause. Please also check out my petition to address human trafficking in the province of bc. http://www.change.org/petitions/minister-of-public-safety-and-solicitor-general-increase-octips-budget-to-750000-annually-and-rehire-robin-pike

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    • mary bentley MASON CITY, IA
      • almost 3 years ago

      A great citizen! This is not Justice, this man wants to become documented & is a model

      citizen. Aren't we more interested in deporting Criminals than decent people?!

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    • jose cedillo FORT VALLEY, GA
      • almost 3 years ago

      Because its not right to deport someone thats been liveing in the U.S since he was a child.

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    • Edmundo Dantes DALY CITY, CA
      • almost 3 years ago

      Here is a young man who is a product of the US education system with so much potential to be a very productive citizen. He came here legally and should be given a chance to prove his case before a judge and not just summarily sent back without consideration for his good record for the last 16 years. America was born with a heart for those with good intention and can contribute to the society if given a chance. He has a chance, and I hope the ICE will permit him to use that chance.

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