- Janet NapolitanoSecretary of Homeland Security
- John T. MortonDirector, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
- Cecilia MunozDirector of Inter Govermental Office
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."
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- Secretary of Homeland Security
- Director, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
John T. Morton
- Director of Inter Govermental Office
I am writing to request that you take immediate action to stop the deportation of Lidiane Carmo.
On Sunday, January 29, Lidiane was returning home with her family and a group of 15 from a religious conference in Orlando, Florida. The group was in an accident that involved at least a dozen cars and killed 11 people. Lidiane’s father, a founding pastor of the church, her mother, her 17-year-old sister, her uncle, and her uncle’s girlfriend perished in the accident. Now Lidiane is facing deportation to Brazil, a country she hasn’t been to in 12 years.
Lidiane was brought to the U.S. when she was 3 years old. Now 15, she is a ninth grader at Sprayberry High School in Marietta, Georgia. Lidiane was transferred to a hospital in Gainsville, Florida to recover from her injuries. Lidiane knows no one in Brazil and, if she is deported, she will be separated from the only relatives she has left.
Lidiane is DREAM Act eligible and is not a priority for deportation. Lidiane is already suffering enough after the death of her entire family; deporting her to an unknown country will only increase her already overwhelming pain. She needs to stay in Georgia with people who love and care for her.
I urge you to immediately stop the deportation of Lidiane Carmo.
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