Petition to Donald J. Trump
STOP the Deportation of Joe Giudice
My father, Joe Giudice, came to the United States when he was an infant, one year after his birth, he has resided in New Jersey his entire life. He is a businessman, a husband, father to four young women all under the age of 19, son, brother, uncle and friend to many. He was found guilty of NON Violent offenses and served his time complying with all prison guidelines and procedures. My mother and father have fought tirelessly to pay back every single penny of restitution to court deemed they owe. They have made a mistake but rectified it through serving time and by finically satisfying all that was owed. He is currently still in a detention center while fighting the deportation; that's right he's still incarcerated months after completing his prison sentence in an effort to stand by his family. After completing his sentence he could've left the country and gone to Italy but he chose to stay in prison, hirer additional counsel and make several more appeals to try to stay in the United States because he knows how much his family needs him. He and my mother are willing to spend funds and additional time in an immigration prison for the chance he gets to hold his children again. He knows nothing of Italian culture, laws, societal norms, he has no immediate family and will not be able to secure work in this foreign land. My father is not a danger to society, he is a warm loving man and I beg you sign our petition to give my father a second chance at being part of our lives and giving back to the community we live in once a again. My father is there for us in every possible way a father could be. He has always been our handyman, our confidont, our cheerleader, our challenger and most importantly our protector. This would rob us of my father screaming from the stands at our graduations, meeting our future husbands for the first time, of walking us down the aisle, of being there when his grandchildren come into the world. Please use your voice, your power and your signature to help keep my family together. We request that our President, Donald J Trump review our petition and pardon my father to relieve him of this life sentence the courts are bestowing on him, yes in Italy he will no longer be incarcerated but will he ever be free if kept from his family and be able to be a productive member of society? Love, Gia,Gabriella, Milania, Audriana and my mom Teresa.
Petition to Donald J. Trump
Help bring my hardworking, tax paying Dad home to the US where he belongs with his family.
My dad, Shahid Qureshi, entered the US via a work Visa years before I was a thought. In 1974 our government issued him a social security number. He has always been a hard working, tax paying God fearing man. My parents married (my mom a local to Georgia) a few years later and eventually had 3 three children together. We lost my older brother 10 years ago, he passed away at 24 after an accident left him quadriplegic at 21. And now I feel like I’ve lost my dad too. In the late 1980s a government official made untrue statements about my father at an immigration hearing. These statements led to an order of deportation against him. My dad's attorney filed via the Freedom of Information Act 3 times to obtain his full file to prove that the testimony had been untruthful against him. Each time his lawyer received these documents, the papers he needed were missing. The office that held these documents closed and they moved the files to another building and for a 4th time my dad's lawyer filed under the Freedom of Information Act to obtain the documents to prove the government official was not being truthful. This fourth attempt was successful. But we learned that the statue of limitation was up to prosecute the man for perjury. My father went before the Board of Immigration with this evidence and had the testimony stricken from his record. Next my dad filed via the LIFE Act to get his pathway to citizenship back on track, and when he finally got a response he was denied based off at one point and times there was something unfavorable said at his immigration hearing. My father was a boilermaker by trade and had clearances to work in nuclear facilities. Above that, my father is a wonderful man, a prime example of what a true American is. He has hundreds of letters of character to show his character. There had been an order of deportation issued based off this mans false testimony. My father has always complied with immigration and never missed a check in. He has always maintained a valid work permit and drivers license. He was a contributing member of society. On May 4th, 2018 when my dad went to Atlanta, Ga for his routine check in, he was detained and deported within 12 days. He didn’t even see a judge, even though his assigned ICE agent had seen all the documents pertained to my dad's legal status and the false testimony. My dad (who is NOT a felon) was deported with a 10 year bar from returning to US soil. My dad is a 69-year-old heart patient with stints. He is now in Pakistan where he loses electricity for multiple hours everyday. My children who are 8 and 10 are devastated. Sometimes my son refuses to eat because he misses his Poppa. This was a senseless deportation, my dad should have been a citizen a long time ago. My heart is broken and a fear I will never see my dad again. 44 years he paid US taxes and now our government has turned off his benefits. Deported him and robbed him of his hard earned money. It’s so unfair. Please help bring my father back to where he belongs. I’ve cried everyday for 6 months. We have to have a check and balance system to these mass deportations. Ken Amaro from First Coast News demanded the director in Atlanta of ICE to investigate my father's situation, and instead they quickly deported him. Please help my family. I am a US citizen and was raised to be a proud American. My father Shahid Qureshi deserves an investigation into his situation at the very least. Please help bring my dad home! https://www.gofundme.com/bring-shahid-qureshi-home
Petition to Department of Homeland Security, Charles D. Baker
End Southeast Asian Deportations: Keep Saray Im Home!
