Petition to Daniel Bible, Norma Lacy, Norma Lacy, ERO Public Advocate
Keep Hipolito Home!
Hipolito Galan Mancillas – or "Papi" to his young grandkids – is a longtime Texan employer, active church member, loving father and grandparent, and sole breadwinner for our family. I am a DACA student recipient, my 3 brothers are U.S. citizens, and our father is the glue that holds our family together. We along with my mother and my children desperately need him to stay home with us in the beautiful life we have here. On January 8th, Hipolito is scheduled to meet with ICE – at which point he has the opportunity to turn in paperwork for a Cancellation of Removal and prove public support for keeping him here with his family. Sign this petition to help Hipolito defend his case to remain in the U.S.! Hipolito came to the United States in March 1997, at the age of 26 in search of a better, safer future for himself and his family. He was alone in this country and worked hard to obtain a stable job and safe home. He provided for me and my mother, whom he remorsefully had to leave back in Mexico. Once Hipolito gained employment and secured housing however, our little family was reunited as he brought us to live with him in the USA, in the fall of 1999. Hipolito has since worked hard for us and created the life we dreamed of, thanks be to God. He co-owns a business where he employs over 50 workers; he provides his children a safe home and the opportunity to advance our education, and gives us his endless love and support. Hipolito lives an exemplary life, giving to his community and ensuring his family is well taken care of. Please, sign this petition to keep my father in the United States with our family! Hipolito was not able to go back to school to continue his education but he used every resource at his reach to obtain higher education. Whatever we learned he learned with us, he read our books, helped with our homework, spent countless hours studying and researching and following lesson plans – not only to help us with school work, but also to increase his own knowledge. He works hard, pays taxes, owns his home and vehicles, and is a regular volunteer alongside his wife at our church in Waco, TX. Despite a setback in 2001, when he was arrested for a DUI and successfully completed probation, Hipolito has become heavily involved in his church and community. It has been 17 years since he has even visited his native country. But because of a 17-year-old nonviolent offense, my dad Hipolito could be deported back to Mexico after all the hard work he’s invested in our family and community. If we do not act NOW, our family will be ripped apart. I cannot fathom the pain my brothers, my mom, my dad, my children, and I would endure if that were to happen. We have so many hopes and dreams rooted here in Waco. Everyone deserves a second chance. Sign and share this petition now to support our family and #KeepHipolitoHome. Thank you for your support!! To donate ANY amount to support the Galan family in their legal battle, click here! - Mely Galan, Hipolito's daughter
Petition to Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen
Keep them together! Stop separating children from their families at the U.S. border.
The New York Times reported that since October 2017 more than 700 children have been separated along the southwest border from adults claiming to be their parents, including 100 children under the age of 4. Many of these children remain in custody indefinitely apart from their parents. “Needlessly ripping kids, toddlers, babies away from their parents is inhumane, barbaric and unconstitutional. An Administration that purports to uphold family values is callously inflicting devastating trauma on children and families in service of its punitive immigration policies,” said Sandy Santana, Executive Director of Children’s Rights. In an amicus brief filed in March on behalf of an asylum seeker separated from her seven-year old daughter, Children’s Rights explained that the traumatic stress that a child experiences when needlessly separated from a parent may have life-long consequences because it can disrupt the development of brain architecture and other organ systems and increase the risk of stress-related diseases and cognitive impairment well into the adult years. You can read more about the amicus brief here.Children’s Rights will work with its partners to continue to advocate for immigrant children separated from their families. As Christina Remlin, Lead Attorney and author of our amicus brief put it: “How can we tuck our children in at night, knowing that our government is doing this to other parents who love theirs as much as we do? How do we inflict such cruel trauma on children?” Please sign and share our petition to Department of Homeland Security Secretary, Kirstjen M. Nielsen. About Children’s Rights Every day, children are harmed by America’s broken child welfare, juvenile justice, education, and healthcare systems. Through relentless strategic advocacy and legal action, we hold governments accountable for keeping kids safe and healthy. Children’s Rights has made a lasting impact, protecting hundreds of thousands of vulnerable children and we are poised to help millions more. They are depending on us…and you. http://www.childrensrights.org/
Petition to Cory A. Booker, Robert Menendez, Donald Norcross, Frank A. LoBiondo, Leonard Lance, Albio Sires, Donald M. Payne Jr., Rodney P. Frelinghuysen, Thomas MacArthur, Frank Pallone Jr., Josh Gottheimer, Christopher H. Smith, Bill Pascrell Jr., Bonnie Watson Coleman
Don't Deport My Dad
My father is currently in removal proceedings. He is a 56-year-old Peruvian who has lived in New Jersey for 35 years. He is a member of the Carpenters Union and contributing to the economy. He and my mom were married for nearly 20 years and although their marriage dissolved, he still cares for her, his mother, and all of our family. During this process, he was diagnosed with AML Leukemia and is undergoing continuous treatment at Hackensack Medical University Hospital awaiting a lifesaving bone marrow transplant. Sign this petition to keep my dad in the United States! The government cited poor moral character as their reason for deportation. In 1986, 31 years ago, my father smoked marijuana. I do not see how this reflects his character to the point of removal. Please help me keep my father here. Please help me save his life.
