• Petitioned US Secretary Janet Napolitano

This petition was delivered to:

US Secretary Janet Napolitano

Discretionary decision in favor of Mikhail Sebastian's return to the US.

    1. Petition by

      International Stateless Persons Organisation ISPO

      Palawan, Philippines

Subject individual had been living as a registered stateless person in the United States for the last 16 years. IIn December 29, 2011, he took a vacation in the US territory of American Samoa but was barred and denied entry into the United States because accordingly, he had self-deported himself as per internal immigration rules of American Samoa. He cannot live nor work in American Samoa and is currently under the custody of the Attorney General's Office of the said territory.

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    1. Reached 100 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Ellen Homola EDMONTON, CANADA
      • about 2 years ago

      Please imagine yourself in Mikhail Sebastian's position and exercise more compassion and fairness to stateless individuals. Rules are meant to be changed for the better.

    • Kevin Flanagan KEARSARGE, NH
      • about 2 years ago

      Mr. Sebastian has been an outstanding and legal resident of the US for some time. He arrived in this country as a refuge from Armenia in the 1990s, and has worked and lived legally since 2003.

      Since American Samoa is part of a territory of the US, the US is still responsible for dealing with his situation.

      He is currently costing either the US government or a local government that is existing in US territory money, and this will continue to be an expense until the situation has a resolution otherwise.

      Since he has been a contributing member of US society for the past 10 years, it is in the best interest of everyone to allow him safe and legal return to the US.

    • Carol Scott VERGENNES, VT
      • about 2 years ago

      Because I believe in fairness and compassion.

    • lisa thompson-biba DECATUR, IL
      • about 2 years ago

      Every human being has the right to be a citizen on the land to which they were born. The fact that this is denied to groups of people through out the world is evidence of violations of the declaration of human rights signed by the countries that make up the governing body of Nato, of which the US is apart. This is a form of ethnic cleansing and is demonstrative of intolerance of race and or religion and should be considered intolerable by those countries who comprise NATO. If a person is denied the right to the land on which they were born, then they should be allowed to choose which country under NATO to take their citizenship. Please grant Mikhail his return to the United States of which he has lived for over 16 years. Thank You

    • Lilian Juarez HOUSTON, TX
      • about 2 years ago

      he is a hard working person i know, and what is happening to him is very sad. He is a resident of the USA why they are doing this to him.

      Please help


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