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Immigration

281 petitions

Update posted 12 hours ago

Petition to U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives

U.S. Congress: Rescind the Muslim Ban Immediately #NoMuslimBanEver

The Trump administration has once again rolled out a new version of its Muslim ban, although this time it has no end date.  The American people rejected Trump’s bans and rallied at airports across the country in January. Several court decisions have struck down Trump’s un-Constitutional and un-American attempts to turn the President’s campaign promise of “a total and complete shutdown of all Muslims entering the United States” into policy. Yet, the Trump administration will not halt its discriminatory pursuit. Now, we have to take action to ensure that Congress stops shirking its responsibility and steps up to end Trump’s ban once and for all. On Oct. 18th, the day the new ban goes into effect, fifteen national organizations from across the country – ACCESS, American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, American Civil Liberties Union, Amnesty International USA, Arab American Institute, Asian Americans Advancing Justice, Council on American-Islamic Relations, Iranian American Bar Association, Muslim Advocates, Muslim Public Affairs Council, National Immigration Law Center, National Iranian American Council for Action, National Network for Arab American Communities, Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans and South Asian Americans Leading Together – will be gathering in Washington, D.C. to deliver a joint Change.org petition calling on Congress to halt the ban once and for all.  Be a part of this vital effort – sign the joint petition from these national organizations today in order to stop Trump's ban!

NIAC Action
44,301 supporters
Started 2 days ago

Petition to NEW YORK TIMES, CNN, Associated Press, CBS, NBC, FOX News, Wall Street Journal, ABC, MSNBC, Washington Post, LA Times

Stop Calling Immigrant Prisons "Detention Centers"

My name is Sylvester Owino, and I was in “immigrant detention” for 9 years. My name is Carlos Hidalgo, and for a year and half I was incarcerated in “immigrant detention centers.” That is what the media, government, and for-profit prison companies who run these facilities call them, but in reality, these are immigrant prisons. People in immigrant prisons are not serving a sentence, but simply awaiting the outcome of our request to stay in the US. Those of us who have lived behind the locked gates and barbed wire know that the term “detention center” does not accurately describe the conditions and truth of what happens on the inside. We, who have survived these brutal places, are requesting that media organizations - The Associated Press, The New York Times, the LA Times, the Washington Post, and other influential media outlets, call these facilities what they are: immigrant prisons. Until we are honest about the fact that these are prisons, the inhumane conditions inside will continue to be covered up by the term “detention center,” and the corporations running the facilities will continue to make millions off of the suffering of the people inside.  If these are harmless “detention centers” … Why do they look like prisons, why are they run like prisons, and why are they owned by prison companies? We were incarcerated in facilities run by the two largest for-profit prison companies in the country. Carlos was in GEO Group’s Adelanto immigrant prison, and Sylvester in CCA’s Otay immigrant prison in San Diego, among other facilities. We both experienced countless human rights abuses. We worked for the for-profit prisons for $1 a day, cleaning and cooking. Carlos was put in solitary confinement for 6 days for organizing a hunger strike to protest inhumane treatment. Sylvester filed complaints on behalf of friends who were beaten by guards.   In Adelanto immigrant prison, 3 people have died in the last 7 months, and 6 people have attempted suicide since December 2016.  Dozens of us have gone on hunger strikes to try and change things. In order to end the abuse, we must first call them prisons and then close them. Starting with Adelanto. Sylvester & Carlos Supported by: o Inland Empire Immigrant Youth Collective, IEIYC o Inland Coalition for Immigrant Justice, ICIJ o Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in Confinement, CIVIC

Sylvester Owino, Carlos Hidalgo, and #SchoolsNotPrisons
777 supporters
Update posted 3 days ago

Petition to Sherrod Brown

Keep Mom in America with her family and son with disabilities

Hi i'm Wafaa Hamdi and I am 18 years old. I start this petition today because I am trying to keep my family together. My mother has an appointment on September 6th, 2017 with Immigration to decide a date for her departure back to Morocco. My mother has done nothing wrong, she is a stay at home mom who takes care of the bills, house and most of all my brother with Down Syndrome. She has been here for 24 years. My brother has quite a few other illnesses that require him to be supervised at all time and certain times that he needs to take medication and because the rest of the family is taking care of our day to day responsibilities, my mother is the one who takes care of my brother. I ask you guys to sign the petition to let Immigration know how caring, loving and innocent my mom really is and that she deserves to stay here. My brother and I are citizens, where are our rights to keep our mother? We can't live with out her. We grew up in America and couldn't see ourselves living in Morocco. With that being said, my brother wouldn't be able to survive in Morocco under his medical circumstances. My parents came here legally, pays their taxes and does everything normal Americans do. They came here for us to have freedom, be successful with education and to live a happy healthy life. But without my Mother that won't be able to happen because she is the one who helps us with everything. Please and Thank you to whoever signs the petition! May you all have a blessed day.    https://www.gofundme.com/immigration-lawyer-to-keep-mom-home?pc=fb_co_dashboard_a&rcid=add6d9c046fd414baa4f81c68c22c193  

Wafaa Hamdi
80,489 supporters