Petition to Kirstjen Nielsen
Stop the Separation of Immigrant Families
More than 2,000 children have been separated from their families because of Trump’s new zero tolerance policy. Families who are trying to immigrate into the United States are being stopped at the border and having their children ripped away from them. Parents are being told that their children are being taken away for baths only to never see them again. When the parents are deported there is no one left to care for the children so they are taken to what’s essey a concentration camp. There is no guarantee that these families will ever reunite again unless we as Americans do something!
Petition to Nigel A. Jason, Jose Velez, President of the United States, U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, Senator Marco Rubio
Urgent: Stop Deportation of Francisco Javier Gonzalez, husband & father of 3 U.S. citizens
First and foremost, Javier and his family (and I) want to THANK EVERYONE who appeared at our rally Monday at Pizza Al Fresco. In these difficult times, I know this meant A LOT to Javier and his family. It also meant a lot to me because these ARE difficult times with so many people facing deportation and separation from their loved ones and family members. The turnout and support was AMAZING and we could not be happier with the support from the Palm Beach community - and people from ALL over the world! I am editing this petition to make sure it is up to date. We have filed our PFR (Petition for Review) with the Eleventh (11th) Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta, Georgia. We are also seeking a stay and injunction from the Court, so that Javier is not forced to leave the U.S. while our federal court case is pending. Rebeca Sanchez-Roig, Esq. has joined our legal team and has been invaluable in her work with the federal court case. http://sanchezroiglaw.com/ We continue to seek an extension from DHS/ICE Office of Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) in Miramar, Florida, and we continue to ask that everyone support our efforts in seeking such an extension from that DHS/ICE Office. We will continue to keep this petition updated as this compelling case continues. Please Sign this petition to stop Francisco from being taken away from his beautiful family. Francisco came to the United States when he was only 15 in February of 1997. He was alone in this country and worked hard to get an education, graduating from high school and continuing his education in college. Francisco was unable to graduate from college because at the time they required a valid state identification which Francisco was unable to obtain due to his lack of legal status in the United States. Despite this setback, he worked hard and succeeded in the United States. Francisco speaks perfect English and has NO CRIMINAL HISTORY IN THE US or any other country in the world. He obtained his education, works hard, pays his taxes and lives an exemplary life abiding by all US laws. Francisco has never been back to his native country Mexico since his last arrival in January of 2002. He has made the United States of America his home and is now a loving husband and father to three beautiful daughters in Florida. Sign this petition now to stop Francisco’s from being deported. Francisco met his wife in 2005 while both were working in a restaurant in Palm Beach, Florida. They fell in love and were married in 2006. Eleven years later, their love continues to grow. They have three amazing daughters together, ages 10, 7, and 5. The girls’ futures will be seriously compromised if he is removed. Were they to remain in the U.S. without their father, the girls would suffer extreme emotional and psychological damage from the breakup of their solid family dynamic and the absence of their hero—their father. Francisco has been and continues to be a key player in the success of his employer. He manages a prestigious restaurant in Palm Beach, FL. Through his hard work and dedication, the business has grown to three times its size from when Francisco took over. Francisco is loved and respected by everyone, he has made many friends and many of the usual customers have formed bonds and relationships with Francisco and his family. Francisco is a person of good moral character who deserves a chance to present his case before a federal court with counsel. He attends church every Sunday and is very involved in his community. He is the sole economic provider for his family. Sign the petition to respectfully request that Mr. Francisco Javier Gonzalez’s deportation be stopped. Then, please share this petition online - on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, et al. Please feel free to message, tweet, and contact the following individuals on social media. OR, take a few minutes to call: Nigel A. Jason Assistant Field Office Director U.S. DHS/ICE 2805 SW 145 Ave Miramar, FL 33027 (954) 843-5901 Jose M. Velez Supervisory Detention and Deportation Officer U.S. DHS/ICE 2805 SW 145 Ave Miramar, FL 33027 (954) 843-5906 Vladimir Diaz, DHS/ICE Public Affairs Officer: (954) 236-4909. Honorable Representative Lois Frankel: Toll Free (866) 264-0957 Frankel’s Washington, DC Office – (202) 225-9890 Frankel’s Boca Raton, FL Office – (561) 998-9045/Fax: (561) 998-9048 Bill Nelson, FL Senator - (202) 224-5274 Marco Rubio - 202-224-3041 Hon Rep Brian Mast - 561-530-7778, Phone: 202-225-3026Fax: 202-225-8398 Say: "I am calling to ask that Francisco Javier Gonzalez deportation be stopped, and that he be granted discretion and a stay of deportation. His A number is 078-994-383. Thank you."
