Started 4 petitions
Support SB 285 - Private Immigration Bill for Sopuruchi Victor Chukwueke
Victor Chukwueke was born in Nigeria on February 10, 1986. During his early childhood, he developed a benign tumor caused by Neurofibromatosis, which grew on his frontal and right facial area, subsequently resulting in a very significant facial deformity. Growing up in Nigeria where he could not get medical treatment for his condition, Victor was the subject of much ridicule from his peers and faced a life-time of hardship as a result of his medical condition. When he was merely 15, Victor was brought to the United States for medical treatment. Since then, he has had seven major surgeries. Unfortunately, Victor fell out of immigration status while he was 16 and undergoing a painful surgery. He did not have the help he needed at the time to navigate the complexity of the immigration system. Despite huge obstacles and a life-threatening medical condition which rendered him blind in one eye, Victor Chukwueke graduated from Wayne State University and received admission into medical school, only to be told that he could not attend because he did not have a green card. Refusing to give up, Victor sought the help of Senator Carl Levin's office, which introduced a private immigration relief bill for him. His private immigration bill got through the Judiciary Committee, sailed through the Senate with bipartisan support and now needs your help in passing through the House.
Lidiane Lost Her Family in a Car Crash, Don't Deport Her!
Lidiane Carmo was on her way back from a religious conference in Florida, with her entire family, when they were involved a car accident. Lidiane's parents, sister, and uncle were among the 11 people who died in the accident. Lidiane was sent to a Florida hospital but now ICE wants to deport her to Brazil, a country she hasn't been to since she was 3 years old! Take action and tell ICE that Lidiane is already suffering enough! She needs to be with people who love her, not in a country where she has no one. Call ICE at 202.732.3000 or 202-732-3100 Sample Script: "Hi, I am calling to ask that the deportation of Lidiane Carmo be stopped. Lidiane, who is 15 years old, lost her entire family in a car crash on her way back to Georgia from a religious conference in Florida. She is already suffering enough. It is cruel to deport her to Brazil, a country she hasn't been to since she was 3 years old where she knows no one. Don't deport Lidiane." PLEASE SHARE THIS PETITION AND ACTION ALERT WITH YOUR FRIENDS!
Bring Isaac and Jonathan home for Thanksgiving!
UPDATE: Isaac and Jonathan were released from ICE detention on Thursday morning! Thank you to everyone who signed the petition, made the calls, and supported them in every way possible. This proves the power we have if we come out and organize! http://bit.ly/alabama15released Undocumented. Unafraid. Undercover. During the National Immigrant Youth Alliance's Week of Action, 15 undocumented youth and parents were arrested for standing up for themselves and our community in protest of unjust laws like Alabama's HB56. 13 of these undocumented youth and parents were released, while 2 undocumented youth were transferred to a detention center and are awaiting deportation. On Thursday Nov. 10th, Isaac Barrera and Jonathan Perez walked into a Mobile, Alabama Border Patrol office protesting against HB56. Both were detained and, within hours, transferred to the Basile immigration detention center in Southern Louisiana. Isaac and Jonathan are now doing what they do best, organizing from within the detention center where they are gathering stories of others detained, those not connected to a larger network.TAKE ACTION - MAKE A CALL: Call ICE - John Morton (800-394-5855) and (800 821 9358) Sample Script: "I am calling to ask that the deportation of my friends Isaac Barrera (A#200-244-383) and Jonathan Perez (A#070-945-779) be immediately stopped. Isaac and Jonathan are DREAM Act eligible. President Obama has said he won't be deporting undocumented youth and our families. Why are Isaac and Jonathan still detained and awaiting deportation to countries they no longer remember?" If you are part of an organization, you can sign-on to our letter of support. Isaac and Jonathan are no different than the 13 undocumented youth and parents who were arrested and released less than 2 days later. Why is President Obama still trying to deport Isaac and Jonathan? Tell President Obama to stop lying to our community once and for all!Let’s get Isaac and Jonathan back home for Thanksgiving!
Release Florida DREAMer David Zambrano From Detention!
URGENT: Please take immediate action so we can get David back home for the Holidays! David shouldn't have to spend this holiday season away from those he loves: Sign the petition and make a call urging ICE to release him immediately. David was driving back home to Florida after dropping a friend off in Savannah, Georgia when he was stopped by a police officer. The officer saw that David was driving with a suspended license and arrested him. Instead of being released, ICE put a hold on him and David was transferred to Stewart Detention Center, where he has been for over a month. David is not a flight risk and should be released immediately. Make a Phone Call 1. Call ICE – John Morton (202.732.3000) and DHS – Janet Napolitano (202-282-8495) Sample Script: "I am calling to ask that DREAMer David Zambrano (A# 200278833) be released from Stewart Detention Center in Georgia and that his deportation be stopped. David has been living in the U.S. for eight years and considers Florida his home. He is attending college and wants to obtain a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management. David is a DREAM Act eligible student and is not a flight risk. Release David Zambrano from Stewart Detention Center.” PLEASE TAKE ACTION SO DAVID CAN BE RELEASED FROM DETENTION WHERE HE HAS BEEN FOR OVER A MONTH!