Sign-on to the petition to demand the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) allow Saray Im to stay in the United States with his family. Saray fled the Cambodian genocide with his parents and siblings as a child, found safety in the United States as a refugee in the 1980s, and has been living in Massachusetts with his U.S. citizen wife and children for nearly the past two decades. Saray has a stable job, coaches his kids’ flag football teams on the weekends, and is “the rock” that holds his family together. But the Trump administration is targeting people like Saray to deport. The Trump administration has driven a sharp rise in Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids and deportations in the Southeast Asian community. In the Cambodian community, 1,900 people with final orders of removal are vulnerable for deportation. Last year, 150 Cambodian Americans were deported. This month, ICE is conducting raids in the Cambodian community and planning to arrest 100 more Cambodian community members, including Saray Im. Cambodian and Vietnamese communities have been hit hard, but we have organized to fight back. We have organized against the largest deportation flight (to date) scheduled to Cambodia and we have protested against the Trump administration’s pressure on Vietnam to renegotiate a repatriation agreement that has protected thousands of refugees from being torn apart from their families. Saray is a devoted father of five, husband, and community leader, who like many other Cambodian Americans, is facing deportation to a country he fled from due to war and genocide. Saray fled Cambodia with his family to escape the Khmer Rouge genocide where his mom died shortly after he was born. He spent a few years in a refugee camp in Thailand before his family and him resettled in Stockton, California when he was 9 years old. In 1996, Im and his family moved to Lynn, Massachusetts. When Saray was 21 years old, he was involved in a crime involving a firearm exchange. The crime did not result in any injuries. He was arrested and incarcerated for three years and then held for two years in ICE detention. Saray made a serious mistake and he has worked hard to transform his life. When he was in prison, Saray studied diligently to obtain his GED and tutored others. After he was released, Saray held a steady job for the past 17 years and has worked his way up as an inventory analyst and now coordinator in a manufacturing company, where he is not only well-respected but also well-loved. For Saray, the love and commitment for his family is the biggest priority. Through working 50 to 55 hours per week, he has been able to support his wife’s passion to continue her education as a nurse in pursuit of her Bachelors in Science and Nursing, as well as support and show-up for his children in their extracurricular activities. For the past six years, Saray has been actively involved in the community as a coach for the North Shore Flag Football League, where many of the youth on his team have gone on to play nationally, and he has been a respected coach and community member amongst the team and parents. He teaches young people team building, camaraderie, respect, and how to win and lose graciously through this sport. Saray also comes from a close-knit family, in part as a result of having to rely only on each other during their escape and resettlement in the United States as refugees. Saray’s U.S. citizen siblings and their families have lived within blocks of his family for years and they regularly gather for meals and karaoke. Saray’s conviction should not define him for the rest of his life. Two decades ago, Saray made a mistake as a 21-year old and served his time. He has changed. Deporting Saray to a country he originally fled due to genocide is an inhumane and unjust form of punishment. Saray has dedicated his life to supporting his family and community. Deporting him will have a rippling impact on the youth he mentors, his co-workers, his siblings, his wife, and his five children. Our communities become weaker with each of these deportations. So we urge our community members, community groups and organizations, and allies and supporters, to sign-onto this petition to: Demand that DHS and ICE allow Saray to stay in the United States with his family and community. Support Saray’s request to the Massachusetts Parole Board and Governor Baker to grant a pardon for his crime, which would also allow Saray to remain with his family. In Love & Power,Asian American Resource Workshop - Boston, MA
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 Andrew Cuomo
Free SUNY Student Omar Helalat from ICE
Omar Helalat, a Dean's List student of the University at Albany, SUNY, has had his DACA protections revoked and been wrongfully detained by immigration and Customs Enforcement after a faulty court case was brought against him in 2018. He now faces deportation to Jordan, a country he hasn't called home since he was five years old. Governor Andrew Cuomo can pardon Omar, as he has with other immigrants who have, in the governor's own words: "Proved their rehabilitation, but have been unable to gain legal status or fully reenter society due to the stigma of conviction." I went to school with Omar in Rockland County, New York. We grew up just a few blocks from one another, and rode the bus to school together every morning. From the time he joined me in the classroom at age six, I always knew Omar as a warm, friendly, and contributive member to his community. He is a beloved son, brother to three sisters, and friend to countless people. After having difficulties as a student, Omar went to Albany, where he rose to join the ranks of the school's highest academic performers. As his classmate, his neighbor, and a student who knows what it's like to work through difficult personal trials, I am trying to bring my friend home. TO THE HONORABLE GOV. CUOMO: Please help this exceptional young man rejoin the community he has fought so hard to become a part of. We need YOU to pardon Omar so he can go back to being the proud, productive New Yorker he's always been. Please submit a motion of clemency for Omar Helalat and throw out CASE #: 6:18-cv-06448 immediately.
