Petition Closed

Update 08/06/13: We have heard today from Balal's sister that Balal has been taken into custody for deportation again because his temporary deferment is no longer recognized. Now Balal is a father of 2 beautiful children who need him to come home. We will keep you updated on ways to help.

Update 10/31: Balal suffers from chest pains that require him to take injections for the pain. Being in detention is making him very weak, physically and emotionally, as Balal's sister, Nosheen Dean, has seen first-hand. The detention center has even put him on regular anti-depressants after more than 8 months detained. He is over 1,000 miles away from his wife and U.S. citizen family in New York, where he grew up and was the captain of his high school football team. 

Balal Parveez is 22 years old and has been in the USA since he was five years old, when he was brought here by his aunt. Shortly thereafter his family followed, seeking political asylum from death threats in Pakistan, but unable to include him in the family immigration petition. His whole family are U.S. citizens now but he is still undocumented. He is currently detained at Broward Transitional Center in Florida, suffering from physical and emotional hardship.

Doctors worry for Balal's condition in detention due to sharp chest pains and a worsening depression. For over a month now, the detention center has had Balal on anti-depressants due to his troubling emotional and mental state. Balal's chest pains require that he take pain relief injections daily that leave him very weak throughout the day.

Announcements by the Obama administration state that Secretary of DHS Janet Napolitano plans on reviewing pending immigration removal cases to focus resources on violent criminals. There is also a Prosecutorial Discretion Memorandum, by Director John Morton recommending favorable discretion to those who were brought to this country as young children, have been educated here, have close ties to the community, are no harm to society,and have immediate family that is U.S. citizen etc.

Balal Parveez falls under ALL of these criteria and more yet he has STILL spent over 8 MONTHS DETAINED!

Deporting Balal back to a foreign country, where he has no family, is cruel and dangerous for him. Balal has lived in America his whole life, and this is his home.

Please take action by signing the petition and then calling these numbers to help Balal stay in the US and come home.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement: 1-202-732-6161
Assistant Field Office Director David Bradley: (954) 545-6031

Chuck Schumers NYC office: 212-486-4430

Congressman Tim Bishop NY: 631- 289-6500

TELL THEM: Balal Parveez,  A# 073-531-098, is a DREAM Act-eligible youth facing severe physical and mental hardship in Broward Transitional Center for immigrant detainees. We want him released to his family and community that love him.

Letter to
Department of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano
U.S. House of Representatives
Senator Charles Schumer
and 7 others
Representative Tim Bishop
Deputy Council for Janet Napolitano DHS
Office of the Principal Legal Advisor (OPLA) Paul Gleason
New York State Senator Charles Schumer
Assistant Field Office Director (Detention) David A. Bradley
House Rep. Congressman Tim Bishop
U.S. Senate
I have just signed the following petition addressed to: New York State Senator: Charles Schumer, Assistant Field Office Director (Detention): David A. Bradley, Office of the Principal Legal Advisor (OPLA): Paul Gleason, NY House Rep. Tim Bishop
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RELEASE DREAMER BALAL PARVEEZ, A073-531-098, AND STOP HIS DEPORTATION

Balal Parveez is 21 years old and has been in the USA since he was five years old when he was brought here with his family. He is currently detained at Broward Transitional Center in Florida, suffering from physical and emotional hardship. Balals wife and multiple siblings are all citizens, but Balal was the only one that didn't get to benefit from the family's asylum petition.

Doctors worry for Balal's condition in detention due to sharp chest pains and a worsening depression. For over a month now, the detention center has had Balal on anti-depressants due to his troubling emotional and mental state. Balal's chest pains require that he take pain relief injections daily that leave him very weak throughout the day.

Announcements by the Obama administration state that Secretary of DHS Janet Napolitano plans on reviewing pending immigration removal cases to focus resources on violent criminals. There is also a Prosecutorial Discretion Memorandum, by Director John Morton recommending favorable discretion to those who were brought to this country as young children, have been educated here, have close ties to the community, are no harm to society,and have immediate family that is U.S. citizen etc.

Balal Parveez falls under ALL of these criteria and more yet he has STILL spent over 8 MONTHS DETAINED!

Deporting Balal back to a foreign country, where he has no family, is cruel and dangerous for him. Balal has lived in America his whole life, and this is his home.

Balal Parveez fits almost all of the positive factors stated by, ICE director John Morton, including
• An immigrant’s length of presence in the U.S., Balal has been in the U.S. since the age of five
• The Manner of the immigrants arrival, Balal was brought to the U.S. as a child, 5 years old
• Whether the person has pursued educational opportunities in the U.S., Balal graduated from Smithtown high school; also he had started to attend college when he was detained.
• An immigrant’s family ties in the U.S., Balal has multiple siblings in the U.S. all of whom are citizens and his wife is also a U.S. citizen
• The immigrant’s health, as mentioned above Balal has been diagnosed with a condition at BTC and needs immediate attention and tests, and further treatment

Balal Parveez's case is currently being reviewed at ICE, So please take action, and help Balal stay in the US and come home.

Sincerely,