Petition update (as of July 14, 2011): Great news! On July 1, Chan and Ki and their father’s case was “terminated without prejudice” by the immigration judge. This means the case has been closed and the family is not in danger of being deported for the time being. This is an extremely rare result and the family is very happy and relieved. They extend their appreciation for the outpouring support and love from the change.org and broader communities.
The fight is not over! While the family is temporarily clear from imminent danger, their case has the potential to be re-opened at any time. They will continue to seek deferred action in the absence of federal legislation that addresses the current broken immigration system. Please help continue to garner signatures on behalf of the Choi Family!
Brothers Seul Chan and Seul Ki (also known as Chan and Ki), and their parents have called America home since coming here 17 years ago when Chan and Ki were just 6 and 8 years old. After Mr. Choi was unable to get the work sponsorship he had been promised and after his case was also denied by USCIS, the family continued to spend years exhausting numerous channels to legally adjust their status to no avail. The brothers and their father now face imminent removal orders, which will send Chan and Ki and their parents back to Korea, a country they no longer are familiar with.
July 1 is the brothers' upcoming hearing date. Community leaders, advocates, and the family’s attorneys are pursuing all possible resources to support the Choi family, who have lived, worked and attended school in California since their arrival to the U.S. in 1994. But we also need your help. Sign the petition below to urge DHS to take immediate action to keep Chan and Ki and their father here in the U.S.
5 Things You Can do!
1. Sign the petition at http://bit.ly/ChoiFamilyPetition
2. Share this link with 5 of your friends http://bit.ly/ChoiFamilyAction
3. Tweet the following to your network! – Sign & Retweet! 5 things you can do for dreamers Chan, Ki & their parents!http://bit.ly/ChoiFamilyAction #aapi #p2 #dreamact
4. Change your Facebook status to – Keep the Choi Family Together in America! 5 things you can do for dreamers Chan and Ki and their parents! http://bit.ly/ChoiFamilyAction #aapi #p2 #dreamact
5. Join the Choi Family Facebook Page and help spread the word! http://on.fb.me/le9K8d
If you would like to get involved, please contact Jani Kim, Immigrant Rights Program Coordinator at KRC (email@example.com | 323-937-3718) or Joyce Yin, Program Associate at NAKASEC (firstname.lastname@example.org | 202-299-9540).