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Immigration

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Petition to Barack Obama, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service, President-Elect Donald Trump

Bring Adam Home

My name is Caroline Grant. I am an American, born and raised. My parents met during the WWII. My father was in the US Army and my mother in the British Air Force. When I was 13, my mother moved us to England, where I eventually married and had my wonderful son, Adam. The marriage was abusive, and I returned to the U.S. with Adam when he was 3. I immediately inquired with Immigration to be sure Adam had U.S. citizenship. Immigration officials assured me that since I was a U.S. citizen, Adam was already a U.S. citizen. It was such a relief to know we could start a new life back in the U.S., protecting him from his troubled father.   Decades later, Adam learned that his father was sick and wanted to see him. Adam applied for a passport, and was told he is not a U.S. citizen. Anyone who has navigated the U.S. immigration system knows it is a maze of confusion and dead ends. It’s even worse when you can’t afford a lawyer. We were directed to different departments and asked to fill out form after form, each costing more than the last. Our financial resources were drained on stacks of paper, and we were unable to sort out the situation in time. Adam had to fly on a UK Passport to see his father, and in May 2015, when he tried to return home afterwards, Adam was informed that his return visa had been revoked. My son, who has been an American his whole life, was not being allowed to return to the U.S. We have been told it could be 10 years before he can come home, due to a backlog of visas awaiting approval. Please urge the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service to help grant Adam a quick return to the U.S., to his home. I am a breast cancer survivor. I live on a small disability, and Adam has helped me with bills since my diagnosis. I truly believe I am still alive because of his care. Adam has lived in the U.S. as a citizen since age 3. He has a Social Security card, driver's license and is e-verified to work here. This is unfair, and Immigration is unresponsive to all my attempts to sort it out.  I only wish I could afford a lawyer to bring him back home. He has a brother and sister here who miss him terribly. He has me. He has a whole life that is slowly fading as he sits over there in limbo. I have contacted all my state and federal representatives. I have filed every possible form with Immigration. We need help to get our son and brother back. Please join us in urging the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service to help bring Adam back to his home, back to the U.S.

caroline grant
125,060 supporters
Started 7 days ago

Petition to Jeff Sessions, Mike Kelly

Protect the Citizenship of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) recipients

Nearly 800,000 immigrants deemed moral, positively contributing members of society by the process they completed and paid for to earn their current status in America are scared tonight and have been for over a year but now the threat is imminent. Nearly 800,000 kids educated in American Public Schools funded with American tax dollars are now fine, upstanding young men and women who were able to go to college and get jobs legally and progress their American lives forward without the stress and anxiety of illegally being here. These 800,000 kids did nothing wrong but be born into a family that illegally entered the country. Only 16 years old and under qualified for this route of immigration. Today, no one is applying, and those that did are fearful their hard spent money may be wasted if their agreement with America is erased. I urge you to protect the agreement made with these fine men and women of America who currently contribute to our economy and safety because they are American too. They traveled as a child in a family. And they were cleared through background checks and testing. They have strict agreements with regards to criminal offenses. And they paid lawyers and fees to be able to be American citizens. What is done with this route moving forward is another issue, but why would we turn our back on 800,000 people who sought this route to become Americans? They have completed legal processes and paid their dues. Please protect the DREAMers!

Daniel Becker
21 supporters
Started 2 weeks ago

Petition to John W. Bird

Bring Edgar Vasquez Home!

Edgar moved to North Carolina with his family when he was six years old in 1992. He has lived in this country for almost twenty five years and North Carolina is all he has ever known. His family lived in peace until 2007 when his father was deported only for driving without a drivers license. The family had to learn to survive without him. Eventually, Edgar applied for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) which allowed him to obtain a work permit and a NC Drivers License.  Edgar applied for advanced parole to see his maternal grandfather before he passed. Unfortunately his parole was not granted in time to see him but he decided to pay his respects to his grave and visit his family. Once in Mexico, on the day he was supposed to be back in the United States, (July 15th), he arrived at the airport to board his plane. However the airline official stated that she did not recognize the document and later stated that the advance parole had already expired. Edgar was not allowed to board his plane and was referred to the United States Embassy, which also turned him away because he was not a U.S. citizen.  In his desperation to return, Edgar traveled to the U.S./Mexico border to speak to an immigration officer to explain the situation and try to defend his case. He was not only just turned away, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) interpreted this action as an attempt to enter the United States and canceled his DACA.  Edgar's father was deported in 2007, now Edgar was not only not allowed to return, his DACA was canceled by DHS. How much more does Edgar's family have to suffer our unjust immigration system? We ask that United States Citizenship and Immigration Services grant Edgar Humanitarian Parole and reunite him with his family. Sign and share this petition immediately. It is imperative that we try to get Edgar back in the country before Jan. 20th.  Edgar, as the oldest brother, is a role model for his family. He not only takes care of his niece's and nephews, he actively takes care of his sick mother. She is already suffering without him, our immigration system should not inflict her any more pain by taking away her husband and now her son. Call or Email: John Bird, Chief, Humanitarian Affairs Branch, International Operations Division, US Citizenship & Immigration Services. (202) 272-1639 john.w.bird@uscis.dhs.gov  Sample Script: "We ask that your office grant Humanitarian Parole to Edgar Eduardo Vasquez Riano, Alien# A204781355. Edgar's home is North Carolina, and this country is all he has ever known. Edgar was unjustly turned away and not allowed to board his plane in Mexico City back into the United States. Edgar and his family have already suffered devastating consequences of our unjust immigration system. His father was deported from North Carolina for driving without a license. Edgar and his family have gone through enough. We ask that you not allow his family to suffer any longer and reunite Edgar with his family as soon as possible." Thank you!  Read more of Edgar's story here:  https://triad-city-beat.com/2016/12/family-two-countries/

Moises Serrano
175 supporters