Petition to All Californians
Recall Gavin Newsom....Notice of Intent
We the people of California, both Democrats and Republicans, are sick and tired of not having a voice in the condition of our state. With California being a sanctuary state we are getting an influx of illegal immigrants and gang members including but not limited to MS-13, drug dealers and smugglers, sex traffickers and criminals. Just yesterday our governor decided to put a moratorium on the death penalty, releasing 700-plus callous murderers from the sentence they were justly given at the cost of the tax payers! We are not going to stand to see our beautiful state run down anymore, nor force us to move away. This is OUR STATE and WE THE PEOPLE want a voice! We did it to Gray Davis....let's rid ourselselves of Gavin Newsom while we still have a state that can be saved!
Petition to Governor Gavin Newsom
Ending Threat of Deportation: Urge Governor Newsom to Pardon Saman Pho!
Tell Governor Newsom to pardon Cambodian genocide survivor, Saman Pho, so that Saman can remain with his wife and four young children in Oakland, California. The Governor’s pardon could prevent Saman’s order of deportation. Saman is a beloved father and Cambodian refugee facing deportation due to a conviction from over two decades ago. Before arriving to the U.S. at the age of six, Saman spent three years with his family in concentration camps under the Khmer Rouge. Saman and his family experienced many atrocities, including the loss of his brother who starved to death. Following their captivity, they stayed at several refugee camps before coming to the United States in 1982. Saman’s family settled in an impoverished neighborhood in Oakland during a time when many cities experienced tough-on-crime laws. Saman’s parents worked multiple jobs, and spent long hours away from home. Saman did his best to focus on school despite an unstable environment and leaned on friends in the neighborhood for support. In 1995, while at a party with the “wrong” crowd, a group of young men attacked Saman and his friend. While under the influence of alcohol, he fired a weapon towards his attackers. Saman was arrested and immediately accepted responsibility for his actions and charged with attempted murder. With full remorse, he accepted a 12 year prison sentence. Though no lives were lost, Saman was ashamed of his actions, and worked to change his life. While in prison, Saman completed his GED, received a painting certificate, attended other educational trainings, and was a member of the Men’s Advisory Committee. After serving 11 years in prison Saman was immediately arrested by immigration officers on prison grounds and spent 4 months in ICE detention fighting deportation. Inexperienced, vulnerable, and without legal representation, Saman signed an immigration document attesting to his removal from the United States. He was released under conditional status. Upon his release, Saman worked multiple jobs, eventually receiving honors through the Cypress Mandela apprenticeship program, which gives job opportunities to disadvantaged men. In 2014, he was offered a position with McGuire and Hester Construction where he continues to work as a respected employee. Shortly after, the Northern California Cement Masons Apprenticeship Program accepted Saman, and he became a member of the OPCMIA International Organization of Local 300. Today, Saman has built a life with his wife, Maribel, and four children, Zuheili (14), Tonalli (9), Emanuel (8), and Apsara (1). Saman is not fluent in Khmer, and has no ties to family in Cambodia. If Saman were removed from this country, Saman and his family would face immense emotional pain, financial instability, and other severe consequences from being forcibly separated. Join Saman’s family and advocates to urge Governor Gavin Newsom to pardon Saman so that he can find relief from deportation and remain with his family and community.
