Tell ICE to Release Sergey Golubev and Let Him Stay With His Family in the US
  • Petitioned John Morton

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Assistant Director, ICE
John Morton
Secretary of Homeland Security
Janet Napolitano
Sen. Kristen Gilibrand NY
ICE Field Office Director
Marc J. Moore
New York
Sen. Charles Schumer

Tell ICE to Release Sergey Golubev and Let Him Stay With His Family in the US

    1. Angela Zikherman
    2. Petition by

      Angela Zikherman

      Brooklyn, NY

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September 2011

Victory

After more than 5,500 supporters signed a petition by Serge Golubev's wife Angela Zikherman calling on his release from detention, Serge is finally going home to his family and will be able to witness the birth of his daughter.

Serge was brought to the U.S. on a visa when he was only 11 years old. His mother, who suffered from mental illness, let her son's documents expire and never filed the correct paperwork. Serge was placed in foster care and didn't find out he was undocumented until he was an adult. He was placed in removal proceedings after calling police seeking help for a friend who was attempting suicide, and spent nearly 5 months in detention, away from his pregnant wife and family.

But thanks to the work of United We Dream and the thousands who signed the petition, Serge has finally been released and will be able to fight his case from home. 

"I dont know if i should dance or sing or scream. He will be home for the birth of our daughter. For my daughter's birthday. So a million more happy times. This is nothing short of a miracle. I cant believe it," said Angela. "It was not one single effort on my part but the 5,500 supporters who helped. Because of you, my husband will be coming home."

 

Sergey Golubev is married to a US citizen. Is expecting the birth of his American ciziten child on Dec 20, 2011. Has been in the US since age 10, which is more than 20 yrs. Sergey has completed high school. Sergey has no criminal record. Sergeys mother allowed his documents to expire while he was still a minor. Sergey could not afford a lawyer and was wrongfully advised to sign a voluntary deportation by a legal secretary. We desperatly need him home, we are the only family he has. He loves us and we love him. Allow this kind gentle wonderful human being to stay in the US with out because forcefully pushed out of the only country and life he has ever known. 

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Victory! Serge Golubev Is Going Home to His Wife Before Baby Arrives

      Jackie  Mahendra
      Petition Organizer

      We have some incredible news to share! Yesterday, when Angela's husband Serge Golubev tried to access commissary funds (temporary bank account) at a Florida detention center and noticed the account was frozen, he -- and Angela -- feared for the...

    2. please help us!!!!!

      Angela Zikherman
      Petition Organizer

      My husband has just called and informed me that his commissary is closed and that ICE will make another attempt at forcing him on an airplane TODAY! If he does not board, ICE officials have threatened to force him or file criminal charges on him.

    3. Reached 5,000 signatures
    4. im on the radio now!!!!!

      Angela Zikherman
      Petition Organizer

      please tune in!

    5. Release my husband and allow him to fight his case from home.

      Angela Zikherman
      Petition Organizer

      Something just isnt right here. How could my husband a non criminal b kept in jail for 5 months. How long can they steal him away from us, kill his spirit, cause our family so much pain. bail bond or supervision is cheaper and easier, release him!!!!

    6. Reached 4,000 signatures
    7. please god let someone hear my prayers and bring my hubby home

      Angela Zikherman
      Petition Organizer

      I was interviewed this morning by the wonderful Rennie Bishop from WWRL 1600 AM New York Broadcast can be heard on Sunday Morning from 7-8AM. Check their web site for our story. http://www.wwrl1600.com/

    8. Reached 1,500 signatures
    9. 1402 signatures in 3 short weeks

      Angela Zikherman
      Petition Organizer

      ICE , DHS, and BTC officials should really take a closer look and see that this is costing the state more money. Release him under bail bond or supervision and allow this man fight his case from home. His wife needs him home.

    10. We've reached 1,000 signatures...great work!

      Gabriela Garcia
      Petition Organizer

      From Angela: "I read Serge all the posts and tell him the number of signatures and we both sit there crying on the phone like two kids because we are happy, touched, and overwhelmed that people actually care about our us and our cause."

    11. Reached 1,000 signatures
    12. Wife Fights for Sergey Golubev to Come Home Before His Daughter is Born

      Jackie  Mahendra
      Petition Organizer

      One call to the police to help a friend who was in danger, who was preparing to commit suicide. That’s it all it took to get Sergey Golubev, who has resided in the U.S. for more than 20 years, into deportation proceedings.
      Never mind that he was...

    13. Angela's fight to keep her husband in the US featured in NY Daily News!

      Jackie  Mahendra
      Petition Organizer

      In "Woman 'desperate' to get husband who's facing deportation home before she gives birth," Erica Pearson reports: "I'm desperate to get him to come home - at least fight his battle from home," said Angela Maresca, a U.S. citizen from Coney Island.."

    14. CHANGE.ORG AND UNITED WE DREAM HAVE OFFERED TO HELP US FIGHT

      Angela Zikherman
      Petition Organizer

      WE HAVE OBTAINED 750 SIGNATURES AS WELL AS SUPPORT FROM SENATORS, ADVOCACY GROUPS. I HOPE AND PRAY THAT ALL THESE VOICE WILL BE HEARD AND HELP ME BRING MY HUSBAND HOME. STRENGTH SPEAKS IN NUMBERS. TY FOR YOUR SUPPORT.

    15. Reached 750 signatures
    16. need more letters to bring serge home

      Angela Zikherman
      Petition Organizer

      my husband has been in america for 25 yrs. No criminal record. good hard working man. His papers expired as a minor due to his mother negligence. We are having a child in 3 months and i desperately need him home. Please sign petition.

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Rachelle Marquez ROGERS, AR
      • over 2 years ago

      Congratulations on your victory! We support you and your family! Please consider signing and supporting our petition:

      I just signed the following petition addressed to: United States Congress, President Obama.

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      Grant Work Permits to People Brought to the U.S. Under the age of 13

      There are millions of young people who have grown up or are currently living in the United States, but were brought over as young children. Many of these young adults and children have lived in the U.S. for so long that they don't even know the native language of their country of origin. Except for a piece of paper, these people are Americans. We are not asking for a blanket amnesty or even citizenship. The parents of these children should have followed the laws of the United States and immigrated legally. However, these children and young adults had no choice in the matter and are forced to "live in the shadows". If they could be granted a work permit, they could contribute more to society and be able to pursue their dreams. Many of these people now are college age, have married, have children, and some even have grandchildren! To deport them would be devastating for them and their families, especially since they have grown up and become a part of a culture that was not even their choice. Please grant people living in the U.S. who can prove that they were brought here under 13 years of age before the year 2000 and can pass a criminal background check, a work visa and legal status. This is the right thing to do. These young adults and children should not be forced to suffer for the decisions of their parents.

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      Sincerely,

      Rachelle Marquez

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    • Jennifer Chenoweth BONAIRE, GEORGIA
      • about 3 years ago
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    • Rhoda Miller BULAN, KY
      • about 3 years ago

      It's not right to split families apart when they have done no criminal act, except being illegal with no fault of their own..

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    • Larisa Barnes LISMORE NSW, AUSTRALIA
      • about 3 years ago

      All families deserve to be able to stay together. Fathers deserve to be there when their babies are born; mothers deserve to have their partners there when they birth; stepkids deserve to have a relationship with their stepparents. Sergey is not to blame for his documents expiration.

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    • Jennifer Beadle GRANITE CITY, IL
      • about 3 years ago

      He is an citizen. He has grown up here. This is unconscionable.

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