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Stop deportation of Stateless US residents. Immigration Reform 2012.

Mikhail Sebastian, 39, a stateless person who resided in the United States for 16 years. A person without country and nationality but with long-term residency in the United States, the country he considers home. Mikhail is not a criminal and US tax-payer. He was not undocumented not an illegal alien, just a person caught by our broken immigration policy who is in legal limbo. He came to the United States in 1995 to seek protection against persecution, discrimination but unfortunately he did not get a fair trial back in 1996 as he could not afford costly lawyer. 

He got stuck in US territory of American Samoa since December 2011 when he traveled for four day New Year holiday vacation and was barred from entering the mainland of the United States due to what US officials described as self-deportation. The person without country and no place to go by all international law and human rights principles he is the victim of our broken immigration system who integrated in the United States, has strong ties and should be returned back to his home in Los Angeles. He just a victim of injustice.

This petition was delivered to:
  • California State House
  • U.S. Senate
  • U.S. House of Representatives
  • Senator
    Patrick Leahy
  • Senator
    Barbara Boxer
  • Senator
    Dianne Feinstein
  • Representative
    Adam Schiff
  • Representative
    Eni Faleomavaega
  • US Immigration and Customs Enforcement
    Director John Morton
  • US Department of Homeland Security
    Secretary Janet Napolitano
  • California Governor

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