Petition to Attorney General Jeff Sessions
Tell Jeff Sessions: Domestic Violence Victims Need Asylum
Aracely’s story began in Honduras, where she lived with her family in a small community. At age 15, a man in her village known for his violent temper kidnapped her, raping and torturing her for days until she could escape. Although she found her way home, the man’s abuse continued for years, until one day he shot Aracely in the head, killed her two sons, and then killed himself. Aracely, who was pregnant with a daughter, miraculously survived, as did her daughter. After the attack, her abuser’s family blamed Aracely for his death and threatened to kill her and her family. She tried escaping to another part of Honduras, but his family found her there. Stand with women like Aracely, and sign our petition calling on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to uphold asylum protection for survivors of violence. Aracely's only chance to stay alive was to flee to the United States, where she was granted asylum. But now, Attorney General Sessions is rethinking long-settled policy that allows women like Aracely to be granted safety in the U.S. He has taken a similar case off the desk of the immigration appeals court and is considering whether domestic violence victims should be given asylum. What he decides could have a wide-ranging impact that could cost the lives of women who desperately need our help. Join us in telling Sessions that victims of severe domestic violence deserve a chance at safety on our shores.
Petition to Drita Juncaj
Help to Stop the Deportation of Cile Precetaj
Cile Precetaj, 46, has been going to the Immigration Office every day. She normally brings her children with her, but she didn't Thursday April 27th, and was detained. As soon as they detained her, the poor mother felt like she was having a heart attack, and was rushed to the hospital. She was actually having an anxiety attack because of all the stress, and was taken straight to St. Clair county jail. She has been living in the United States for the past 18 years, and has three U.S born children. In 2013 she had a deportation scare as well, but she had an executive order which allowed her to stay longer. She has no criminal record, but they are treating her as a criminal. She has tried for years to become a U.S citizen, and has been abiding by the immigration office’s rules. Now this mother of 3 is in jail, and she needs as much help as she can get. According to USA Today, Precetaj‘s dream is to stay in the U.S. and "raise my kids in this beautiful country." Now, her dream is about to be crushed. She works hard every day to provide for her children, and for her blind mother-in-law. Without her, her family will be deported. Please help this loving mother be able to live her dream of raising her children in a democratic and free country. Her story has hit home with national news including USA Today, The Detroit Free Press, and even Good Morning America. Please help fight to keep this beautiful family together.
Petition to U.S. Senate, Brian Mast, Department of Homeland Security, President of the United States
Cancel Deportation Order Against Pedro Richard Cruz-Ruiz father of two
On December 9th, 2017 my husband's lawyer's office called to deliver the bad news that the lawyer can longer cancel his deportation order that he has been cancelling every year in order to obtain an Employment Authorization Card. My husband and I have been together since September 27th, 2008 we met at No Name Pub in Big Pine Key, Florida. I already had a daughter of age 16 months at that time from a previous very abusive relationship. We fell in love immediately and have been inseparable ever since. We got married in January of 2010 never thinking he would become a legal resident. Pedro also known as Richard was brought here by his father in the year of 2000 illegally to pursue a better life for himself and attend school. He was a minor but yet that fact does not matter all people see is he entered illegally. When his father was struggling to make enough money for his family Richard decided to quit school and started to work two jobs. He had worked at No Name Pub for over 13 years and also with Winn Dixie for a few years off and on. After we married about 4 years later we decided to just try talking to lawyers and see what we could do. Richard had obtained a license years ago but the paper he signed was agreeing that he would leave after the year was over, Richard was not aware it stated this and signed it because he did not want to drive illegally to and from work. So now we were faced with cancelling that deportation order in order to obtain his employment card which also granted him a social security number as well as a temporary driver's license. Richard and I have been doing this every single year as well as myself requesting he be able to stay forever but that process could take years the lawyer said. After my husband got his social security and license cards he right away knew he wanted to adopt the daughter he had been taking care of for so many years (8 years to be exact) whose father never paid more than $600 in her whole life. So right away we did what needed to be done in order for her to share our last name and it worked! Kylee is now Richard's daughter in all ways. In 2016 we said since Richard is legal now lets try for a baby of our own after waiting 9 years to make sure he would be able to stay in the US. To our surprise it took and Rosabella was born on July 21st, 2017. Our children are our pride and joy and we will do anything to keep our family together. In September of this year we lost all of our belongings to Hurricane Irma and were forced to leave the Florida Keys and reside with my brother until we found our home which we are about to move into December 15th, 2017 but now we do not know what our future holds. I Brianna Cruz cannot work due to no childcare and nursing my newborn baby. My first daughter Kylee can not handle anymore hurt in her life after losing everything this year and uprooting her life. Life without her father in the USA would cause extreme emotional distress. Mentally my daughter is unstable because of the storm and her father in fear of deportation. And myself I deal with PTSD. I also combat chronic depression after my sister was brutally murdered when I was 14 years old also pregnant at that time. My mental state can not handle life without my husband. My husband has also paid his taxes worked two jobs to support us and owns two cars so we can get around to all of my doctor appointments. He would give his friends and family the shirt off his back if they needed it because he is that nice of a person he does not deserve this and needs to stay to take care of his family. He has no criminal record and would be a model citizen if ever granted the title. He is the sole economic provider for his family. Richard deserves the chance to present his case before Immigration Court with a council he speaks English and has no criminal history. He volunteers every week at my brother's church to help out in children's ministry. He has many friends and co workers writing letters to state his devotion to work, family and, friends. We need our story to be heard and for Richard to obtain a pardon and hearing to present his case ASAP to become legal indefinitely. Please sign this if not for us for our babies! Thank you from the bottom of my heart and God bless, Brianna Cruz-Ruiz
Petition to California Governor Jerry Brown C/O Kristina Lindquist Deputy Legal Affairs Secretary., State Capitol Sacramento Ca. 95814
Expedite Pardon review and pardon of Mony Neth
This is a petition to expedite the pardon review and to pardon Mony Neth. On the Morning of Friday Oct 20, 2017, Mony Neth was detained by I.C.E. while on his way to work. Mony has been in the U.S. since childhood and knows America as his only home. He is a hard working electrician and an aspiring minister, recently graduating seminary school. Mony is also a family man. He has a wife, daughter, and two elderly parents who rely on him for care at his home in Modesto, Ca. . In addition, he is also very community minded. When he is not working or tending to family he is serving meals to the homeless with his church. Mony is dedicated to spreading the gospel and is truly admired as well as inspiring to all who all who know him. He applied for a pardon for a long ago paid debt to society for a crime committed when he was a teenager and now faces being forever separated from his family. Since he has paid his debt, Mony has been a more than model American, constantly bettering himself. He is a testament to what a person can do in this country if you work hard and focus on the positive. I urge all to sign this petition and help save a good man, a family, and a true American.
Petition to Sarahi Silva
Help a loving father and husband come home!
My husband Rodrigo Soriano Perez, was taken by ICE on Monday, May 7, 2018. I am talking about a man whose entire life revolves around his family, his religion, and his friends. He has been in the US since 1999, with 0 problems with the law, Nico is a respected member of our church and beloved father, husband, and friend. His crime was coming to the US leaving his family and life behind to find a better way to support his parents, brothers, and sisters. We now have two beautiful baby boys, one with Autism that really needs him, and one more on the way. I have cried everytime I see videos of other families been separated by deportation, but never thought we would go through this. I pray for his safe return and ask for your kind support to return a good man to his family. The signatures gathered through this petition will be weight more in front of a judge, in hopes that will bring him home sooner.
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
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.
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.