Petition to all people of good will
Stop Deportation - Give Ermin and His Family Path to Legal Status
THIS IS NOT A FUNDRAISER - DO NOT CONTRIBUTE MONEY We need you to sign this petition and share it with as many people as possible - DO NOT contribute any money, please. Ermin Bektasevic, our friend, neighbor, colleague and humanitarian was detained by immigration and his deportation is imminent. We, undersigned here would like to petition to his immigration officer and immigration judge in his case to give him another chance and allow him to stay in the US and join his family. All of us who know him, one way or the other, can attest to his good nature, stellar character and outmost regard for others. Ermin and his family have contributed a great deal to our community at large and are one of the most active volunteers and donors to various charitable causes. Law-abiding citizens, Ermin, his wife Alma and their two daughters ages 19 and 16, deserve a chance at American Dream as they are the epiphany of one. Escaping the war in Bosnia, they found their second home here in New York as loyal and model citizens. Their moral character and integrity are values that we look for in every American. If given the opportunity, Ermin can continue being an exceptional citizen, and a great member of our society and this great country. He has always inspired those around him. His positive energy, a smile on his face and willingness to lend a hand to others have made him one of the most beloved members of the greater Bosnian and Balkan community. His generosity knows no bounds... He was always first when a community choir needed funding and uniforms, he participated financially and volunteered physical labor when several community centers were being built. Ermin was the one who started many of the humanitarian relief programs, whether it be for sick children and orphans, student scholarship funds for the underprivileged, or hungry kids in Africa. Everyone that knows him, knows him as a great humanist who brings out the best in people around him. We are appealing for his release and the opportunity to legally settle his immigration status in the US. HELP US KEEP ERMIN AND HIS FAMILY IN THE UNITED STATES.
Petition to Department of Homeland Security
Stop tearing families apart
The Trump Administration recently began implementing a new “zero tolerance” prosecution policy that has separated hundreds of immigrant children, including infants and toddlers, from their parents upon arriving at the border. These families are often fleeing horrific violence, and parents are doing everything they can to protect their children by coming to the United States. Taking these children from their parents is inhumane, unnecessary, and unacceptable. Sign our petition and demand that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) stop tearing immigrant children from their parents. Under Attorney General Sessions’ new policy, adults arriving at the border outside of designated ports of entry will be criminally prosecuted and sent to U.S. Marshal Service custody to await prosecution, and then transferred to immigration detention to await immigration proceedings. Children cannot be kept in adult detention facilities and will be rendered “unaccompanied,” transferred to the Office of Refugee Resettlement, and placed in different facilities and shelters for children, sometimes several states away from their parents. Pediatricians and child welfare professionals have spoken out forcefully about the significant and enduring trauma forced separations inflict on children and their families. Family separation also creates challenges for children seeking legal protection, who must now prepare their cases with only limited access to information and documentation from their parents that could help to prove their claims. As a result, children may be unable to support their cases for asylum and be returned to harm or death in their home countries. There is no law that compels the separation of children from their parents, and the Administration can and should immediately halt policies that embrace this cruel and unnecessary practice. This ruthless and brutish targeting and treatment of particularly vulnerable children and families is being done in the name of all Americans. Join us in calling on DHS to immediately stop separating immigrant families.
Petition to President of the United States, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services
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.”
Petition to ICE
Let Raul stay in the U.S
Recently my fiance was taken into custody by ICE. Hello my name is Jessica Lopez, my fiance Raul and I have 4 wonderful children. Raul is a hard working family man who solely provides for my kids and I. From the very beginning Raul has taken the responsibility of making my 3 children and our infant son we share together his priority. Raul is dedicated to me and our children’s well being providing us with a safe place to call home every night, and being a positive influence in my kids' lives. He is the sole support of our family and his job insurance is essential for our well-being. We cannot pay our rent payment, buy food or pay education expenses for our children without him. Life was perfect and could not have been any better for us until yesterday when we were ambushed at our home. The detectives falsely identified themselves, also dressed in police vests. They took away a wonderful man who loves his family and works hard for us. Our infant is 7 weeks old and also needs his father in his life as he already knows who daddy is. Raul is a great help with all of our children and loves everyone equally. I myself am still recovering from a C-Section and also need help. Not having Raul in our lives will be an extreme burden financially. His detainment has been emotionally and financially devastating. Having to worry about paying all my bills to provide for my kids and not being able to be with my children is very stressful, I can attest first hand to his work ethic, his integrity, and his overall kindness.