Brought to the United States when he was in diapers, 22-Year Old Mariano Cardoso faces deportation after living in Connecticut for more than two decades.
Mariano gets good grades, and works to fund his college education without the benefit of government-sponsored loans. He intended to continue his education in the U.S., with an eye on a career in civil engineering. His life changed when ICE burst into his home in August of 2008, handcuffed him and took him to a detention facility.
Now Mariano is in removal proceedings and his attorney has advised him that any more legal actions are likely “a waste of time and money.” His only hope to remain in the United States is either a private bill by his Senators or deferred action from DHS.
Time is running out -- please sign and spread this petition to ask Senators Lieberman and Blumenthal to introduce a private bill for Mariano and request DHS to grant deferred action.