Confirmed victory
Petitioning Department of Homeland Security and 1 other

Tell ICE to Stop the Deportation of Two-Time Idaho Youth of the Year Luis Albizo

Because Luis was brought to the U.S. at age of five, has an outstanding track record of awards and volunteer activities, poses no national security or public safety concern, and merits a favorable exercise of prosecutorial discretion to stop his deportation scheduled for this coming Tuesday, October 11, 2011. 

Letter to
Department of Homeland Security
ICE Director John Morton
I just signed the following petition addressed to: Department of Homeland Security, ICE Director John Morton.

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Stop the deportation of Luis ALBIZO-MARTINEZ, A#088-644-990

Luis Albizo is a two time Idaho Youth of the Year, a college graduate, and a passionate volunteer in the community. Brought to the United States when he was only 5 years old, he knows no other country or culture than the American way of life. In the 16 years since he arrived here he has earned his high school diploma, been recognized for his service to community by two Idaho State Governors, been recognized in Washington D.C. for his stance against tobacco, received a college degree, and assumed 5 student leadership roles for his college. A life-long volunteer, Luis has given thousands of hours to organizations like the Boys & Girls Clubs, the Idaho Foodbank, the Make-A-Wish Foundation,Toys-for-Tots and community cleanup projects.

In the summer of 2008, Luis was pulled over for routine a traffic violation which resulted in an immigration review. Luis has consistently demonstrated his deep respect for the court and cooperated with them fully to seek resolution. Luis is presently supposed to leave the country under an order of voluntary departure.

Luis's attorney, Chris Christensen, placed a second request for Prosecutorial Discretion on October 6, 2011 to cancel his deportation scheduled for October 11,2011.

We are asking ICE & the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Chief Counsel to either grant him:

- Deferred action, or

- Join in a motion to remand the case from the Board of Immigration Appeals back to the Immigration Judge so that the case can be administratively closed. These are both forms of prosecutorial discretion identified in the Morton memo from June 2011 and in the recent announcement on August 18,2011 from the White House.

Luis is a shining example of the President’s & the Department of Homeland Security’s motivation to prioritize cases so that prosecutorial discretion can be used.

We encourage the court to use this discretion to allow Luis to continue his exemplary academic work and community service.

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Sincerely,