Keep our family together, here in the U.S.
  • Petitioning Florida Governor

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Florida Governor
President of the United States
U.S. Senate
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Florida State Senate
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President Barack Obama

Keep our family together, here in the U.S.

    1. April Thomas
    2. Petition by

      April Thomas

      Kissimmee, FL

For the pass seven months I have been fighting to stop the deportation of the father of my daughter and the man that I love.  When I first met Ali, my daughter and I were sleeping in a two-seater truck and unsure of where our future would lead. We escaped my physically and verbally abusive ex-husband, but had no money and no where to go for help. When Ali learned of my situation he took us in without hesitation. He was not rich or even doing well financially, but he would not take no for an answer. Living with him I learned that not all men are here to use you, beat you down and destroy you. He is the first man in my life that has ever shown me true love, kindness, and generousity.

He did not have it easy, he had a lot on his plate when he decided to take on my daughter and I. I fell in love with his heart and soul. Today, I find myself fighting for him and not giving in.

Ali is a hard worker and dedicated family man. God certainly sent me an angel that day when he took us in. Being young and foolish he made mistakes and got himself into some trouble. He spent one night in jail and was given probation. He turned his life around and cut ties with the people who misguided him.  Around the same time I found out that I was pregnant. Ali was over joyed at becoming a father again. He worked numerous low paying jobs, we moved into a hotel, because we could no longer afford an apartment. He stayed on the honest path and completely changed his life.

In June of 2012 ICE banged on the door of our hotel room. By this time I had given birth to our daughter and she was just four months old. Ali was taken away and I have been fighting for the man that I love and the father of my child ever since. I'm pleading with anyone and everyone to sign our petition and stop the deportation process. I am also asking for Ali to be pardoned so that he can stay in the US with his children where they need him.

As I have been fighting to keep my family in together here in the US. I have been called a drug dealer and other deplorable things by the very people I went to for help. They were more than happy to take what ever little money I had and in exchange told me lies and did nothing to help us.

Ali and I have been fighting on our own to have his charges vacated so that he can be set free to be with his family here in the US. As our daughter's first birthday comes near, I am doing everything in my power to bring her father home so that she can have him in her life always.



Recent signatures


    1. Reached 25 signatures
    2. Thank you all!

      April Thomas
      Petition Organizer

      I am deeply humbled by all of the beautiful words and comments. We have been suffering in silence for a while now. Ali has missed so many firsts with his first daughter. Each time I talk to him I hate telling him about any new developments with our daughter, because i know how much it hurts him to not be here. And Danielle, Amen I am with you on the whole if he ever did this crap again lol, but he learned his lesson way before ICE stepped in. In court he was told he is lucky that his charges are not worse, or he would be deported, yet, almost a year later that's what they are trying to do. On this journey I have learned of some disheartening things such has a child molester who is an immigrate won't be deported on those charges because it's not considered a violent crime. I almost threw up when i learned that and considered moving to Sweden lol. Ali's crime does not fit the punishment. Thank you all so much! God bless

    3. Reached 10 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Malik Kalonji PEMBROKE PINES, FL
      • over 1 year ago

      I'm trying to keep a family together.

      That's natural, what's natural about a broken family?

    • Shadia Hernandez GLEN ELLYN, IL
      • over 1 year ago

      Ali has a big heart and works hard he is a good friend

    • Katia Cerisme KISSIMMEE, FL
      • over 1 year ago

      He is a great man that doesn't deserve this

    • revelle bahbah WINTER HAVEN, FL
      • over 1 year ago

      Bring Ali home !

    • revelle bahbah WINTER HAVEN, FL
      • over 1 year ago

      cause he good dad and needs to be with his daughter, and needs to be with April Thomas.


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