Stop the Deportation of Fausto, Future Pediatrician and NC Dreamer
  • Petitioned John Morton

This petition was delivered to:

Assistant Director, ICE
John Morton
Secretary of Homeland Security
Janet Napolitano
North Carolina-04
Rep. David Price
North Carolina
Sen. Richard Burr
North Carolina
Sen. Kay Hagan

Stop the Deportation of Fausto, Future Pediatrician and NC Dreamer

    1. Petition by

      Nayely Perez-Huerta

      Raleigh, NC

Hi, my name is Fausto Palma-Guifarro, and I came to the US when I was 12 years old.  I am now 18 years old,  and I am facing deportation.  I was brought to this country escaping the violence in Honduras and to reunite with my mother who I had not seen since I was 6 years old.  I did not remember my mother’s face; I missed her love, hugs and company.  I just wanted to be with her.  I would like an opportunity to stay in this country, my country, to become a professional, serve its people, and support my mother.

In 2004, I was stopped by immigration officials when I was trying to cross the border into the US with my brother.  An immigration judge gave us an order to attend court.  My brother and I did not go to the court because my mother received the wrong legal advice from an unscrupulous notary.

On June 8, 2011, the day before my high school graduation, ICE came to my house and arrested me.  I was detained at the ICE detention center in Cary, NC, and I was alone trying to defend myself.  My mother, who has Temporary Protected Status (TPS), was in Honduras visiting my siblings.

ICE allowed me to attend my high school graduation because I have no criminal record and because of my good behavior during my detention.  However, on July 21st, 2011 I will have to go to Charlotte, NC to report before ICE.  Once there, ICE could put me in a plane and send me back to Honduras, or, with your help, grant me deferred action.

I feel like an American.  I want to work hard for this country and for my mother.  There is no hope for me in Honduras, and my home is now where my mother is.  My dream is to become a Pediatrician and help children by providing high quality health services to them, and to serve this country where I can live with the peace and freedom I cannot find in Honduras.  I need your help to stay in the US.

I am one of the thousands of undocumented students in the U.S. who would qualify for the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act (DREAM Act), which is a bipartisan piece of legislation that would allow certain undocumented students to come out of the shadows, obtain a higher education or apply their degree, and eventually become US citizens.  The latest version of the DREAM Act was introduced on May 11th, 20011, and it has been introduced both in the U.S House and U.S Senate.  In order to qualify for the DREAM Act, the student must have: 1) entered the country at the age of 15 or younger, 2) graduated from a U.S. high school or obtained a GED, 3) be of good moral character (no criminal record), and 4) have lived at least five years of continuous presence in the US.


By showing public support, we can create a compelling case to ask ICE to allow Fausto to stay in the only country he can call home. Sign this petition to ask John Morton and Janet Napolitano to keep Fausto home with his family.

After you sign, please take a moment to also call John Morton, Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) Director:

Call 202-732-3000 or 202-282-8492

Sample script: "Hi, I'm calling ask that John Morton stops the deportation of Fausto Palma-Guifarro, Alien number 098-590-979 who will be reporting to ICE offices in Charlotte on July 21st. Fausto would qualify for the DREAM Act and his goal is to become a pediatrician. He is ready to give back to his community. Please stop his deportation"

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 1,500 signatures
    2. Progress! Fausto protected by community support, but still at risk

      Jackie  Mahendra
      Petition Organizer

      Great news: While he's definitely not out of the woods yet, today Fausto & his team were granted more time to prepare his legal case! His community has 1,000 signatures & hopes triple that before Fausto's check-in with ICE in October. Pass it on! :)

    3. Reached 1,000 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Maneesh Pangasa YUMA, AZ
      • about 3 years ago

      As a U.S. citizen supportive of immigrant's rights I oppose unconstitutional and discriminatory state measures like Arizona's SB 1070 and Alabama's HB 56 supported by the white supremacist anti immigrant hate group the Federation for American Immigration Reform. I support the DREAM Act and oppose deportation of DREAMers. I support the Define American web campaign by undocumented immigrant Jose Antonio Vargas and the principles of Reform Immigration for America. I believe immigration reform should come from the federal level, be comprehensive and inclusive in nature -- meaning LGBT families should be able to file for immigration and get accepted. I believe the following must be included in immigration reform

      A rational and humane approach to the undocumented population.

      --Protect U.S. and immigrant workers.

      --Allocate sufficient visas to close unlawful migration channels.

      --Enhance our nation's security and safety.

      --Establish a strategic border enforcement policy that reflects American values.

      --Keep American families together.

      --Promote immigrant integration.

      --Protect fundamental rights for all.

    • Krista Israel SAN DIEGO, CA
      • about 3 years ago

      I think we should send Wes to Honduras and see how he feels. He was lucky enough to be born on this side of the border, it's pure luck. He has no idea the struggle these people go through and his lack of common decency is appalling. If people could come over legally they would, duh! I agree that we don't have the funds or room for everybody, but if you pay taxes, work hard and live a good life then you should be able to stay. Every case is different and shouldn't be judged equally. The gang banger who commits crime is not the same as the high school graduate working 2 jobs to support his family. Any idiot with any reasoning skills can see that. But I somehow doubt Wes has those reasoning skills. He just repeats the same propaganda over and over and over. If you don't agree you are a screaming liberal who thinks only you have the right to free speech. Seriously Wes, no one told you that you don't have the right to comment on these stories, but are just questioning why you would and to what purpose. I understand some of your concerns and share them, but your hillbilly attitude puts people off to any redeeming message you might be trying to spread. Really, an invader and a thief? The boy just wanted to be with his mother. You are an elitist asshole with such an over inflated sense of entitlement it's ridiculous.

    • Daniel Muñoz TAMPA, FL
      • about 3 years ago

      Good luck Fausto! The University of Tampa Hispanic Scholarship Fund wishes you the best! Everything is gonna be okay.

    • Wes Robinson MESA, AZ
      • about 3 years ago

      Keep us posted on when his deportation date is....I am planning a good riddance party for this criminal!!!

    • Cory Crain DURHAM, NC
      • about 3 years ago

      Dude Fausto I had no idea about this man! Its Cory from Housing&Int. Class, Stay strong bro! Good Luck


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