Topic

Immigration

489 petitions

Started 13 hours ago

Petition to U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, Donald J. Trump, Mitch McConnell, Sean Hannity

U.S. Border Security: What We Think

Dear Elected Officials:  We, The American People, present the following with the hope that you will take this matter seriously, as we very often feel we are left with no voice.  We are all Americans right now. We do not want to play party politics. We are done arguing along party lines. With that said, we will make this simple.  We agree with President Trump’s January 19, 2019 plan for southern border security and demand that Congress give him the requested resources. We demand that all party politics halt effective immediately, as they are holding our country hostage; Only making a situation, that has been brewing for over a decade, much worse.  We demand Pelosi and Schumer stop playing politics and playing games with the American People. They are acting without Good Faith for American People. We are appalled at Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, and their supporters’ blatant attempts and on-going campaign to stop President Trump with anything he brings forth in his presidency.  He is the President. He deserves a working partnership between all three branches of government.  Using privilege and power to stop him from doing what WE elected him to do is acting without Good Faith. That is not how our government should work.  We demand Pelosi, Schumer, and their supporters stop using the media to lie to Americans, in effort to promote their own agenda.  We implore all Congressmen to vote for President Trump’s border security bill, because it’s the right thing to do. Full Stop.  Below outlines Chuck Schumer’s own plan for border security. How can he oppose President Trump so strongly, yet agree with him? Answer: Party Politics. It needs to stop.  “Illegal immigration is wrong, plain and simple” Chuck Schumer said during a 2009 speech. Schumer lists seven principles for immigration reform  - Illegal immigration is wrong, and future illegal immigration must be curtailed. *******-Control of borders is needed through increased infrastructure (fences, borders), and security personal at the border******* -We need an employment verification system to guarantee that all workers hired are in the country legally. This must be strictly enforced with penalties for those who don’t comply.-For those currently in the country illegally, he proposed requiring them to register with the government and submit to a rigorous process of becoming a legal citizen, or face deportation.-Reducing illegal immigration will make more room for legal family immigration.-We must encourage the world’s “best and brightest individuals to come to the United States and create the new technologies and businesses that will employ countless American workers. But we must discourage businesses from using our immigration laws as a means to obtain temporary and less expensive foreign labor to replace capable American workers.”In summary: “We must create a system that converts the current flow of primarily low skill illegal immigrants into the United States into a more manageable and controlled flow of legal immigrants who can be absorbed by our economy”   Please Congressmen of The United States: Stop playing games with The American People. You should be listening to US not to the the leaders of your parties, who care only about lobbyists and posturing. It is time that you decide why you are in office: for us, The American People, or to advance your own position and power.  It is clear that you all agree that border security is indeed needed. Come together and make it happen.  Stop holding us hostage in political power plays.  Vote President Trump’s border security plan through and start working together!  Thank you, The American People 

Charlotte Louis
25 supporters
Update posted 3 days ago

Petition to Department of Homeland Security

Demand DHS bring back FBI background checks for staff working with immigrant kids

Not only are these kids being separated from their families, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) just waived FBI background checks for caregivers working at the Tornillo detention center. Right now, there are over 2,000 teens being held in Tornillo - apart from their families. With no guardian, these kids are left in the hands of DHS staff who could possibly have a colored past, that could even involve child endangerment or abuse. If it’s not ok for American children in public schools, it’s not ok for kids being held against their will by DHS. Tell DHS to reinstate background checks for all staff at Tornillo. The 2,100 staff at Tornillo haven’t had to undergo FBI background checks or fingerprinting, something anyone working at a daycare would have to do. Instead, DHS is outsourcing background screening to private contractors who have limited access to criminal records. Tell DHS to reinstate FBI background checks for Tornillo staff. Tornillo started holding children in June. As a ‘temporary facility’, it started holding 360 kids separated from their families. Now it looks like this facility will become permanent. Over 1,300 teens were sent to Tornillo since the end of October alone. Now it holds 2,324 13-17 year olds in tents. For comparison, more people are detained in Tornillo than in all but one of America’s 204 federal prisons. In terms of economic price, Tornillo will cost taxpayers $430 million this year. It’s bad enough that DHS has torn these kids from their families, the least they can do is ensure that kids in detention centers like Tornillo are not put into contact with criminals. If DHS gets away with waiving FBI background checks for staff dealing with minors, countless kids could be put at risk. Tell DHS to bring back FBI background checks for all staff at Tornillo.

