Topic

immigrant rights

383 petitions

Update posted 3 days ago

Petition to USCIS , Jared Polis

Pardon and Bring Home a Husband & Grandfather after UNFAIR Deportation!!

On September 12, 2018, my Stepdad, Henry Javier Cruz-Moreno was detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. It was one of the worst days of our lives.  No family should be ripped apart solely because of a person's place of birth, but our family is very small and Henry or "Dappy" as my daughters (pictured with my Mom and Henry) call their grandpa, has become the staple in our little family and in our community for that matter. My Mom, Priscilla Cruz-Moreno and Henry have been married for almost 20 years. In 2000, still considered "Newlyweds," my parents had an argument in which the police had been called and charges were filed by the DA. Because my stepdad took an ill-advised plea by the courts and our attorney at the time, our lives would be forever unknowingly and unfairly haunted because of the fact that Henry is a native of Honduras.  Since that night, 19 years ago my parents have grown a loving marriage that most people dream of.  They began counseling and started going to church, Henry building a food pantry for the needy in their front yard. They have built a successful (tax paying) carpet cleaning business, which has 5 star ratings across the internet, it was solely run by Henry. We've had to close down the business since Henry has been detained by ICE.  At the age of 19, I became a single mother to my daughter, Cilla.  I was in college and working, so I was living with my parents. They helped me raise my daughter (now 16); Cilla growing an especially strong bond with her grandpa (calling him Dappy). I later became involved with a man, who would become the father of my second daughter 7 years later.  It was ultimately a long-term, abusive relationship.  We left on Christmas day 2009, after he destroyed our house that day and hit me several times in front of my daughters - leaving me with a concussion, bruises and partially blind in my left eye.  My girls and I would not have got out safely if it hadn't been for Henry and my mom. 10 years later I have earned my Graduate Degree, and bought a house 10 minutes away from them, which I would not have been able to do without the love and support from Henry and my Mom helping me with my girls. My oldest daughter has been diagnosed with PTSD.  In 2017 she attempted suicide, in which she spent a week in Intensive Care. When she began to come into a coherent state, she found comfort in being near her Dappy. Her therapist has written letters to the courts, detailing the harm that would be done to her mental state if he is to be deported, but all pleas have been ignored. My mom is not in well health, suffering from Congestive Heart Failure and possible uterine cancer. Henry was taking care of her before he was detained by ICE.  I have also recently been diagnosed with Auto-Immune deficiency and two pituitary tumors, causing severe migraines. Without Henry being here we have struggled, physically, emotionally and financially since he has been gone.  I am putting the house I've worked so hard for up for sale because we can no longer afford all of our medical, legal and living expenses. I grew up as the only child of a single mother who worked 3 jobs to take care of me. When she met Henry I saw her become happier than she'd ever been before. Their love and happiness has only grown stronger over the last 20 years; not many people can say that about their marriages. My parents should not lose the love of their lives because of a mistake and bad attorney's advice from 19 years ago.  We need Henry home, our lives have been shattered since he was taken from us.  My 9 year old said to me "Mama, if I had known the Sunday before Dappy was taken by ICE was going to be our last hug, I would have hugged him harder. Why won't my eyes stop crying mama?" Please sign our petition in support of a pardon from Governor Jared Polis and to STOP the deportation of our beloved Dappy. We have had many kind people ask to help with legal and medical bills. We have created a  GoFundMe account to help with our many bills.  We appreciate any help, but your signature on our petition is also more appreciated than you know. 

Farah Broomandi
6,266 supporters
Update posted 4 days ago

Petition to President of the United States, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services

Save Isabel

Save Isabel Told that she would die by the age of 7 due to a rare medical condition, Isabel moved to the U.S. to access life-saving medication and care not available in her home country. Now she is being deported, with just 33 days notice, despite 16 years of living in the U.S. a legal resident. Help keep Isabel in the U.S. so she can continue to access life-saving medical care. Tweet the President About Isabel Isabel is an inspiration to everyone who meets her. She is smart, lively, lovely and full of plans. Despite being told that she would die by the age of 7, Isabel has defied the odds through life-saving medication and care. She recently graduated from college with honors and is an active member of her community. In 2016, Isabel was featured on the popular TV series, My Last Days. To see her episode and learn more about her story, check out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87q8HvGmTes. Isabel is severely disabled - wheelchair bound with a tracheotomy. She suffers from a rare, life-threatening disorder called Maroteaux-Lamy Syndrome, also known as Mucopolysaccharidosis Type VI (MPS-6). She receives weekly day-long treatments at UCSF Children’s Hospital in Oakland, which is paid for through her private medical insurance. About Her Situation In 2003, Isabel and her family moved to the United States to participate in a clinical trial to treat her rare condition. Upon FDA approval of the treatment, the family stayed in the U.S., legally, in accordance with a medical deferred action status, so that Isabel could continue receiving treatment and additional medical care crucial to her health. The treatment is not available in Guatemala. Isabel and her family have lived in the U.S. legally for 16 years. Isabel’s mother is her primary caregiver, while her father works and provides for the family. They own a home, pay taxes, are active in their community, and have complied with all legal requirements of their visa. On August 13, USCIS denied extension of their Deferred Action Status, ordering Isabel and her family to return to Guatemala. If the family does not leave within 33 days, deportation proceedings will be initiated. Immigration attorneys are reporting similar denials across the U.S., except to U.S. military families. Lack of notice prevents the family from making any accommodation for Isabel’s care. According to Martin Lawler, Isabel’s San Francisco immigration attorney, “Isabel and her family have followed all the immigration rules. She is not a burden to the government and has private medical insurance. It is outrageous to deport a young person with a serious illness that can only be treated in the U.S. Where has our compassion gone? USCIS should extend Isabel and her family’s deferred action status.”

