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Petitioning U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement ICE and 2 others

Stop the Deportation of Pakistani DREAMer Hadi Zaidi


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Supporters

URGENT: Hadi is currently detained at Mira Loma Detention Center in Lancaster, California where he is awaiting deportation to Pakistan. Two weeks ago, ICE officials raided Hadi's home and took him into custody. He has been detained ever since. Please take immediate action to stop Hadi's deportation to a country he hasn't been to since he was 4 years old.

Make a Phone Call

1. Call ICE – John Morton (202.732.3000) and DHS – Janet Napolitano (202-282-8495)

Sample Script: "Hi, I am calling to ask that the deportation of DREAMer Hadi Syed Zaidi (A# 095-618-182) be stopped. Hadi has been living in the U.S. since he was 4 years old and is currently working towards obtaining a degree in Industrial Design. Hadi is DREAM Act eligible and should be allowed to stay in the country with his family. Don't deport Hadi."

If deported to Pakistan, Hadi -- who does not speak Urdu -- faces life in a country that is foreign to him and likely to treat him with hostility because he is an American. Please take immediate action to stop his deportation.

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Letter to
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement ICE
Director, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement John T. Morton
Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano
I am writing to request that you grant deferred action and stop the deportation of Hadi Syed Zaidi (A# 095-618-182) so that he can return to his family.

Two weeks ago, ICE officials raided Hadi’s home and took him into custody. He is currently detained at Mira Loma Detention Center in Lancaster, California where he is awaiting deportation to Pakistan. Hadi registered with the NSEERS program before the February 2003 deadline when he was barely 16. Within a few months, he was placed in deportation proceedings, along with his older brother and father. Hadi’s father was able to obtain a green card, but Hadi and his brother aged out of the process.

Hadi came to the United States in 1995 when he was only 4 years old and has lived in California ever since. Before he was detained for imminent deportation to Pakistan, Hadi was taking classes at West Los Angeles Community College and he hoped to transfer to a four-year university to gain a degree in either Industrial Design or Applied Mathematics. If deported to Pakistan, Hadi -- who does not speak Urdu -- faces life in a country that is foreign to him and likely to treat him with hostility because he is an American.

Hadi is DREAM Act eligible and meets most of the factors listed in the Morton memo, which should merit a favorable exercise of prosecutorial discretion. Hadi has proven to be an American in every way and deserves the opportunity to continue with his studies and give back to the only country he calls home; the United States.

I urge you to stop the deportation of Hadi Syed Zaidi (A# 095-618-182).

Sincerely,