43 petitions

Update posted 2 months ago

Petition to Congressman Joseph Crowley, Andrew Cuomo, Mazeda Uddin, Lawrence Spivak, Grace Meng, Immigration Customs Enforcement, U.S. Department of State, NY1 , New York Times, Carlene Pinto, Alina Das, Amy Gottlieb, NYU Immigrant Rights Clinic, New York Lawyers for Public Interest

My Father is a Cancer Patient. Release Mohammed Monir Hassan from ICE!

Petition for: The Release of Mohammed Monir Hassan from ICE.  He is a cancer patient. Addressed to: U.S.  Immigrations and Custom Enforcement In 2009, we had an order of removal by the Board of Immigration Appeals. In 2011, one October morning my mother and I heard loud banging on our door. Lo and behold officers from ICE arrested my mother, myself, and my father.Luckily we were given another date in 2012 for supervision. It’s been 6 years since we kept getting dates to check in for supervision at 26 Federal Plaza. One Wednesday morning on January 17th, 2018, my father had an appointment at Federal Plaza. My mother was waiting from 10 AM to 5:30 PM. There was no sign of my father. My mother asked the security guard, “Have you seen my husband?” The security guard replied “How should I know?” in a very crude way. My mother replied “You should know because it’s 5:00 PM and everyone left.” The security guard asked another woman who stated that my father had been arrested and detained. My mother’s world was destroyed. She came home crying in a cab. I was at work. When my brother texted me I left work early, and found out my dad was in Bergen County Jail as a detainee. On Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018, my mom and I have an appointment at 26 Federal Plaza. Luckily she was spared from being detained. Her next court date is on July 24th, 2018. Her case is still pending but who knows what will happen by then? Fortunately I am under the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) but what will happen to the two most kind, nurturing, supportive, and generous people who raised me from when I was small, provided a roof over my head, paid my college tuition, and guided me in understanding right from wrong? Both of my parents have severe health conditions which cannot be treated in Bangladesh, and if they leave, and something happens to them, my brother and I will have no guidance and love. No one to look up to, no one to buy gifts for, no one to call our own. Tell me who is going to help me fight this great fight for justice and freedom? Because from this point’s DIE OR DONE! We, the undersigned, ask for Mohammed Monir Hassan to be immediately released from the Immigration Customs Enforcement  in El Paso Processing Center on the basis of Humanitarian grounds.  He is being neglected of proper medical treatment that will have a detrimental impact on his long-term physical and mental health.  Mohammed’s family, which consists of his wife, a U.S. citizen son, a daughter who is a DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) holder, U.S. citizen nieces and nephews, U.S. citizen cousins, as well as members of our cultural and religious community who are all U.S. citizens are all suffering and very worried about Mohammed’s health and well-being. Mr. Hassan has been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, trauma from an accident that occurred in November 2015, and thyroid cancer.  All these conditions are not treatable in Bangladesh. Furthermore, there is no insurance to treat these conditions in Bangladesh and he would not be given a job.  As a matter of fact, he would be ridiculed and left to starve on the streets. Prior to being elected as president, President Donald Trump specifically stated that he would only deport people who have criminal records, gang members, drug dealers, and people who commit robbery.  Mr. Mohammed Monir Hassan has a clean record and is known in the religious community as a man who has good morals and ethics.  He works diligently and with great effort as a cab driver to provide for his wife, daughter, and son, while seeking treatment for his medical conditions. Therefore, Mr. Hassan does not seek permanent residency or citizenship.  He fears facing a fate worse than death! This situation is also having a detrimental on our mental health.  As a Mental Health Counselor and other professionals, this is a traumatizing effect on not only Mr. Mohammed Monir Hassan by separating him from his family but also on the rest of us! We are not asking for much.  We only request for two weeks’ worth of time.  Then we will send him back to Bangladesh on our own.  

Naziat Hassan
1,423 supporters
Update posted 3 months ago

Petition to U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives

Clean Dream Act Now

As the daughter of immigrants and a first-generation college student, I’ve always been surrounded by inspiring, powerful, and hard-working people. I’ve learned what it means to not just dream of a better life, but to sweat and bleed for it only to have our government treat us like criminals, or as if we are less than human. Young immigrants deserve to live with dignity in the country, to reach for our dreams without a target on our backs. Sign the petition to call on Congress to pass the Dream Act. Last year, the Trump administration announced that it would be ending the DACA program, which gave deportation relief to 700,000 undocumented people who arrived here as children – many of them my peers and friends. Now, he’s put it up to Congress to find a solution for so many young people, and legislators are using our lives as a political football to argue over funding for harmful agendas like Trump’s Border Wall. We’re no longer leaving it to legislators to decide the fate of our communities. We’re raising our voices to demand action which protects young immigrants without throwing our parents under the bus. We stand on the shoulders of our elders; our successes are due to our parents. We won’t accept a Dream Act which criminalizes them, separates families, or which wastes money on unnecessary border security. We deserve a clean Dream Act – now. Join our movement to stand with immigrants today.  Versión en Español Click here to tweet it: Share it with your friends on Facebook:

Jassary Rico
30,286 supporters
Started 4 months ago

Petition to Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Keep a Family Together

Ndue and Floreshe Perkeci left Albania in 1999 because the Albanian government would not and could not protect them and their two small children from the turmoil there. Once here, they have upheld the law and worked very hard to be good citizens. They pay taxes, own their home, and own several vehicles. Ndue owns his own business providing stable jobs to American citizens. For thirteen years Floreshe worked for a recycling company which is now a division of one of the nation’s largest steel producers. She can no longer work there because her employment authorization expired and was not renewed in January. The company is holding her position open, hoping our government will approve their paperwork to remain here as it has for the past nineteen years.Ndue’s and Floreshe’s children are now young adults who are currently protected under DACA. Both have graduated from high school and one has completed her Bachelor’s degree and works for a non-profit company, Family Support Services with Foster Care, contracted with the state of Florida Department of Children and Families. The family attends church regularly. They have provided ICE and both Florida Senators with countless letters of support from a wide variety of people, including employers, ministers, bankers, employees, and friends. Some of these letters from their own family members, eight of whom are US Citizens and two who have permanent green cards. They all reside here in Jacksonville, FL and have the utmost respect for our country. Ndue’s brother, who is a citizen, employs over 70 employees. This family wants nothing more than to be together, work hard, and be self-reliant, contributing citizens of our country. The United States of America is their home now. Action petitioned:We, the undersigned concerned citizens, urge our elected Senators and Congressmen to approve Ndue and Floreshe Perkeci’s stay of deportation and put them on the road to citizenship.

Denisa Perkeci
2,005 supporters