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Donald Trump

2,215 petitions

Started 11 hours ago

Petition to Law Offices of Michael H. Said

Help me keep my father from getting deported

This past year has been very hard for my family and I. We have gone through many obstacles that have challenged us and have left us vulnerable. About a week ago, my father was informed that he is at high risk for deportation. With new immigration policies and changes under the Trump administration, he may not be able to renew his work visa. In efforts to prove to the Immigration Court that my father is worthy of staying in this country I have created this petition and I am asking for your help.  Here is a little bit of information about my father,  Juan Ochoa arrived to the United States from a very poor life in Mexico at the age of seventeen in hopes of creating a better life for his family and for his future. For eighteen years Juan has been a productive member of society. He has worked and contributed to the community in many ways like every other U.S. citizen. Every year he has paid his taxes and he has no sort of criminal record. After a long day of work, Juan always looks forward to spending time with his family and catching up with them at the dinner table. As a U.S. citizen myself, I can assure you that my father is very proud to be a part of this country. At times I feel as if he is more patriotic than I will ever be. This is his country just as much as ours and for years all he has ever wanted is to officially become the U.S. citizen that he has always been. Without my father my family will suffer. Juan has two children with diagnosed and documented disabilities that require medical help and medication. If he were to get deported, his children will not be able to receive not only the proper medical help but also the proper education. Deporting him to Mexico would only leave more people suffering and in poverty. There is no future for our family in Mexico.  I am asking you to please take a second of your day and to sign this petition if you agree in hopes of keeping my family together and to prove to the court that my father is worthy. We are not just numbers, we are people too. 

Michelle Ramos
844 supporters
Update posted 14 hours ago

Petition to United States Department of the Interior, Ryan Zinke, United States Fish & Wildlife Service, Donald Trump

TELL TRUMP AND DC: REINSTATE THE BAN ON IMPORTING ELEPHANT TROPHIES

Elephants are on the list of threatened species and the global community has rallied to stem the ivory trade.  Now, the U.S. government is giving American trophy hunters the green light to kill them and import the trophies from Zimbabwe and Zambia. I've been to Africa and have seen these majestic and peaceful animals in their homeland ... but there were not many and their numbers are dwindling.  The photo above is of a small herd we came across while on safari in the Eastern Serengeti, along the border of Kenya and  Tanzania.  I've also been to, and support, the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ( www.dswt.org ) in Nairobi which is an amazing organization that rescues, raises and reintegrates orphaned baby elephants who are victims of mostly poaching but some human conflict.  You have to understand - these babies are as close to human development as any other mammal.  They need love and nurturing just like our own babies.  The keepers at DSWT sleep in the stalls with the babies, who need to be fed every 3 to 4 hours for the first 3 years of their lives.  They experience trauma and PTSD just like humans and whether legal or illegal, the killing of these wild animals and their families is experienced just as if we were to witness the murder of our families. LET'S STAND UP AND HELP GIVE VOICE TO THESE BEAUTIFUL, GENTLE GIANTS AND SPEAK FOR THEM.  HELP ME SEND THE MESSAGE TO THE GOVERNMENT TO LEAVE THESE ANIMALS BE AND BAN THE IMPORT!!!

BettyAnn K
2,269 supporters