Stop the Deportation of Jose Pedro Mejia
  • Petitioned Janet Napolitano

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Secretary of Homeland Security
Janet Napolitano
Assistant Director, ICE
John T. Morton
California Governor
President of the United States
California State Senate
U.S. House of Representatives
California State House
U.S. Senate
Sen. Barbara Boxer
Sen. Dianne Feinstein
Rep. Mike Honda

Stop the Deportation of Jose Pedro Mejia

    1. nora guadalajara
    2. Petition by

      nora guadalajara

      salinas, CA

My hubby Jose Pedro Mejia (A# 087-042-687) and I have been married 11 years. Jose has been in the US for 13 years. He came here from his tiny village in Mexico, where he was mired in poverty and was unable to find work. Shortly after we were married I became ill and was ultimately diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis. November 2007 they determined that I had approximately 6 months to live - I needed a double-lung transplant. 

After agonizing back and forth with doctors about whether I qualified for the surgery, I was notified one morning that I was to be listed on the organ necessity list at about 9am. Three hours later the nurse informed me i was #1 on the list and to get to the hospital immediately, there was a match. January 9, 2008 I was transplanted. My recovery has been horrible. I take 30+ meds a day. My sternum had to be broken for access to my lungs and has not healed. Through this all my husband has honored his promised "in sickness and in health." My husband makes sure I eat and take my meds. He cleans, cooks, does laundry and helps me bathe when necessary. I have blackout periods where I appear awake but have no memory of certain blocks of time. Without him to care for me I hate to think where I'd be. 

I offered to divorce him so he could find someone young and healthy like him. But his support has never wavered. But now, he could be taken away from me because of his immigration status. We have applied numerous times for an adjustment of his status, all denied. We filed an appeal June 2010. Also denied. Recently my husband received a notice to appear for a hearing at immigration court for removal proceedings. I'm doing all I can to keep him here. 

My husband is the perfect example of what the Morton memo describes as meeting prosecutorial discretion. For all they have put ME through, a US citizen, I want him to be approved legal permanent status and eventually we will work towards citizenship.

Please tell USCIS: stop the deportation of my husband and allow him to file for legal permanent residency. 

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    1. Stop the Deportation of Jose Pedro Mejia. His wife is a double-lung transpl

      nora guadalajara
      Petition Organizer

      bring awareness to lack of flexibility in the USCIS immigration system.

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    Reasons for signing

    • Susan Carter COLUMBUS, OH
      • about 2 years ago

      Why on earth would the US deport a husband who is caring for his disabled wife and has committed no crimes? This policy shames us -- a nation of immigrants.

    • Richard Escobar NAPLES, FL
      • about 2 years ago

      I am totally opposed to Illegal Immigration, but as I was reading this, Our Lord just tugged me and I was urged to sign.

    • Randy Kluge NORTH PORT, FL
      • about 2 years ago

      I support you 100% and pray he stays.

      God bless!!

    • tabitha mcbean EVERETT, WA
      • about 2 years ago

      I think families need to be together. The immigrants that come here to work hard should be allowed a chance for a better life.

    • Christina Fabian-Roman GOODYEAR, AZ
      • about 2 years ago

      It is important for me to sign this petition because families belong together!


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