Last year, the Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director John Morton issued a memo stating that ICE personnel should exercise prosecutorial discretion in enforcement matters. Prosecutorial discretion would allow many people to stay in the country if they are not a threat to national security and have ties to their communities. Unfortunately, deportations continue to be at an all time high and many people who should be considered for prosecutorial discretion are still being deported. Families continue to be torn apart and there is no solution in the near future.
Call ICE - John Morton @ 202.732.3000
Sample Script: "Hi, I was calling to ask that the removal proceedings of Cruz Angel Novoa-Fortanel (A # 205 134 569) be stopped. Angel has been living in the United States for the past 5 years and is the husband/expecting father of two U.S. citizens. If he is forced to voluntarily depart the country, he will be subject to the harsh 10 year ban. According to the Morton Memo, Angel is not a priority for deportation and should be allowed to stay. Don't deport Angel!
My husband, Angel, came to this country when he was 18 years old to escape poverty and live a better life. He is a gentle, kind, caring and loving person and has made me very happy these last two years. I met him in 2010 and we fell in love right away. We recently married on January 31st, 2012 and we are expecting our first child in August 2012. Angel is not a criminal or a threat to the United States; he is a hardworking man who just wants to live a normal life. He has provided for me and helped pay for my college education. Angel was stopped by the police on January 14th for having tinted windows. They ran his information and found a bench warrant for arrest for not attending court for a car accident in 2009. He was arrested and detained by ICE. ICE released him after taking his information and gave him a notice to appear for removal proceedings. We have already attended the first two court hearings and have been given the next hearing in December 2012. The judge will decide whether or not Angel is eligible for prosecutorial discretion at the next hearing. Unfortunately, I do not think we have a good chance since Angel has a misdemeanor charge against him of damaging an unattended vehicle. Philadelphia Immigration Court does not like to consider anyone eligible for prosecutorial discretion if they have ANYTHING against them no matter how insignificant. Please sign this petition to help Angel and keep our family together. If the judge decides he is ineligible for prosecutorial discretion then he will have to voluntarily depart the United States and will receive a ten year ban from re-entering the country.