Stop the Deportation of Family Flores-Colato
  • Petitioned Janet Napolitano

This petition was delivered to:

Secretary of Homeland Security
Janet Napolitano
Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE)
Andrew Strait
President of the United States
Virginia
Sen. Mark Warner
Virginia-11
Rep. Gerry Connolly
Virginia
Sen. Tim Kaine

Stop the Deportation of Family Flores-Colato

    1. Alma Vela
    2. Petition by

      Alma Vela

      Annandale, VA

 

Don’t Deport Victor Alexander and Xiomara Flores Colato. They came to this country legally from El Salvador fleeing for their lives, after their family was threatened and their grandfather was brutally murdered.

After more than 11 years of living in this country, on April 10th, Victor Alexander and his sister Xiomara Flores Colato are facing deportation and are soon to be forced to abandon their dreams, friends, and the life they have established in this wonderful country. Xiomara is preparing to enroll in the Marines and Victor Alexander is studying to be an Electrical Engineer in Northern Virginia Community College. However, they won’t be able to accomplish their dreams and efforts unless we all help.

They did not come to this country illegally; they did not commit any crime. Their only hope was to start a new life without violence and to be reunited with their father, who lives here legally, under TPS (Temporary Protective Service).

The Flores Colato family arrived in Virginia December of 2001, months after their grandfather was kidnapped and brutally murdered seeking asylum.

However, after their petition for asylum was denied in 2010, they were automatically put into a deportation process.

The Flores-Colatos are a committed Christian family who believe that God can make the impossible possible.

“I believe in God’s will and we are praying for our situation”, said Victor Alexander.

Their contribution to their Clarendon church impacts everyone’s lives. Victor Alexander was a Youth Leader for the past two years, has been the Music Director for over three years, teaches kids at his church how to play music, and instructs the teenagers in the God’s word.

Xiomara is one of the lead singers in the church’s band, and is a positive influence to kids at her church. She participates in all activities by leading plays, skits, and songs.

Victor Alexander and Xiomara have also helped many teenagers outside of their church. Alexander has helped teens overcome depression, gain self-assurance, and allowed them to open up their bottled feelings. Both he and Xiomara have helped out in several Christian camps for more than five years.

On April 10th, Victor Alexander Flores Colato, his sister Xiomara Flores Colato, and his mother Jeaneth Colato will be facing an Immigration judge who will decide the family’s fate. However, they know that God has the last word and that with your prayers, God will do what he knows is best.

Their case numbers are 088-965-836 (Jeaneth), 088-965-837 (Xiomara), and 088-965-838 (Alexander)

Xiomara and Victor Alexander are eligible for the DREAM Act, and together with their mother Jeaneth, they meet most factors listed in the Morton memo, which should merit favorable exercise of Prosecutorial Discretion as the Department of Homeland Security announced in August 2011.

Please, I urge to stop the deportation of Victor Alexander Flores Colato, his sister Xiomara and their mother Jeaneth Colato.

 

 

 

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Court Hearing

      Alma Vela
      Petition Organizer

      So guys, the Flores-Colato family will be staying with us for two more years! :D Their lawyer applied for Prosecutional Discretion (where the prosecutor will look at the case, investigate, and decide whether the family or individual should be deported) and reapplied for asylum! The investigation will go on until their next court date which will be in February of 2014. However, during those two years, Alex and Xiomara want to find a way of getting temporary papers in order to live a better life. Hopefully, there will be a way.

      However, just because they don't have a deportation date set, that doesn't mean that we stop signing.

      Please, lets keep signing this petition and sharing it for the next two years so that if ICE (Immigration and Custom Enforcement) even wants to think of deporting this amazing family, we can pull out this petition as a "NO! you cannot send them back!" kind of thing. :)

      Lastly, I want to thank you guys for all your help and support! It's deeply appreciated!

    2. Newspaper Article

      Alma Vela
      Petition Organizer

      Go to this link and check out the article :)

      http://eltiempolatino.com/locales/enva.html

    3. Recommendation Letters

      Alma Vela
      Petition Organizer

      Please write to us your recommendation letters before Sunday at 9:00pm! Here is a template you can use to guide you:

      Salutation:
      To Whom it May Concern in the Immigration and Custom Enforcement,
      I urge you to please close the case of Victor Alexander Flores (088-965-838), Xiomara Flores (088-965-837), and Jeaneth Colato (088-965-836).

