URGENT: Al Okere (A# 073 426 339), who has lived in the U.S. since he was 5 years old, could be deported to a country where his life will be in serious jeopardy.
Al was brought to the U.S. from Nigeria, in 1995, after the assassination of his father. Al's mother immediately filed for asylum but, as a result of the negligence of their former attorney, their request was denied. Deporting Al to the same country is equivalent to a death sentence!
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Originally from Nigeria, Al and his mother fled the country after the assassination of Al’s father for his journalistic writings. Amidst a huge public outcry over Al's late father’s killing, his mother, who was also a journalist, called for justice and received numerous death threats causing her to flee.
Once in the United States, Al’s mother filed for asylum, withholding, and convention against torture relief. However, the Immigration Judge, who denies approximately 90% of the removal cases heard before him, issued a questionable denial. Al’s mother appealed the decision, however, due to the negligence of their former attorney, the Okere’s removal orders were reaffirmed. If Al is deported, he would be taken to a country where his life will be in jeopardy.
Al was brought to the United States, in 1995, when he was only 5 years old. Now 21 years old, he is an honor roll student at Central Washington University with dreams of becoming a Medical Doctor. Al has no memories of his mother’s country and doesn’t speak its language; everything he knows is in the United States. Al’s deportation to Nigeria, as has happened with others in his situation, will be equivalent to a death sentence.
Al is DREAM Act eligible and meets most of the factors listed in the Morton memo, which should merit a favorable exercise of prosecutorial discretion. Al’s only wish is to continue living safely in the United States so he can finish his education and contribute to the only country he knows. Furthermore, allowing Al to stay in the United States will save his life.
I urge you to stop the deportation of Al Okere (A# 73426339).