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immigrants

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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
6,136 supporters
Started 3 months ago

Petition to U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, Democratic National Committee, Republican National Committee, Zoe Lofgren, Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, Bill Foster, Nancy Pelosi, Donald J. Trump, Richard J. Durbin, Lindsey Graham, Amy Klobuchar, Tina Smith, Steny H. Hoyer

Improve The Dream Act: Protect the Children of Long-term Visa Holders who Age-out

All future Dream Acts and legislation addressing DACA should remove the *requirement* that applicants be undocumented. Current legislation to help over two million dreamers leaves out thousands of deserving children who were brought to the United States under legal nonimmigrant visas (often as a child dependent of investor or high-skilled E, H, or L visas), have known no other home, and could be subject to deportation upon turning 21 or losing their temporary visa statuses.  When President Obama enacted DACA in 2012, the rationale was that children under this program were brought by their parents at a young age, and the only home that they knew was the United States. Based on this premise, ALL children who met the date and age requirements set forth would have received protection or a path to citizenship via the Dream Act. Unfortunately, this premise does not hold true with the way the legislation is being written. Both DACA and the current version of the Dream and Promise Act of 2019 *require* children to be undocumented, thereby excluding the children of legal visa holders, who are often in the same exact situation. These "legal" dreamers exist due to flaws in the legal immigration system which can prevent a path to citizenship for children who grew up in the United States and be forced to leave the only country they know. During the 115th Congress, four Republican DACA bills (H.R. 1468, HR 6137, S. 2199, and S. 1937) included some of these "legal dreamers," indicating that there is bipartisan support. The belief is simple: It should not matter what the "status" of a child was when they were brought here. They were children. All of us are dreamers with similar life experiences. If a child meets the age and year criteria set forth, they should receive the path to dream. It certainly should not be a *requirement* to be undocumented to apply for a potential Dream Act pathway to citizenship. Both the current DACA population and the "legal" Dreamers are equals and simply young aspiring Americans.  Let's protect ALL children who grew up in the United States by making a small easy change to the Dream Act. These aspiring Americans will only make America stronger!  Visit www.ImproveTheDream.com for more information. Please sign this petition to show your support and to tell Congress to Improve The Dream Act!

Improve The Dream
4,510 supporters