      Par. 1
      How you know them and what your title is. Specific info on Xiomara and Alex.. PROVIDE DETAILS!

      Par. 2
      Tell ICE to close case b/c of how awesome they are

      Conclusion:
      This family meets most factors listed in the Morton memo, which should merit favorable exercise of Prosecutorial Discretion as the Department of Homeland Security announced in August 2011.
      Include a phone number, email, and a return address.

      Sincerely,
      (signature)
      Your Name
      Title

    4. Telephone, PLEASE CALL THEM! (especially on Monday)

      Alma Vela
      Petition Organizer

      ICE official Mr. Andrew Strait: (202)-732-6161

      Senator Mark Warner: (202) 224-2023

      Senator Jim Webb (202) 224-4024

      Representative Gerry Connolly: (202) 225-1492

      When calling, please say the following or use it as a guide:
      "Hi, my name is _______ and I am calling in support of the Flores-Colato family. Their A#’s are 088-965-838 for Victor Alexander, 088-965-837 for Xiomara, and 088-965-836 for Jeaneth Colato. They arrived to Virginia legally but were denied asylum and got scammed by a "lawyer." Their court date is on April 10th and we need your support to stop the deportation of Victor Alexander Flores, his sister Xiomara Flores, and mother Jeaneth Colato. Thank you for your time.

    5. Email!!

      Alma Vela
      Petition Organizer

      Please email ICE Official, Andrew Strait, Sen. Webb, Sen. Warner, and Rep. Gerald Connolly. Here are their information:

      ICE Official: Andrew Strait: andrew.strait@dhs.gov

      Sen. Webb: Go to this link and it will send you directly to the email preparation http://webb.senate.gov/contact.cfm

      Sen. Warner: Go to this link and it will send you directly to the email preparation http://www.warner.senate.gov/public//index.cfm?p=HelpwithFederalAgencies

      Rep. Connolly: Go to this link http://forms.house.gov/connolly/contact-form.shtml

      In the email, fill out the requirements and copy and paste this:

      Dear _________,
      I need you to help stop the deportation of family Flores-Colato. They arrived to Virginia legally but were denied asylum and got scammed by a "lawyer." Their court date is on April 10th and we need your support. Their A#'s are 088-965-836 (Jeaneth), 088-965-837 (Xiomara), and 088-965-838 (Victor Alexander)
      Thank you,
      _________

    6. Reached 500 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Monique Robinson TRENTON, NJ
      • over 2 years ago

      Please sign my petition on change.org entitled "A girl needs her father". He's a very hands on involved father and he gave the United State what they asked of him 7 years ago. Dont repunish him for his mistakes when he paid his debt already.

      Thank you in advance for listening to our story.

      Say NO to Double Jeopardy

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    • Roberta Buckberg OLNEY, MD
      • over 2 years ago

      These are good CITIZENS in the truest sense of the word - spending my tax dollars to deport them would be obscene!

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    • D B BEND, OR
      • over 2 years ago

      I am dedicated to my roles here in America and cater to our son Ezriel born July 2009 as he overcomes his difficulties.

      To avoid the torment that comes from being unable to be here with family.

      The Honorable Judge set July 24, 2012 as last date I must leave USA.

      Numerous other meaningful reasons are in supporting documents Family Letter Brief and Prosecutorial Discretion Request.

      Thank you for caring.

      www.thepetitionsite.com/1/Hope-for-positive-outcome-at-Immigration-Master-Hearing-in-Removal-Proceedings-of-Damien-Brady/

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    • Ce Garrison NEW SALISBURY, IN
      • over 2 years ago

      These people should have the freedom to live where they like. All people should be allowed to make that decision.

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    • oscar giraldo CARLOTTE, NC
      • over 2 years ago

      deport criminals..... not inmigrants with good records.give us an oportunity to be part of this grate nation......

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