• Petitioned Cecilia Munoz

This petition was delivered to:

Director of Inter Govermental Office
Cecilia Munoz
Secretary of Homeland Security
Janet Napolitano
Director, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
John T. Morton
Washington-09
Rep. Adam Smith
Washington
Sen. Patty Murray
Washington
Sen. Maria Cantwell

ICE, DREAMer Al Okere will be killed if deported to Nigeria!

    1. Petition by

      DreamActivist

URGENT: Al Okere (A# 073 426 339), who has lived in the U.S. since he was 5 years old, could be deported to a country where his life will be in serious jeopardy.

Al was brought to the U.S. from Nigeria, in 1995, after the assassination of his father. Al's mother immediately filed for asylum but, as a result of the negligence of their former attorney, their request was denied.  Deporting Al to the same country is equivalent to a death sentence!

Make a call to ICE: 202.732.3000 or 202-732-3100

Sample Script: "Hi, I am calling to ask that the deportation of DREAMer Al Okere (A# 073 426 339) be stopped. Al has been living in the U.S. since he was 5  years old and is currently an honor roll student at Central Washington University. Al's father was assasinated in Nigeria; if deported his life would be in danger!"

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    1. Reached 12,500 signatures
    2. The Columbian: Letter: Deportation will dash a dream

      Jackie  Mahendra
      Petition Organizer

      "May we remember what is written at the Statue of Liberty, “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!” Al Okere should not be deported. Please sign the petition."

    3. CWU student locked in deportation battle

      Jackie  Mahendra
      Petition Organizer

      "Proponents of the Dream Act say ICE is wasting resources by going after Okere. "Talent like Al's is what's needed in this country," says Mohammad Abdollahi, youth organizer for DreamActivist.org, an immigration-reform advocacy group. Abdollahi helped put together the online petition and video for Okere."

    4. UPDATE: ICE still closed

      Jackie  Mahendra
      Petition Organizer

      ICE headquarters are still closed because of snow. Al continues to face deportation, but the date is delayed, which means more than 10,000 people have now signed his petition. Please keep sharing and supporting!

    5. Reached 10,000 signatures
    6. Seattle Globalist: DREAM activist facing deportation speaks out on MLK Day

      Jackie  Mahendra
      Petition Organizer

      "Now 21-year-old Al Okere is facing deportation to Nigeria as well. “If they send me there, my life’s threatened,” he told the crowd. He says his mother is in hiding."

    7. Reached 9,000 signatures
    8. ICE was closed today due to snow -- keep signing & sharing!

      Jackie  Mahendra
      Petition Organizer

      Still no word on whether ICE will listen to the 8,000+ people standing up for Al Okere at this critical moment. His attorney is bringing all of the signatures to ICE on Thursday, Jan. 19th, after snow caused the ICE offices to close (on Wednesday Jan. 18th). Please keep signing and sharing this urgent petition!

    9. Reached 8,000 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Andres Gil LAWRENCEVILLE, GA
      • over 1 year ago

      I am an immigrant who has been in the U.S since 4 years old and it hurts to know that people like me are being stripped of their opportunities.

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    • ashton hignite LEXINGTON, KY
      • over 1 year ago

      everyone deserves freedom

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    • Chisom Nzeruem SURREY, CANADA
      • over 1 year ago

      Every body needs help

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    • Jocelyn Slater FALMOUTH, MA
      • over 1 year ago

      This family is exactly the type the Dream Act and political asylum were created to protect. I have no issue, morally, legally or occupationally with so-called "illegal immigrants". Coming to this country legally is hard, expensive and sometimes dangerous. I'm an advocate of immigration laws being reformed to be easier, cheaper and quicker.

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    • bernard okere MODENA, ITALY
      • over 1 year ago

      support for you,'bro!

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