**MAJOR PROGRESS: Thanks to your overwhelming support, Atanas and Enislav have been released. We will continue to gather signatures to make sure that the family's legal situation is resolved**
THE ENTCHEV FAMILY
Entered US legally
Remained legally in-status for 20 years
Atanas Entchev came legally to U.S. 20 years ago as a recipient of the Humphrey Fellowship for Urban Planning at Rutgers University. His wife, Mayia Entcheva, and his son, Enislav Entchev, came legally to the U.S. in 1992 and 1993 All remained legally in-status for 20 years. Today, both Atanas and Enislav Entchev are detained in a for-profit immigration facility, and all three are facing deportation.
Atanas Entchev is well known expert in the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) community. He is entrepreneur; presenter and professor at major unversities. Mayia Entcheva is an architect with internationally awarded projects. Both are active in their local sailing and tennis clubs.
Enislav Entchev is eligible for the DREAM Act, has legally lived in the U.S. since he was 2 years old, attended college, and does not speak the native language of Bulgaria.
Entchev family has been living, working and contributing to the American society for 20 years and has made every effort to follow the Law in obtaining permanent residence status. U.S. is their home. Help them to remain in U.S. and succeed in becoming American citizen.
Director John Morton
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
500 12th St., SW
Washington, D.C. 20536
Attn: John Morton
Re: Stop the deportation of Atanas Entchev and family
A#073 178 406
A#073 178 405
A#073 185 055
This is an urgent request for a Stay of Deportation or Removal for the Entchev family. Both Atanas and Enislav are currently detained in a for-profit detention facility, and all three are facing deportation.
This request is based on the deportation priorities set forth in the June 17, 2011 Morton Memorandum entitled "Civil Enforcement: Priorities for the Apprehension, Detention and Removal of Aliens," where it declares the enforcement priorities are national security, public safety and border security.
The Entchev family came to US legally, remained legally in-status for 20 years and are non-criminals.
Atanas Entchev came legally to U.S. 20 years ago as a recipient of the Humphrey Fellowship for Urban Planning at Rutgers University. Atanas Entchev is a GIS professional and entrepreneur, who graduated from Rutgers with a Master's degree in Urban Planning. He is a leading expert in his field. He has consulted with municipal, state and federal governmental agencies, and taught GIS as a Professor at major universities and to private companies.
His wife, Mayia Entcheva, and his son, Enislav Entchev, came legally to the U.S. in 1992 and 1993. Enislav Entchev is a graduate of a New Jersey high school and is eligible for the DREAM Act. He has legally lived in the U.S. since he was 2 years old, attended college, and does not speak the native language of Bulgaria. Mayia is an award-winning architect who designed some of the most modern and advanced educational facilities in the U.S., including the Microsoft School of the Future in Philadelphia.
The Entchev family are hardworking and honest people who have been contributing to the U.S. economy and American society for 20 years. This is their home, Let them stay.