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immigration reform

83 petitions

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Petition to Congressman Joseph Crowley, Andrew Cuomo, Mazeda Uddin, Lawrence Spivak, Grace Meng, Immigration Customs Enforcement, U.S. Department of State, NY1 , New York Times, Carlene Pinto, Alina Das, Amy Gottlieb, NYU Immigrant Rights Clinic, New York Lawyers for Public Interest

My Father is a Cancer Patient. Release Mohammed Monir Hassan from ICE!

Petition for: The Release of Mohammed Monir Hassan from ICE.  He is a cancer patient. Addressed to: U.S.  Immigrations and Custom Enforcement In 2009, we had an order of removal by the Board of Immigration Appeals. In 2011, one October morning my mother and I heard loud banging on our door. Lo and behold officers from ICE arrested my mother, myself, and my father.Luckily we were given another date in 2012 for supervision. It’s been 6 years since we kept getting dates to check in for supervision at 26 Federal Plaza. One Wednesday morning on January 17th, 2018, my father had an appointment at Federal Plaza. My mother was waiting from 10 AM to 5:30 PM. There was no sign of my father. My mother asked the security guard, “Have you seen my husband?” The security guard replied “How should I know?” in a very crude way. My mother replied “You should know because it’s 5:00 PM and everyone left.” The security guard asked another woman who stated that my father had been arrested and detained. My mother’s world was destroyed. She came home crying in a cab. I was at work. When my brother texted me I left work early, and found out my dad was in Bergen County Jail as a detainee. On Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018, my mom and I have an appointment at 26 Federal Plaza. Luckily she was spared from being detained. Her next court date is on July 24th, 2018. Her case is still pending but who knows what will happen by then? Fortunately I am under the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) but what will happen to the two most kind, nurturing, supportive, and generous people who raised me from when I was small, provided a roof over my head, paid my college tuition, and guided me in understanding right from wrong? Both of my parents have severe health conditions which cannot be treated in Bangladesh, and if they leave, and something happens to them, my brother and I will have no guidance and love. No one to look up to, no one to buy gifts for, no one to call our own. Tell me who is going to help me fight this great fight for justice and freedom? Because from this point on...it’s DIE OR DONE! We, the undersigned, ask for Mohammed Monir Hassan to be immediately released from the Immigration Customs Enforcement  in El Paso Processing Center on the basis of Humanitarian grounds.  He is being neglected of proper medical treatment that will have a detrimental impact on his long-term physical and mental health.  Mohammed’s family, which consists of his wife, a U.S. citizen son, a daughter who is a DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) holder, U.S. citizen nieces and nephews, U.S. citizen cousins, as well as members of our cultural and religious community who are all U.S. citizens are all suffering and very worried about Mohammed’s health and well-being. Mr. Hassan has been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, trauma from an accident that occurred in November 2015, and thyroid cancer.  All these conditions are not treatable in Bangladesh. Furthermore, there is no insurance to treat these conditions in Bangladesh and he would not be given a job.  As a matter of fact, he would be ridiculed and left to starve on the streets. Prior to being elected as president, President Donald Trump specifically stated that he would only deport people who have criminal records, gang members, drug dealers, and people who commit robbery.  Mr. Mohammed Monir Hassan has a clean record and is known in the religious community as a man who has good morals and ethics.  He works diligently and with great effort as a cab driver to provide for his wife, daughter, and son, while seeking treatment for his medical conditions. Therefore, Mr. Hassan does not seek permanent residency or citizenship.  He fears facing a fate worse than death! This situation is also having a detrimental on our mental health.  As a Mental Health Counselor and other professionals, this is a traumatizing effect on not only Mr. Mohammed Monir Hassan by separating him from his family but also on the rest of us! We are not asking for much.  We only request for two weeks’ worth of time.  Then we will send him back to Bangladesh on our own. https://www.centerforhealthjournalism.org/US-born-children-struggle-after-parents-are-deported http://dspace.ewubd.edu/bitstream/handle/123456789/1887/Fariha_Tasnim.pdf?sequence=1 https://www.banglajol.info/index.php/JDMC/article/download/25323/17025  

Naziat Hassan
1,066 supporters
Started 3 weeks ago

Petition to Donald Trump, U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Department of State, Department of Homeland Security

Keep my fiancé in the United States, allow illegal immigration status change !

My Fiancé has been here for over ten years. He is the love of my life and treats me better than any man I have ever met. He was recently pulled over and has to go to court for traffic violations for the first time ever. He is not legal and this court hearing could open the door to deportation. Sadly even after we are married it’ll be difficult to gain citizenship and he is still at risk. I can’t imagine living without him. He takes care of my heart, my soul, my needs, he is a hard working man and a provider and a lover. I don’t think I could ever look at the American flag with my hand on my heart and feel so patriotic as before if I didn’t have him. This country was built on immigration. And making it nearly impossible to change his status even when we are married is a lack of understanding for the fact that this man has spent ten years building a life here, this man has spent ten years forming relationships here, and if he leaves he will lose everything. His life would’ve been ripped from beneath his feet. I’m proud of the land of the free and the land that is supposed to be accepting of immigrants. Not the land that makes it impossible and will rip their lives away from them... You’re not just affecting the life of an immigrant. You’re destroying the life of a born citizen too.

Mary Weber
47 supporters
Started 3 weeks ago

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

Petition Congress to Enact Sensible and Inclusive Immigration Reform

Immigration studies have shown that immigrants not only contribute positively to the U.S. economy but are vital to the future economic growth of this country. Many of these immigrants have lived in the U.S. for an average of ten years, they have U.S. born children, pay taxes, and have no criminal records. The American Dream belongs to those that have earned it through their dedication, hard labor, and love for the country. A second chance for these individuals is in the hands of Congress, and we are urging our representatives to do the will of the people. It is a fact that many Americans approve the passage of the DREAM Act. We are simply asking Congress to extend their immigration policies to those parents of U.S. born children and DACA recipients. Ultimately striving to fix our broken immigration system that has, for many years, failed those committed to pursuing the American ideals through legal means. As the daughter of immigrants and a recipient of DACA, it is my hope that immigrant families are not separated by deportation. I personally know the fear that many of us live in. It is, truly, my dream that one day we can all come out of the shadows, creating an opportunity for 11 million undocumented immigrants to lead productive lives and help strengthen the United States as contributing members of our society.

Marcela De Dios
67 supporters