Petition to Department of Homeland Security, Cory A. Booker, Robert Menendez, Albio Sires, Steven Fulop
Ahmed Abdel-basit Mohammad is an academic seeking asylum in the US due to the brutal political persecution in his country. Ahmed has been recently detained by ICE and has an unjust and politically motivated death sentence in Egypt. On April 5th 2018, ICE agents arrested Ahmed outside of his home on his way to work, where he teaches physics to high school students. Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International have reported on his case and have supported his asylum application. Denying Ahmed's asylum and deporting him is sending an innocent man to his imminent death. Sign this petition today to help save Ahmed’s life and visit us at www.savebasit.com for updates on his case.
Petition to Jerry Brown
Sign and help me to stay with my family, community, here in America.
I am at immediate risk for deportation to Cambodia, a country I have never been to (I was born in Vietnam and have lived in the U.S. 40 out of the 42 years of my life). To prevent my deportation, I am seeking the support and willingness of a Governor's Pardon, which may stop ICE’s efforts to deport me. I feel like I am an ideal candidate for a Governor's Pardon that will grant me permanent residence in the U.S. Today, I legally reside in America under “Order of Supervision.” It just means that I check in with ICE at my appointed schedule. Over 20 years ago I was in a gang and committed a crime. I plead guilty to second-degree murder in 1994. Being a part of the drive-by shooting that caused the death of another human being is the greatest regret of my life. Since my sentence, I made a decision to leave the gang life and strive to be a better human being. While in the California Youth Authority, I was the leader of a bible study group with the Protestant chapel for 4 years. After my release, I wasted no time and immediately jumped in obtaining a job with a local community benefit organization, Hope Now For Youth. That organization focused solely on empowering young men like myself, that they could succeed once released. I have also been fortunate to conduct over 100 anti-gang presentations, workshops, and speeches at public schools and community events since my release in 2001. With Hope Now For Youth, I held the title of “Vocational Placement Counselor” and helped lead over 125 young men be placed into a full-time job. During this time, I was able to obtain my Associate of Arts degree from Fresno City College, a Bachelors of Art from Fresno Pacific University and Masters of Art from Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary. While I was the Executive Director of Jobs of Hope in Greeley, Colorado, I helped Co-found it and watched over 80 young men and women be placed into full-time jobs. That organization continues today, 2 years after I left to care for my ailing mother-in-law in Fresno, CA. I am currently the Student Ministries pastor at North Fresno Church-Mennonite Brethren denomination, of which I am a licensed minister. I am responsible for the spiritual development of 7-12th graders and young adults up to the age of 29. In addition to my current full-time job, I also volunteer as an assistant flag football coach at a low-income elementary school. My wife and I share a 3 bedroom apartment with our 3 beautiful children and my mother-in-law. They are all United States citizens. For me to get deported would only bring heartache and distress to them and my neighborhood, church community and the student-athletes that I am responsible for. My hope is to receive a pardon and then work towards getting my deportation order overturned. Thank you for your time.
Petition to Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Help to stop the deportation of Syed Ahmed Jamal
Mr. Syed Ahmed Jamal, a well-respected scientist and community leader, was arrested by ICE – on his front lawn, in front of his children. Now he’s at risk of being deported to Bangladesh, where he is an ethnic minority and would be in serious danger. Sign the petition and join our campaign to stop Syed’s deportation. Syed Ahmed Jamal has lived in the United States for 30 years. He works as a molecular biologist and has done significant research with the University of Kansas, Children’s Mercy, and Rockhurst University. When he’s not working, he volunteers regularly at his children’s schools, and is a leader within his faith community. He would leave behind his wife and three children, who are “devastated and fearful.” Add your name to our petition to help him and his family. Below is a letter from Syed’s son. Hello, My name is Taseen Jamal, and my father has recently been arrested, taken to the Morgan County, MO, jail, and is being considered for deportation. My little brother cries every night, my sister can't focus in school, and I cannot sleep at night. My mother is in trauma, and because she is a live organ donor, she only has one kidney, so the stress is very dangerous. She could die if he is deported. If my father is deported, my siblings and I may never get to see him again. He is an older man, and due to the conditions of his home country, he might not be able to survive. My father called us, and he was crying like like a little child because he was thinking about what would happen to us if he got deported. If he gets sent back to Bangladesh, his home country, he will be in grave danger, and people of his kind are persecuted there. My dad could likely would face persecution or even death at the hands of radical Islamist extremist gangs back in Bangladesh due to his liberal and secular writings and postings on social media platforms and publications. My dad being a US educated outspoken Western Liberal Secular Muslim, he could face a similar fate as those faced by many US educated Bangladeshi bloggers in the recent time. He has been in the US for 30 years, and the law has kept him from gaining citizenship. He has helped throughout our community, and has a lot breakthroughs in science, many of which are still being researched. If he is deported, that research may never be finished, making a great loss to the field is science. We are the children of Syed Ahmed Jamal, and we are requesting on behalf of our family for your kind help to get back our father. A home is not a home without a father. Taseen Jamal