Janine Tangney
2,906 supporters
Started 4 days ago

Petition to U.S. House of Representatives

Please do not deport my husband with a brain aneurysm

Please everybody I need your help. My name is Maria Maceda, and my husband Lorenzo Maceda suffered a brain aneurysm on June 6th, 2014. With many prayers and by the grace of God the doctors were able to save his life. However, since then he has been going to get checked every six months in order for the doctors to keep track of how he is doing. He lost part of his sight, and he gets confused all the time, therefore we have to repeat everything that we say to him because his brain does not hold the information. The doctors say it is likely for him to have another aneurysm in the future. On January 10, this year , he had an appointment with the immigration office and was ordered to be deported. They have told him that he has to leave the country in six months. Families that know what a brain aneurysm is will understand how scary it is for me and my family to let him go like that. He can’t support himself, I’ve been working all these years since his aneurysm occurred as the sole income provider in order to support my family. Reasons for which he should be allowed to stay in this country: 1.)His brain aneurysm 2.)He has a clean record, has never been involved in any trouble with the law 3.)He worked for over 20 years as a chef at an American Restaurant all hours of the day in order to provide for his family 4.)He has tried so hard all these years to get legalized and has not been able to 5.) He has no one back in his country to take care of him the way his family does, and will not have any access to the doctors or the medical procedures that he needs in order to remain healthy. And last but not least , he has 4 kids and a wife of 25 years who all love him very much, and just the sadness and stress of being alone and far away from us can cause him to have another brain aneurysm. Please help our family with this situation, and help us spread awareness and support people who have suffered brain aneurysms. Thank you all!        

Lorenzo Maceda
61 supporters
Started 4 days ago

Petition to President Trump and, Donald J. Trump, Nancy Pelosi, Orrin G. Hatch, Mike Lee

Make undocumented immigrants pay for the wall and re-open the federal government now!

WHEREAS, current U.S. Republican President Trump believes firmly that funds for the construction of a physical barrier along the US southern border in order to maintain sovereignty, secure our border, make it more difficult for criminals, drug cartels, and terrorists to cross in to the US. must be a component of the federal budget; making the construction of such “wall” a central and main point of his candidacy campaign (stating that Mexico would pay for it) WHEREAS, Mexico’s former president, Enrique Peña Nieto, has made it clear that Mexico will not pay for the wall. WHEREAS, it is estimated that there are currently up to 15 million undocumented immigrants currently living in the USA. WHEREAS, the job of removing every undocumented immigrant would prove to be an almost impossible task with the millions and millions of undocumented immigrants living in the US are mostly employed, have call the United States their home for over a decade, many own homes, cars, and many small businesses; with many of them having US Citizen children, spouses, and other dependents; with many of them having high paying jobs with companies that would experience serious hardship to replace them. WHEREAS, many of these immigrants are sure to face serious harm and even death if deported. WHEREAS, President Trump’s research teams have turned in an estimate that such barrier would cost 5.7 billion dollars. WHEREAS, the US House of Representatives, currently controlled by the Democrats, passed a budget that does not include funding for the barrier; and the US Senate, currently controlled by the Republicans, will not vote on passing such budget. WHEREAS, U S Rep. Nancy Pelosi, US Speaker of the House of Representatives, has stated that congress will not pass a budget containing such funds for the wall. WHEREAS, a large portion of the United States federal government (over 800,000 federal workers) has been shut down due to an impasse of a federal budget agreement between the current US President, Donald Trump and congress. WHEREAS, the 800,000 federal workers sitting at home or required to work without pay, government offices, federal contractors, and the millions of people who depend on the federal government for critical and vital necessities, are taking to the streets expressing discontent about the government shut down. WHEREAS, the US currently enjoys of almost full employment and expects to continue to grow guaranteeing a need for additional labor soon. THEREFORE, We The People, in an effort to reopen our Federal government, secure our borders, request that congress and President Trump make undocumented people pay for the barrier in exchange for legal status. Undocumented individuals would pay a fine for entering the country without authorization of $1,000 on top of all the fees currently charged by the USCIS for adjustment of status and a petition of work permit authorization. Head of household and all single undocumented immigrants to be required to pass an international background check, achieve at least 60% English proficiency level (or demonstrate inability in combination to lack of necessity to such requirement), and prove that will be able to be financially self-sufficient by finding employment or face deportation within 90 days of being granted temporary residency. Individuals maintaining status without using welfare, remaining employed, paying taxes, and with a clean criminal background may apply for permanent residency after 3 years of original application. Funds levied by USCIS from undocumented immigrants to be used to build the border physical barrier. Excess funds to be used to provide technological support to the national security agency for border protection. Since there will not be a need to remain undocumented, anyone without documents will be considered non compliant, captured, processed, and deported immediately. With an effective barrier, no more undocumented individuals, and strict enforcement of the existing US immigration laws there will be a strong message to the rest of the world: No more unauthorized immigration will be allowed PERIOD. A petition with the text of this request has been created at change.org and will gather signatures to reopen the government ASAP and start building the wall immediately.

Juan Ruiz
8 supporters