Karla Bueso
185,082 supporters
Started 5 days ago

Petition to United States Citizenship and Immigration Services; Texas Service Center, Donald J. Trump

Help Reunify Me With My Spouse

I am writing this in hopes to get the public to assist me in petitioning the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services' Texas Service Center to process and approve my pending application for my spouse to have a visa granted to come to the US.    My name is Eilish Villa Malone and I met my spouse online in December of 2017. We quickly realized our fondness of each other and continued to talk to each other for several months. In August of 2018, I went to Cuba, we met, and we got married. Our love is pure and simple. We want to be together, to raise a family together, and to live out the rest of our lives together.  We submitted a petition to grant Alian a visa in October of 2018 with USCIS Texas Service Center. At that time, posted processing times for this type of visa at Texas Service Center was 4-6 months. 4 months passed. 6 months passed. 10 months passed, and nothing.  On July 25, 2019, I finally received notice from my online USCIS account that a Request for Evidence was going to be sent to me. I waited for weeks and it never came. After calling USCIS several times, I finally got in touch with a kind-enough USCIS agent who emailed me the RFE. It was a request for a form that I forgot to fill out; I-130A. The form is short; it is about 6 pages long. It took me all of 20 minutes to fill it out and send it back to Texas.  During this time, we have seen in online groups that people that turned in their petitions of February, March, April of 2019 are getting approved now. Folks that receive RFE's get their cases approved sometimes two days after USCIS receives the RFE response. Why is our case taking so long??? USCIS states that it processes cases in the order that it receives them, but this cannot be true. All the while, we continue to be separated. Our 1 year anniversary passed and we could not be together. Please help to build awareness so that maybe someone at USCIS will see this petition and will approve us and hurry the process along... I would love to be able to present this petition to uscis if I have a significant amount of signatures!!! Each signature and share is greatly appreciated!!! Help me bring my bae to the US!  Escribo esto con la esperanza de que el público me ayude a solicitar al Centro de Servicios de Servicios de Ciudadanía e Inmigración de los Estados Unidos que procese y apruebe mi solicitud pendiente para que mi cónyuge tenga una visa otorgada para venir a los Estados Unidos.   ***ESPANOL ABAJO***  Mi nombre es Eilish Villa Malone y conocí a mi cónyuge en línea en diciembre de 2017. Rápidamente nos dimos cuenta de nuestro cariño mutuo y continuamos hablando durante varios meses. En agosto de 2018, fui a Cuba, nos conocimos y nos casamos. Nuestro amor es puro y simple. Queremos estar juntos, formar una familia y vivir el resto de nuestras vidas juntos.Presentamos una solicitud para otorgarle una visa a Alian en octubre de 2018 con el Centro de Servicio de Texas de USCIS. En ese momento, los tiempos de procesamiento publicados para este tipo de visa en el Centro de Servicios de Texas eran de 4 a 6 meses. Pasaron 4 meses. Pasaron 6 meses. Pasaron 10 meses y nada.El 25 de julio de 2019, finalmente recibí un aviso de mi cuenta de USCIS en línea de que me iban a enviar una Solicitud de Evidencia. Esperé durante semanas y nunca llegó. Después de llamar al USCIS varias veces, finalmente me puse en contacto con un agente del USCIS lo suficientemente amable que me envió un correo electrónico con el RFE. Fue una solicitud de un formulario que olvidé completar; I-130A. La forma es corta; Tiene aproximadamente 6 páginas. Me tomó 20 minutos completarlo y enviarlo de regreso a Texas.Durante este tiempo, hemos visto en grupos en línea que las personas que entregaron sus peticiones de febrero, marzo y abril de 2019 están siendo aprobadas ahora. Las personas que reciben RFE obtienen sus casos aprobados a veces dos días después de que USCIS recibe la respuesta de RFE.¿Por qué tarda tanto nuestro caso? USCIS declara que procesa los casos en el orden en que los recibe, pero esto no puede ser cierto. Todo el tiempo, seguimos separados. Nuestro primer aniversario pasó y no pudimos estar juntos.Por favor, ayude a crear conciencia para que tal vez alguien en USCIS vea esta petición y nos apruebe y apresure el proceso ...¡Me encantaría poder presentar esta petición a uscis si tengo una cantidad significativa de firmas! ¡Cada firma y participación es muy apreciada! ¡Ayúdame a traer mi bebé a los Estados Unidos!    

Eilish Villa Malone
107 supporters
Started 2 weeks ago

Petition to Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Office of Refugee Resettlement, Federal Bureau of Prisons, GEO Group, CoreCivic

Provide Feminine Protection to Detained and Incarcerated Women

Lack of sanitary products in prisons results in humiliation. The shame women experience during their period is heightened among women incarcerated, who are vulnerable to inhumane treatment, and humiliation by correctional officers. Although federal prisons passed legislation in 2017 to provide free menstrual products, reports indicate that many prisons were failing to provide adequate supplies. A 2017 Bureau of Prisons report cited many prisoners continue to experience irregular allocation of products, restrictions on availability of product type or size, or having to pay for products. Furthermore, the federal legislation only reaches a small portion of women prisoners as 95% of incarcerated women are housed in local jails or state prisons. Therefore, the number of sanitary hygiene products provided to incarcerated women each month varies by state. Migrant girls being held in detention centers near the U.S.-Mexico border are “visibly” bleeding through their underwear and pants while menstruating due to a lack of access to sanitary products. Among the testimonials, migrant teenage girls discussed a lack of access to menstrual products including pads and tampons. The girls reported that they were only give one sanitary pad a day while on their periods, and they were often left to sit in soiled underwear and pants. 

Cindy Nelson
1,681 supporters