Tell ICE “Don’t Deport Florida Dreamer Luis Avelar”
  • Petitioned Nicole Navas

This petition was delivered to:

Department of Internal Affairs
Nicole Navas
Secretary Janet Napolitano
Department of Homeland Security
Director of ICE.
Jhon Morton
U.S. Senate
U.S. House of Representatives
Sen. Dick Durbin
Sen. Bill Nelson
Rep. Ted Deutch
Sen. Marco Rubio
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Rep. Patrick Murphy

Tell ICE “Don’t Deport Florida Dreamer Luis Avelar”

    1. Manuel Guerra Casas
    2. Petition by

      Manuel Guerra Casas

      Port Saint Lucie, FL

DREAMer Luis Avelar needs our help right now. He is detained in Broward Transition Center in Florida Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is trying to deport him as we speak .He was brought to the U.S. as a young child.

Luis was brought to the United States when he was only 11 years old. His parents, originally from Guatemala came here legally with a visa. They were seeking a better life in America. Life was not easy at first for the family, but soon they overcame many of obstacles new immigrants face. Luis is an outstanding son who loves his parents so much for sacrificing their life to give him a better future. He still helps them in every way he can.

He attended John I Leonard High School and was very involved in the school activities and community. Luis never knew he was an undocumented immigrant until it was 16 years old. When it was the time to get a job and a driver’s licenses.

Luis has been living in the United States of America for more than 11 years now. He speaks perfect English and his whole life is in the United States, he does not know any other places. Sending him back to Guatemala to a Country that he doesn’t know will be devastating for his family and his girlfriend who have been dating for the past 5 years and have plans on getting married soon.

Luis was arrested by the local police of Palm Beach County for not having a driver’s licenses and was turned over to ICE without been booked in jail first. He is now detained and waiting on deportation as soon as this week.

We are asking the department of Homeland Security not to deport Luis back to Guatemala and to use the prosecutorial discretion memo release by John Morton on June 2011.Luis is not a threat to national security and has ties to his community. He has plans to marry his girlfriend and he is helping his family.

Luis is an American, except in papers. He deserves a chance to the American dream. Allow him to stay with his family and his girlfriend.


Take a moment to make a call.


Secretary of DHS. Janet Napolitano # (703-235-0854)

Director of ICE. John Morton # (202-732-3000)

Internal Affairs. Nicole Nava’s # (786-387-8230)

Say: "I am calling to ask you to stop Luis' deportation, and that he be granted discretion under the John Morton Memo. His A #205013469. Thank you."



Recent signatures


    1. Reached 750 signatures
    2. "Luis es liberado del Centro de Detencion"

      Manuel Guerra Casas
      Petition Organizer

      The Miami Herald reports that Luis has been release from detention center and his fights is not over.

    3. Reached 500 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Beata Malicka SOUTHINGTON, CT
      • almost 2 years ago

      All the kids who were brought here for better life are part of this country. If they are good students, have no records with law they should be able to apply for green cards. They are the future of this country not some other.

    • Grafton Asher BANKS, AL
      • about 2 years ago

      Eleven years! Just as unfair as my petition. Please see mine under Immigrant Rights: U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Services and ICE: Review case and allow Michael Arellano to return home. Thanks!

    • Gerry Lifrieri NEW YORK, NY
      • about 2 years ago

      Because I have a dream that one day this will be a reality and people can go about living their lives!!

    • Cindy Lozano GREENWICH, CT
      • about 2 years ago

      He is NOT a MURDERER or RAPIST. LET HIM GO!!! Stop wasting your time with cases like this man's and stop wasting his time and patience, when he has done NOTHING WRONG. There are MANY CRIMINALS on the street that need to be caught and even deported but this man is CLEARLY NOT ONE OF THEM. STOP WITH THE INJUSTICE. This is INHUMAN. The US was NOT BASED ON THESE LOW LIFE PRINCIPALS! Do what's right and let him live his life, in the country he was brought to by his parents. Thank you.

    • Carmen Guzman SPRINGFIELD, VA
      • about 2 years ago

      He deserves a chance.....


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