Stop the Deportation of Jaime Martinez!
  • Petitioned John Sandweg

This petition was delivered to:

Department of Homeland Security
John Sandweg
ICE Public Advocate
Andrew Strait
Wisconsin-06
Rep. Tom Petri
Wisconsin
Sen. Tammy Baldwin
Wisconsin
Sen. Ron Johnson

Stop the Deportation of Jaime Martinez!

    1. Monica Hernandez
    2. Petition by

      Monica Hernandez

      Manitowoc, WI

 

JAIME MARTINEZ is a loving husband and father of four children: Giovanni, 18-months, Jaime, 3, Yuliana, 5, and Isabel, 6. His wife Jennifer and their children are all U.S. citizens. Jaime has worked the same job for the last nine years, and is the sole breadwinner for his family. Jaime is well liked, respected, and active in his community. But Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) wants to deport Jaime back to Mexico. On February 16, 2012 he was detained while leaving work and has been held by ICE since then. 

The Obama Administration recently said it was focusing its immigration enforcement resources on the highest priority cases: threats to national security and public safety. They said they would not deport people with strong family and community ties in the United States. So why are they deporting Jaime?

Jennifer and Jaime have been together for fourteen years, and still refer to each other as the love of their life. Jennifer doesn't know how to explain to her children why their father is gone and why they can only see him through the glass at jail. She doesn't know how to tell them he may soon be so far away they won't be able to see him at all. They are suffering terribly- crying uncontrollably and even physically sick - from the stress of the seperation from their father.

Please help us keep Jaime here for his family. ICE has the authority to use their discretion not to deport Jaime. Factors they can consider include family ties, humanitarian concerns and community supoort and attention. Signing this petition will help us to show ICE that there is widespread public support for Jaime to remain in the United States with his family. This is where you can help.

We are asking that you support Jaime by signing this petition urging ICE officails to exercise their discretion and not enforce Jaime's removal order. The fact that Jaime came to this country unlawfully should not outweigh how important he is to five U.S Citizens and how much he is liked and valued by his community. It would be devestating to his family, and all those who know him, if he is deported. Justice demands that Jaime be allowed to stay in the United States to care for and provide for his family.

Please sign this petition AND call, fax, or write the following people and ask them to listen to Jaime's family and his community and allow him to stay in the United States. Please make sure to include Jaime's full name (Jaime Martinez Espinal), and his case number: A095-290-399.

 

 

Andrew Strait, ICE Public Advocate:  Andrew.R.Strait@ice.dhs.gov; fax: 202- 732-4263

John Morton, Director, ICE:  john.morton@dhs.gov 

Janet Napolitano, Secretary of Homeland Security: Public.Engagement@dhs.gov 

Congressmen Herb Kohl and Ron Johnson

 Representative Tom Petri

http://www.contactingthecongress.org/cgi-bin/newseek.cgi?site=ctc2011&state=wi

 

 

To:
John Sandweg, Department of Homeland Security
Andrew Strait, ICE Public Advocate
Rep. Tom Petri, Wisconsin-06
Sen. Tammy Baldwin, Wisconsin
Sen. Ron Johnson, Wisconsin
I just signed the following petition addressed to: Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Please do not deport Jaime Martinez (A# 095-290-399). He is a wonderful husband and loving father of four young children. His wife and kids are all U.S. citizens and they all depend on him!


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[Your name]

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    • Rachelle Marquez ROGERS, AR
      • over 2 years ago

      We support you and your family! Please consider signing and supporting our petition:

      I just signed the following petition addressed to: United States Congress, President Obama.

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      Grant Work Permits to People Brought to the U.S. Under the age of 13

      There are millions of young people who have grown up or are currently living in the United States, but were brought over as young children. Many of these young adults and children have lived in the U.S. for so long that they don't even know the native language of their country of origin. Except for a piece of paper, these people are Americans. We are not asking for a blanket amnesty or even citizenship. The parents of these children should have followed the laws of the United States and immigrated legally. However, these children and young adults had no choice in the matter and are forced to "live in the shadows". If they could be granted a work permit, they could contribute more to society and be able to pursue their dreams. Many of these people now are college age, have married, have children, and some even have grandchildren! To deport them would be devastating for them and their families, especially since they have grown up and become a part of a culture that was not even their choice. Please grant people living in the U.S. who can prove that they were brought here under 13 years of age before the year 2000 and can pass a criminal background check, a work visa and legal status. This is the right thing to do. These young adults and children should not be forced to suffer for the decisions of their parents.

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      Sincerely,

      Rachelle Marquez

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    • Grafton Asher BANKS, AL
      • over 2 years ago

      Unjust ICE policies.

      Please sign my petition under Immigrant Rights: U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Services and ICE Review case and allow Michael Arellano to return home. Thanks to all.

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    • Rachelle Marquez ROGERS, AR
      • over 2 years ago

      We support you and have begun a petition as well. To sign and support it, please visit:

      http://www.change.org/petitions/project-give-them-wings-grant-work-permits-to-people-brought-to-the-u-s-under-the-age-of-13

      The following petition is addressed to: United States Congress, President Obama.

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      Grant Work Permits to People Brought to the U.S. Under the age of 13

      There are millions of young people who have grown up or are currently living in the United States, but were brought over as young children. Many of these young adults and children have lived in the U.S. for so long that they don't even know the native language of their country of origin. Except for a piece of paper, these people are Americans. We are not asking for a blanket amnesty or even citizenship. The parents of these children should have followed the laws of the United States and immigrated legally. However, these children and young adults had no choice in the matter and are forced to "live in the shadows". If they could be granted a work permit, they could contribute more to society and be able to pursue their dreams. Many of these people now are college age, have married, have children, and some even have grandchildren! To deport them would be devastating for them and their families, especially since they have grown up and become a part of a culture that was not even their choice. Please grant people living in the U.S. who can prove that they were brought here under 13 years of age before the year 2000 and can pass a criminal background check, a work visa and legal status. This is the right thing to do. These young adults and children should not be forced to suffer for the decisions of their parents.

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      Sincerely,

      Rachelle Marquez

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    • David Begotka GOLDTHWATE, TX
      • over 2 years ago

      Nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced………Albert Einstein

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    • Thomas Hill ALBUQUERQUE, NM
      • over 2 years ago

      It's time that justice and compassion became part of ICE procedures.

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