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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. 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."

Richard Hujber
137,568 supporters
Update posted 4 months ago

Petition to President Janet L. Steinmayer, Dean Nathaniel Mays

Stop ICE from deporting international students at Lesley University

On July 6th, 2020, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced modifications for non-immigrant students taking online classes in the United States. The modifications would not allow international students to remain in the United States if their college offers online-only classes. International students affected by this would be forced to transfer to another college for in-person classes or to leave the country or risk deportation.   The decision by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is a racist, discriminatory, and inhumane attack on our international student body. The repercussions of this new rule are devastating. It puts our international students directly in harm’s way. It is dangerous to force international students to travel during a global pandemic. Furthermore, some are not even able to travel due to travel restrictions and bans, which would result in them being stuck in between countries. Students from some countries may face physical danger, censorship, surveillance, and persecution if they are forced to return to their home countries, which would make it extremely difficult to continue their remote learning.   We urge Lesley University to take immediate action to protect our vulnerable international student population and to alleviate the threat of deportation and denial of entry. This may include but is not limited to :  • Prioritizing and reopening registration of existing hybrid and in-person courses for international students  • Creating and designating in-person independent study courses relevant to their program for international students • Restructuring online courses to a flexible hybrid model to accommodate students who need in-person, remote, and asynchronous learning • Dedicating resources to create a safe physical learning space with proper COVID-19 protocols • Joining the lawsuit filed by Harvard and MIT and publically condemning the new ICE policy

D. L.
1,385 supporters
Update posted 4 months ago

Petition to Governor Phil Murphy, Andrew M. Cuomo, Ned Lamont, ICE , Office of the Secretary of Higher Education

Allow International Students To Stay In America If Universities Transition Online

International students who are pursuing degrees in the United States will have to leave the country or risk deportation if their universities switch to online-only courses, Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced on July 6th, 2020. This will affect thousands of foreign students who come to the United States to attend universities or participate in training programs, as well as non-academic or vocational studies. Universities nationwide are beginning to make the decision to transition to online courses as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. With everything going on in the country and amidst a global pandemic, students seeking an education should not fear deportation. International students overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles to come to America and receive a quality education. These students are our classmates and deserve the right to be full-time students, if desired, regardless of the circumstances. ICE said that students who fall under certain visas "may not take a full online course load and remain in the United States," adding, "The U.S. Department of State will not issue visas to students enrolled in schools and/or programs that are fully online for the fall semester nor will U.S. Customs and Border Protection permit these students to enter the United States." The agency suggested that students currently enrolled in the U.S. consider other measures, like transferring to schools with in-person instruction. There's an exception for universities using a hybrid model, such as a mix of online and in-person classes. This petition is calling on New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, and Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont to work with universities, law schools, and all educational institutions to create a system that would allow our International students to continue pursuing their education in America. This includes but is not limited to approving hybrid academic plans in the Fall that would allow international students to stay. All international students should be allowed to stay in America without the fear of being deported.       

Leslie Veloz
7,941 supporters
This petition won 5 months ago

Petition to Cal Poly Pomona Provost, Dr. Soraya M. Coley

Cal Poly Pomona: Provide Hybrid Classes to Protect International Students

ICE recently made a modification to the conditions of student visas that will make it so that many students enrolled in schools that have gone online for Fall 2020 will not be covered by their student visas any longer. This will force many students to leave the country ( Because Cal Poly Pomona has chosen to stay entirely online for the Fall term, many international CPP students could be forced out of the country. This can all change if only CPP provides hybrid courses rather than only online ones.  The concern for everyone's safety during the COVID-19 pandemic is entirely valid and should not be overlooked. However, the students who will be displaced due to ICE's recent decision will be subjected to much more danger than they would be from hybrid courses. The CDC recommends avoiding all nonessential international travel, so forcing potentially thousands of students to board international flights will not only be a great risk to them, but to anyone else on the flights. Furthermore, hybrids are a safer option than fully in-person courses and if CPP can provide even just a minimum of hybrid courses (and keep the others online), it will help keep international students safe. Please sign this petition and contact the Cal Poly Pomona Provost in order to provide hybrid courses for the Fall 2020 semester and protect our international students.

Avalon Whalen
4,598 supporters