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Tell ICE: Stop the deportation of Atanas Entchev and family


 **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**



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.

This petition was delivered to:
  • ICE, Immigration and Customs Enforcement
    Director US Immigration and Customs Inforcement (John Morton)
  • Secretary of Homeland Security
    Janet Napolitano
  • Representative
    Rush Holt

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