constitutional rights

74 petitions

Started 1 week ago

Petition to New Jersey Governor

NJ State Appointed Judges Should Not Be Allowed to Do Whatever They Want Mother Seeks Justice for NJ Judge’s Flagrant Misuse of Authority that Broke up her Family A U.S. Army Officer and Texas resident, Christina Gaskins, is fighting to have her children returned to her care nearly five years after they were unlawfully taken from her without jurisdiction, validity and not in accords to Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA) requirements. Gaskins lost custody of her children when New Jersey Judge, Harold Johnson, granted sole custody to her ex-husband in the initial order and ordered her to pay child support. The latter order was made despite the fact that Walker was more than $24,000 in child support arrears.Walker and Gaskins were married for 4 years before they divorced in 2009.  Gaskins was awarded sole custody of the couple’s four children in a Florida court where the marriage was dissolved. The order outlined that Walker was allowed to see his children during the summer and Christmas Break and to pay child support.  Gaskin relocated to Texas with her children in 2010 based on a long history of abuse with Walker. In 2013 both parents agreed that the children would stay with their father in New Jersey for an extended period on the basis of getting to know him better and Gaskins needing to finish her military training to become an officer. But Walker had other plans. In September 2013, almost two weeks after their agreement, he filed for his child support to be dropped and for Gaskins to pay child support.  He then proceeded to block her calls and threatening his oldest if she reached out to her mother.  That’s when Gaskins went to New Jersey and picked up her children prior to the initial court date. Judge Johnson forced her to go pro se (defend herself) and gave her no chance to seek New Jersey counsel, sua sponte granted Walker custody of the children without conducting a plenary hearing, and ordered Gaskins to return the children to New Jersey. Gaskins and the children were five (5) year residents of the State of Texas.In a subsequent unknown hearing conducted Judge Johnson issued a warrant for her arrest. A warrant that Walker would antagonize her with in a success effort to keep her away from her children for years. The matter escalated in October 2014 when Walker visited Texas with an unregistered out-of-state order and picked up the children from their schools with the help of Harris County Sheriff’s Office in Houston, TX, much to the horror of their mother. “This is heart-breaking for any mother,”said Gaskins. “One day I’m watching them board the school bus and a few short hours later knowing that I won’t see them that same night. It’s a nightmare.” To this day, she has not received notification by Klein ISD or HCSO that they released her children to Walker. And she still does not have any parental rights to her children. This is not the first time that Judge Johnson has misused his authority as several other families have expressed similar injustices meted out to them on Over the past 4 years Gaskins has made several attempts to resolve the injustice through the New Jersey judicial system and to reach out to state officials to no avail. In May 2018, she was denied in the Appellate Court based on technicalities.  She said, “This judge...This state had no right yet they took away all of mine and my children and give my abuser a platform to re-victimize me. New Jersey should not be allowed to sweep this under the rug.” A federal lawsuit has been filed based on deprivation of rights: Lack of due process, violation to UCCJEA (no home state jurisdiction or exclusive, continuing jurisdiction), perjury, and abuse of judicial discretion (just to name a few) against varies organizations in both Texas and New Jersey. Also, she is currently in the process of filing a complaint with the NJ Judicial Misconduct board on the judge.

Christina Gaskins
34 supporters
Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to Natasha Vieira, ICE Enforcement & Removal Office, Elaine Duke, Armando Vieira Jr.

