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Petitioning U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement ICE and 5 others

Stop the Deportation of Sudanese Torture Victim Keer Dang!

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Supporters

In less than three weeks, Keer Dang could be deported from the United States to Sudan, a country where he was tortured and enslaved! Please take action immediately by signing the petition to stop his deportation!

Fifteen years ago, Keer Dang was captured from his Denka tribe in Southern Sudan. He was enslaved, tortured, and was blinded by having Chili Peppers rubbed into his eyes. Keer was able to escape bondages in North Sudan, walking for months to get home. But Keer's mother is still enslaved and nowhere to be found. International organization were able to bring Keer to the United States on a visa so he can get treatment and rehab. Despite asking for 6 months, Keer was only given a 3 month visa which expires in less than three weeks. If he is deported, Keer would be sent back to the same country that enslaved him and he could face retaliation for exposing Sudan's atrocities to the world.

We cannot allow for Keer Dang to be deported back to a country where he could face torture and possible death. Take action now by signing the petition to stop Keer Dang's deportation!

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Letter to
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement ICE
Director, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement John Morton
Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano
and 3 others
Senator Dick Durbin
Senator Harry Reid
President of the United States
I am writing to request that you take immediate action to stop the deportation of Keer Dang.

Fifteen years ago, Keer Dang was captured from his Denka tribe in Southern Sudan. He was enslaved and tortured when he was blinded by having Chili Peppers rubbed into his eyes. Recently, Keer Dang testified before Congress explaining how he was able to escape bondages in North Sudan, having to walk for months to get home. Dang’s mother is still enslaved and her location is unknown.

Thankfully, international organizations were able to bring Keer to the United States on a visa so he could get treatment and rehab. Despite asking for six months, Keer was only given a three month visa which expires in less than three weeks. Keer has already undergone three major procedures, including a cornea transplant, in order to restore some vision. Three months is not enough time for his eyes to heal and his deportation would be devastating for his vision.

Once the visa expires, Keer will be deported back to the country that enslaved and tortured him. Furthermore, Keer could face retaliation for exposing Sudan’s atrocities to the world. Keer Dang has already suffered enough. He deserves to stay in the United States and continue his treatment to restore some of his vision.

I urge you to take immediate action to stop the deportation of Keer Dang.

Sincerely,