Petition to Immigration and Customs Enforcement, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services
Grant Jeanette Vizguerra a Stay of Removal to continue waiting for her visa in the U.S.
Jeanette Vizguerra is a Colorado community activist and leader who is facing deportation and removal back to Mexico. Jeanette has led the fight against her own deportation now since 2009. She previously sought refuge at a Denver church rather than expose her family to the dangers of Trump’s immigration agents. In 2017, Jeanette was recognized as one of Time Magazine’s most influential people for standing up against the oppressive immigration system that sought to separate her from her children. Mother of four children, and grandmother of three, Jeanette has taken her fight as visible and vocal as her resistance for herself and others. She is the pillar of the family; her children and grandchildren are the motivation in her life. She provides security and confidence in their young lives and wants to continue to protect them. Jeanette has given a large part of her time to advocate for her community. She has worked for SEIU as a labor organizer and volunteered with her children’s schools, the Aurora Neighborhood Watch Program, Rights for All People, the American Friends Service Committee, Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition, National Domestic Worker’s Association, We Belong together, as well as founded several organizations like Dreamer’s Mothers in Action-Colorado, Abolish ICE Denver, Denver County Sanctuary Coalition, and more. Jeanette has worked tirelessly to build her community in Colorado and has inspired many with her courage, passion and compassion. Jeanette exemplifies the brutality of our immigration system that is unjustly separating families and denying many the ability to live with dignity. Although Jeanette has received support from many of Colorado’s political leaders like Representative Michael Bennet, Congresswoman Diana DeGette, Senator Jessie Ulibarri, Councilman Paul Lopez, Mayor Michael Hancock, and many more, Immigration continues to target her for speaking out against them. Currently Jeanette is seeking deportation relief through a special visa for being the victim of certain violent crimes. Although she meets the merits to receive the visa, she is currently on the waitlist amongst 140,000 petitions; all while only 10,000 visas are awarded each year. Jeanette continues to seek her community’s support to show the oppressive Immigration system that we are all people and deserve respect and dignity. Please consider signing this petition for Immigration and Customs Enforcement and United States Citizenship and Immigration Services to grant her Stay of Removal and approve her visa petition.
Petition to People of the United States
Stop harassing US citizens/legal immigrants "DO YOU HAVE A GREEN CARD?"
or threatening with "DEPORTATION" because of their color or accent. Click the video and red links for related documents and the exact questions asked by Hallmark's lawyer and recorded by Court reporter. Race and immigration have always been major issues in this country. As a lucky legal immigrant from Taiwan in 1982 and later becoming a US citizen in 1989, I have a decent business, and live happily in an ocean front house with my wife and 86-year-old mom, and my granddaughter is 2 years old now. All the people in my town are so nice and friendly to us, and I told everybody that although I could not choose to be born here, I choose to die here. My company is a publisher and distributor of greeting cards, and my invented sound card are 6 time winners of the Louie Award, the most prestigious award in the industry, and sold in more than 15,000 stores one time. Comparing to Hallmark, I am a gnat, but we have been competing against each other in the market for the past 30 years. In 2017, my company became tangled in a civil case with Hallmark. In a 6-hour video recorded deposition in the presence of two court reporters and three lawyers after I rejected their offer for settlement, I was repeatedly grilled questions such as “DO YOU HAVE A GREEN CARD?” and threatened with "DEPORTATION". As a US citizen for 30 years, I do not mind that some people still call me “Chink” and ask me to “go back to China” without knowing the difference between China and Taiwan; I have also heard that many criminals target immigrants to rob and rape, and their lawyers helped them get away easily by attacking the victims’ immigration status, but I was extremely surprised and upset when it was directed by a company named "Hallmark" with more than 20,000 employees and a law firm named “Fox Rothschild” with 800 lawyers. As one of the luckiest immigrants and US citizens, I have owed so much to this country and its people, and how can I keep silent? Why did Hallmark have to ask my immigration status in a civil dispute with a company/person which they have known for 30 years? Big companies can bully small competitors and copy their ideas, but legally are they allowed to enter their competitors' facility by false pretense and take pictures and video? This nation has already been divided by issues such as immigration and border walls, and we will not have easy answers shortly, but can we at least agree that ALL THE US CITIZENS AND LEGAL IMMIGRANTS SHOULD BE TREATED EQUALLY REGARDLESS OF THEIR COLOR OR ACCENT? Part of the comments from change.org can be download from this link. For more details of the case, please follow our page on Facebook or check Hall vs Chou. LET'S WORK TOGETHER TO MAKE THIS COUNTRY A BETTER PLACE FOR ALL by asking Congress to pass a law that questions about immigration status should be banned in a civil case. p.s. My son is the founder of "transparentcity". He was born here and lives at upper west side next to Hudson River with his lovely wife and daughter. I hope that they will not have to face the same problems as I had with Hallmark.
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."