406 petitions

Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to Langley City Council

Pass an Inclusive City Ordinance in Langley, WA

Let's pass an Inclusive City ordinance and make Langley a safe place for all our residents  In the context of the current presidential administration, it is more important than ever that we come together as a community to protect the most vulnerable among us.  What is an Inclusive City? An Inclusive City is a place where local government officials do not turn over information about a person's immigration status to the Federal government, unless a criminal case is underway. In Inclusive towns and counties, diversity is honored; City staff do not ask about a resident's immigration, LGBTQ or religious status when they apply for permits, business licenses, assistance with childcare, or other services. Many places have been inclusive for many years, and others have passed ordinances since the election of Donald Trump in an effort to protect law-abiding undocumented people in their communities. Some cities have added religious groups into their ordinances because of the Trump administration's threats to create a registry of Muslim Americans.  Why do we need an ordinance? An ordinance is the strongest, most protective solution available to our community. An ordinance builds protections into the City's municipal code, and must be followed by all decision-makers. A resolution does not have the same authority. Inclusive protections for undocumented people--and for anyone targeted on the basis of their religion, nationality or ethnicity--will become part of our town's legal framework once an ordinance is passed. We are proposing an Inclusive City ordinance rather than a Sanctuary City ordinance because an Inclusive City ordinance includes all the protections of a Sanctuary City ordinance plus strong protections for persons of all religions. In becoming an Inclusive City, Langley would codify its answer to the question: what will we do when asked by the Federal government to collect and turn over information about people based on their immigration status, LGBTQ status, or religious affiliation? **IMPORTANT NOTE TO LANGLEY RESIDENTS: If you live within the city limits of Langley, please note that in the comments.**

Natasha Dworkin
334 supporters
Started 2 weeks ago

Petition to Atlanta Field Office, Sean Gallagher, Matthew Albence

Stop Alejandro's Deportation!

My name is Alejandro Lopez Angeles (A#200-204-571) and I would like to tell you about myself and my family. I am 28 years old and I am from Veracruz, Mexico.  I’ve been living in Concord NC since June 2005. I started my family in the United States when I got married in August 2009. My wife and I have a 6-year-old daughter Kaylee, a 3-year-old daughter Alyssa, and a 4-month old baby Joan. I am the head of my household. I work 7 days a week to support my family, to give them a better life. In January of 2012, while I was driving through a neighborhood looking for a job site, I was stopped by a police officer. He said that someone in the neighborhood had seen us driving around and thought we were suspicious. I was then arrested for driving without a license.  Though the officer had told my sister that he was going to let me go, he changed his mind and arrested me that morning. I spent 4 days in jail and was put into deportation proceedings. We hired an immigration attorney who never asked us to collect any evidence, or to gather any documents for our case. I was then forced to take Voluntary Departure so that I could have more time with my family. I was then granted a stay of removal, and have been able to stay with my family for the last 3 years. On May 25th, 2017, I have to check in again with ICE.  I believe that my case should be a low priority for deportation. I have no criminal history, I have three U.S. citizen children, my wife has been granted DACA, and I am not a danger to this country. Please stop my deportation and allow me to stay with my family. 

Familias Unidas
341 supporters
Update posted 3 weeks ago

Petition to Mayor Ethan Strimling

Ensure Portland is safe for immigrant residents

We must not stand by silently, while our neighbors fear for their safety. Since Trump signed an executive order suspending immigration from 7 Muslim majority nations, cities around the country including Cincinnati, Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Columbus, and Philadelphia, have committed to protecting immigrant residents. Portland must join that number. Sign this petition encouraging Portland Mayor Ethan Strimling to make Portland safe for our immigrant neighbors. City ordinance currently instructs local law enforcement to work with agencies such as U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. This would mean that, under Trump's beefed up deportation plan, local law enforcement would cooperate in the expulsion of undocumented people. Maintaining a separation between federal immigration authorities and police is important if local authorities are to keep the trust of immigrant communities in Maine, says Susan Roche, executive director of the Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project. “We would want to see our local authorities stand up against any federal attempts to force [police] to become federal immigration officers,” she said. By standing up now and pledging to protect Portland’s immigrant population, Mayor Ethan Strimling can assure our undocumented neighbors that they are safe in our city, and that Portland will not be party to mass deportation fueled by hate and baseless fears. Sign now and urge Portland’s city council to follow the lead of other cities around the nation and ensure that protections are in place for immigrant residents.

Anna Kellar
1,801 supporters