immigration reform

119 petitions

Started 2 months ago

Petition to Department of Homeland Security, United States Supreme Court, U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, President of the United States

Immigrants are the backbone of America. Reform Immigration policies, and stop deportations

Since President trump has taken office, he has launched a war on immigrants, and families who flee to the United States for a better life. Immigrants deserve to have the opportunity to live a safe, and prosperous life for themselves and their families. Most immigrants are seeking asylum and fleeing war, famine, or poverty, and the United States is their greatest chance to begin a new life. WE ARE A NATION OF IMMIGRANTS! We were a nation of immigrants, we must remember our history, and welcome others, and grant them the same freedoms we have enjoyed. We must demand that congress pass legislation that not only allows immigrants easier access to resources and facilities that could help them. we must also demand that I.C.E and the Department of Homeland Security stop mass raids and deportations.  Sign our petition to demand Congress pass legislation that allows immigrants and asylum seekers entrance into our country. ]We are deporting citizens, not immigrants, but citizens that have lived here, peacefully, and started a family. They pay into all the social welfare programs you and I do, but they often are denied or choose to not accept the benefits of these programs.They are vital to our country. They are friends, they are workers, they are part of a community. Sign our petition to demand Congress pass legislation that allows immigrants and asylum seekers entrance into our country.  

Terry Mirande
14 supporters
Update posted 2 months ago

Petition to United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, Buddy Dyer, Florida Immigrant Coalition, Florida New Americans, Board of Immigration Appeals, United We Dream, Immigration Equality, Petition for Hardship, American immigration council, Families for freedom, Randolph Bracy, Audrey Gibson, Jorge Ramos, University of South Florida, UndocUnited , immigrant defense project, MIRA Coalition, orlando

Help Stop My Mother's Deportation - She Has Lived In The US Legally For 12+ Years!

I would like to begin with a short poem from my favorite poet: “like flowers crave for spring, my heart craves for my mother more than anything”. My mother, Gulnora Atakhanova, is many things. For most, she is strong, willful, ambitious, generous, and courageous. I find myself struggling to find the perfect words to describe her, except the fact that she is my hero. There are many powerful mother-daughter bonds that I admire deeply, but my relationship with my mother is like no other. My name is Arij Batul Abid and I am a senior pre-med student attending the University of South Florida. My mother, brother and I arrived to the United States approximately 13 years ago. My brother and I were granted residencies recently after a long and difficult journey. However, my mother is currently at risk of deportation despite being married to the love of her life, who is a United States citizen and the father of her 3-year old son. Since the day I was born, she has been my safe haven and has sacrificed so much just so I can live out my dreams. At a very young age, I had to learn to live life without a father figure, however, my mom filled this void and took on the role of not only a mother but also a father and friend. I think back to some of the challenges she faced growing up herself with two young children and I cannot begin to understand how with all the pains the world brought upon her, she managed to make gold out of it. My mother is the most compassionate, kind, respectful and honest woman I have ever met, and she continues to fight this battle to earn the right to call this country her home. After being here for so many years, this country has truly become our home, a place of peace filled with those whom we care and love very much. Tearing me away from my mother would make my world fall apart. My stepfather who deems my mother as his one true love, would be forced to work less and provide for the family all on his own. My brother, Ali, and step-sister, Angelique, would be starting their journey in college without our mother to guide them the way she did for me. My baby brother, a United States citizen would grow up without a mother. My mother has already accomplished so many phenomenal things. After seeing my interest in a phlebotomy program, she was inspired to get her certification as well with the hope of working in the medical field. She dreams of one day attending school and putting her abilities to good use to better society and will do what is right to help those in need because she understands what it means to be a survivor. She has not had the privilege of making many choices, except doing what had to be done to better the lives of her children. After working in the United States for many years, raising brilliant children with extraordinary aspirations, she is at risk of being separated from her family and sent back to a country she no longer recognizes. I ask that you please consider what a wonderful person my mother is and all she has to offer because our lives will not be the same without her. If given the opportunity, she will live out the American dream and continue to make an impact on so many people’s lives as a citizen of the United States of America. 

Arij Batul Abid
1,843 supporters
Started 3 months ago

Petition to U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, U.S. Department of State, U.S. Embassy of India, President of the United States, U.S. Consulate of India (Delhi)

Life of a Father Currently in the Hands of the U.S. Consulate of Delhi, India

DISCLAIMER: THE BHARARA FAMILY IS NOT LOOKING FOR MONETARY DONATIONS AND ANY DONATIONS PROCESSED THROUGH CHANGE.ORG GO TO CHANGE.ORG DIRECTLY, NOT THE BHARARA FAMILY. Gurvinder Singh Bharara is 56 years old and lives in Torrington, Connecticut. He has been a citizen of the United States for 25 years. He is a loving husband and father of two children, Emreen Kaur Bharara, 20, and Ashiespal Singh Bharara, 18. Gurvinder has been diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus for about twenty years. Over the past year, due to the nature of the disease, his kidneys have needed to work exponentially harder in order to meet the demands of his body. According to Gurvinder’s doctors, he is in dire need of a kidney transplant.  Gurvinder’s nephew, Gursimran Singh Bharara, is a medically declared match and willing to donate his kidney. Gurvinder’s entire transplant team, including his doctors and advisors, has validated the need for Gurvinder’s surgery and support Gursimran as a donor. This evidence has been submitted to your office with Gursimran’s visa application. Gursimran has applied for a B2 Medical Emergency visa numerous times, but the requests have been denied repeatedly. The United States Consulate Office in New Delhi, India seems to believe that Gursimran will not return to India following his kidney donation even though he has extensive ties to his home country. Gursimran is a husband and father of two young children, one of whom is just two months old, whom he supports in his home in India. He is also the co-owner of a successful family furniture business and is one of the main providers for his retired parents. Gursimran would promptly return home after recovering from the kidney transplant procedure. Furthermore, any medical costs related to the transplant procedures would be covered by Gurvinder’s family and their insurance—costs that they have the financial resources to cover, as evidenced by the supporting documents that have been sent to the office of the U.S Embassy in Delhi earlier this year. Essentially, it must be noted that Gursimran would not be a public charge to the United States of America. Gurvinder Singh Bharara is a proud American citizen, the owner of a small business, and an integral community member in his hometown, Torrington, CT, and place of worship, Gurdwara Guru Nanak Darbar. Locally, Gurvinder is well known for donating to the Forbes Flyers Jump Rope Team, Torrington Public School System, Torrington High School Marching Band, as well as creating employment opportunities for residents of the town. Gurvinder also dedicates a lot of his time to Gurdwara Guru Nanak Darbar by acting as a community leader, encouraging youth involvement, and facilitating numerous religious events throughout the year. Gurvinder has had an incredible impact on his family and community and is cherished by everyone who meets him. This is evidenced by the number of community members that have stepped forward to see if they could be a donor match for Gurvinder. Gursimran has already completed the testing process, so he is the most viable donor at the moment. A denial of Gursimran’s visa application will have devastating consequences for Gurvinder, his family, his community, as well as others. By denying Gursimran’s visa, you are not only affecting Gurvinder but a multitude of people. Since this is a medical emergency and, meaning this is a time-sensitive matter, I humbly request that you do everything in your power to expedite the visa approval of Gursimran. In doing so, you will save Gurvinder’s life.

Emreen Bharara
8,573 supporters