My name is Maricela Pizarro and the reason for this petition is to stop the deportation of my husband, Attila Tasi, back to Hungary as he has no criminal background and is a model citizen.
Make a call to Miami ICE: 305-205-2001
Sample Script: "Hi, I am calling to ask that you stop the deportation of Attila Tasi who is the husband of a US Citizen. He has no criminal record and just wants to start his life with his wife. He turned himself in after finding out that he had a warrant set out for him. He did the right thing as any person with morals would/ Please do not deport him and let him have his fair chance at beginning a married life"
Attila entered the United States with a visa on 12/31/2008 and he overstayed. He is now in ICE custody and I am doing everything possible to get him out of there. Attila and I met in June 2011 and we started dating. He was sweet, funny, entertaining, and very caring. As time went by our feelings grew for each other and eventually we decided that we would like to get married. Unfortunately before we could get married as a normal, happy, couple Attila was taken by ICE.
In August of 2011 Attila went to St. Augustine to visit some friends and on the exit for St. Augustine on I-95N Attila was stopped by a cop because he had a cracked windshield. When he was asked to hand over his DL the cop saw that it was expired. The cop then proceeded to give him a date to appear in court in September and then let him go. Attila came back to Orlando and time passed, in September Attila went back to St. Augustine to appear for his court date and Attila asked for a public defender as he wanted to fight the case. Attila requested a public defender and then he was told that he was denied for one, after hearing this he became frustrated and upset, signed the paperwork that he was asked to sign and left. He was not informed that on the documents he had signed was his new court date and he did not receive a copy.
He came back to Orlando and some time passed, he never got anything in the mail advising him of his new court date as he did receive a notification for his first court appearance. He then decided to check online and to his shock he saw that he had a warrant set out for him. He called me very stressed and nervous because he had no idea as to what he was going to do. He decided to call a few lawyers and seek their advice and most told Attila to turn himself in then he could bond out and afterwards he would get a new court date. It seemed as simple as pie but we did not know it was not as easy as they made it sound. We drove to St. Augustine in November 2011 and got there around 9 p.m. We decided to walk around downtown as we feared that it could be the last time we saw each other in a while. We then decided that it was time and I drove to St. Johns Police Department where Attila turned himself in. Everyone was very nice to us but after Attila was taken into the jail a cop informed me that on some documents that he was given to fill out he had to explain if he was born in the USA or outside of the USA and because he was born in Hungary his information was sent to ICE. It was a nightmare driving back to Orlando by myself without my then boyfriend, now husband. I felt alone, frustrated, angry, and miserable. I felt hopeless because I had no idea what was going to happen.
Attila ended up at Broward Transitional Center and was then transferred to Glades county jail. He was scared at first and nervous because he had no idea what was going to happen. After some time we figured out that we could get married as we had initially intended to do. We got married on 1/18/2012 at Broward Transitional Center and now we are hoping to seek new avenues to keep Attila in the country. Please sign this petition to stop the deportation of my husband as he was only trying to do the right thing. He is a model citizen and that is the type of person we want to keep in our country.