Armando Veiria Denied Lawful Marriage

Armando Vieira was my fiance and was unlawully deported 7 days before our wedding with our marriage certificate in hand.  This violates Immigration Law and the Constitution.  He was unlawfully deported, locked up for 8 months in detention and denied our marriage inside detention even though lawful paperwork was filled out. He was denied visitation and phone calls, - against all Immigration laws.  He was denied release based on our finances, and denied provisions of Immigration law, which allowed for our lawful marriage. Armando entered this country legally, and has 3 American children.  He was paying child support to his youngest child.  Armando signed over power of attorney to me, and still his appeal paperwork was unlawfully denied, as was my fiance petition.  He would have been protected under the Family Act, the marriage to me, and a fiance petition. No deportation can take place prior to an appeal, he was denied his appeal and tricked out of it by a Massachusetts Judge in order to manipulate him out of his rights.  They were telling people in "hold" that they would have to wait too long, so that they would signed under duress, their forced decision to go back to their countries.  When I got to see Armando and tell him what they were doing, he had been bullied him into signing a waiver. Since his appeal was never allowed, the entire process was truly unfair, and it is for this reason, I would ask for the right thing to be done now.  ICE, and Homeland Security DENIED my rights to visition, phone calls, and even though I had filled out the paperwork to marry him inside detention, they then they prevented me from visitation and would not let us marry. Excuses were used to ignore the law.  Armando's long struggles were things he fought hard to overcome, & still support his family, however they do not over ride due process.  His ex wife, myself, and 2 older children petitioned for him in a hearing to stay here, at great expense to travel to Boston and attend this hearing.  They tried to bully all of us inside the hearing in order to deny Armando's rights to stay, and his pending marriage to me was 100% reason that he would get to stay.  Children need their father, and were shattered to learn that his status was denied & Immigration laws and the Family act ignored. I still have power of attorney over Armando at this time,  I am seeking to reverse the ruling, and uphold immigration laws after these horrible injustices and mistakes were made. I am asking now, the this petition, force the Deptartment of Homeland Security to do the lawful thing, and allow him back, and to compensate him for his unlawful removal out of the USA after being here for 24 years.  They collaped his business, and took him away from his children and from me.   Immigration laws that were meant to protect him, were used to abuse him, and cot him 8 months of detention to torment him, and then an unlawful deporation. He needs to be compensated for what this did to him, his life and his family The right  thing has to be done moving forward, and he needs to be able to come back her and marry me, his fiance.  Armando has been in Brazil for almost 3 years now & is waiting to come back. Immigration & ICE must apply Immigration Law, accept and expedite a fiance petition to go through, and let him return. Armando deserves compensation for what was unlawfully done to him.

Natasha DeLima
27 supporters
Started 3 weeks ago

Petition to Senator Joe Donnelly

Senator Joe Donnelly must oppose Trump nominee to replace Justice Kennedy

Dear Senator Donnelly:As your supporters and as activists, we are writing to tell you that to us it is a matter of the utmost importance that you vote against the confirmation of President Trump’s likely nomination of a right winger to replace Anthony Kennedy. As Public Citizen put it: Americans cannot and will not tolerate a pick who will create a majority to: • take away a woman’s right to control her body;• backtrack on marriage equality and the rights of LGBTQIA people;• enable racist policy;• empower corporations to cheat and injure consumers through fabricated doctrines of immunity;• twist the First Amendment into a tool to protect corporations from regulatory controls;• eviscerate our democracy by undermining voting rights or further empowering the superrich to dominate our elections;• reflexively side with Donald Trump in the legal issues regarding potential obstruction of justice or related matters that may very well land at the Supreme Court. We were shocked when you voted to confirm Justice Gorsuch, thereby rewarding Republicans for blocking President Obama’s outstanding nominee, Merrick Garland. Justice Gorsuch has turned out to be an extremist who was not worthy of your support.The New York Times notes that Democratic Senators in states carried by President Trump will be under intense pressure to support Trump’s nominee. But we are sure you agree that is not sufficient reason to cast a vote that could change this country in dire ways.We respectfully inform you that if you vote for Trump’s nominee this fall, we will be unable to vote for you in the November election, even though we know this may result in the victory of your opponent, whom we deplore. We hope you will take this as it is intended, as a statement of the utmost gravity of this matter.With best wishes,/ Very respectfully yours,  

David Keppel
4,382 supporters