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immigration rights

32 petitions

Update posted 1 week ago

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

Urge congress to return ICE deported oncology nurse Maria Mendoza Sanchez to U.S. (S.1763)

Maria Mendoza Sanchez started as a nursing home housekeeper and became a respected oncology nurse serving underprivileged patients at Highland Hospital in Oakland, CA.  She and her husband have lived in the U.S. over 20 years, raised their 4 children here, bought a house and had been good members of the community with no criminal records.  After 15 years of attempting to achieve permanent resident status, on August 17, 2017, ICE  deported Maria to Mexico City with her husband, Eusebio, a truck driver.   Maria was forced to break up her family, leaving her 16-year-old daughter in the U.S. to finish high school in the care of her 23-year-old daughter.  Too young to not be in the care of his parents, her 12-year-old son, who is a U.S. citizen and has only ever known California as his home, had to move to Mexico with Maria. This is a travesty of justice and should never happen in the United States of America. What happened to only deporting criminals? Dianne Feinstein has introduced a Senate Bill, S.1763, to grant Maria, her husband and oldest daughter permanent residency.  Signing this petition shows your support for this bill: https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-bill/1763 Go Fund Me for Maria's kids: https://www.gofundme.com/supportmariarn Facebook page (please like):   https://www.facebook.com/mariabackhome/ More on Maria: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/sep/02/deportation-void-maria-mendoza-sanchez-immigration https://ww2.kqed.org/news/2017/08/17/forced-out-when-leaving-the-country-means-leaving-your-kids/ http://www.seiu1021.org/2017/08/14/healthcare-workers-make-public-plea-to-stop-the-deportation-of-highland-hospital-nurse-maria-mendoza-sanchez/

Nancy MacKinnon
17,344 supporters
Update posted 1 month ago

Petition to Rick Scott, Marco Rubio, Neal Dunn, Halsey Beshears, Bill Nelson, Donald Trump, Bill Montford, Mike Pence, Carlos Curbelo, David Silvers

The United States are the only country my husband knows. Pardon him so he can stay.

My husband Rudy came to Florida from Cuba with his family in the Mariel boatlift as a 7 year-old boy. He did a stupid thing in 1997 when he was 24 years-old that led to a plea deal for a non-violent drug offense. If we knew then what we know now, Rudy wouldn’t have taken the deal and put his chance at becoming a citizen at risk. When my husband began the process to obtain his citizenship in 2003, his application was flagged because of his involvement in the 1997 incident. Instead of progressing along the citizenship track, the very next year, my husband found himself on the deportation track. He received a deportation order in 2004. We immediately appealed that decision and lost. My husband was placed under ICE supervision -- which required him to to check in with the nearest ICE office on a scheduled basis. And that’s what we did. For the next 13 years, Rudy faithfully checked in with ICE officials per his agreement. In the meantime, we started a construction business and raised a family in a quiet, North Florida town. Our daughter grew up and decided to serve our country in the U.S. Coast Guard. Our son decided to follow his father’s footsteps in our family business. Life went on. Until just last month. Rudy and I reported to the ICE office for his regular, scheduled check-in. Then, in an instant, three armed men appeared and he was taken into custody. I’ll never forget the expression on my husband’s face as he peered through the plexiglass window that divided us. Our worst nightmare was coming true. Rudy has been locked up at the Wakulla County Detention Center -- an hour away from our home -- ever since. We’ve hired an immigration lawyer, but we still have no information about how long he will be detained or even if he’ll be released. If we knew then what we know now, my husband would’ve never accepted the plea deal that he took back in 1997. Instead, our business is suffering. We have construction projects that have come to a halt just as our state is entering hurricane season. Our 19-year old son is trying to take the reigns. But it’s hard. We miss my husband so much. Please sign and share this petition asking Governor Rick Scott to grant my husband Rudy a pardon. It’s the only way to remove the roadblock that stands between my husband, his freedom and a pathway to citizenship in the only country he’s known since he was a small boy. Help us show the world that the U.S. is still the place where dreams are possible and freedom reigns supreme.

Shelly Blanco
4,040 supporters
Started 1 month ago

Petition to The U.S. Congress

Save Our Dreamers

We the People of The United Stated of America, find that under DACA we have kept many young immigrants who where brought here as small children in and endless limbo of two-year periods of deferred action from deportation. There is no way for them to become US Citizens under DACA. These Immigrants (known as our Dreamers) where brought here at very young ages by their parents who where seeking refuge and a better life in our great country. After all that is what the United States is made of. People from other countries who have come to live the infamous "American Dream". Under Obama Administration in 2012 the DACA act was created. The Dreamers registered under DACA with hope. What they got was and endless loop of renewals and being ignored by the very people who instated this ACT for them. Now the dreamers are finding themselves scared as the threat to take away DACA (which remember was made to protect them) could possibly ruin their lives. By deporting them to unknown places they don't remember, know the language of or even the culture. I am not a Dreamer. I am a US Citizen fighting for the Dreamers who i know are good people and productive members of our communities. By Signing this potion We the People of The United States of American, are challenging The White House to create a new Act for the Dreamers to free them of the endless loop of DACA. Not by deporting them to an unknown land, but by allowing them to stay here in the US, continue building their lives and to have the RIGHT to become a U.S. CITIZEN just like any one else.  

Margaret Brown
28 supporters
Started 3 months ago

Petition to Immigration Services, U.S. Senate, President of the United States, American Airlines, U.S. House of Representatives, US, American International Group - AIG, United States Supreme Court, Marco Rubio, Charlie Christ

Keep America from keeping kids parents and families away from each other with deportation

My father got deported from America when I was 6 years old ( in 2005 )  for something he did way back in 1992. He lost his business, kids, family, house, cars, clothes everything they sent him to the Bahamas with nothing and made him sit in a cell before they took him there. They told him he couldn't come back until ten years. Since then my father would miss everything in his kids and families life because he couldn't come back to America. So then I got Cancer. When I had cancer they finally let my dad come to America to come see me, his other kids, and friends and family. After a while when I got better they told him he couldn't come anymore even after he waited the ten years they told him he had to wait. So now ever since then he has missed several events and me and my brothers and sisters life's, Graduations, first time getting a job, teaching us how to drive, birthdays, party's everything and just physically being there in are lives ya know. And I'm sick of it I'm sick and tired of not being able to see my dad here anymore. I'm tired of them keeping my father away from me when he doesn't even want to be away. So I made this petition for kids, parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters, just all families with the same or a similar problem I am having today. I really miss my dad being in my life like crazy and the fact that I haven't really been with him since 2005 I can hardly remember a lot of the stuff we done. and he wants to be in my life more then I want him in it so I don't think its fair that he cant come to America to see his kids and his family when there's people out there that don't even care about there family or care about there kids and my dad is the one dad that would do anything to be in his kids lives. So anyone reading this I need your help to make this a real cause, I need you to help me get this message out to the world, out to everyone so they can help me with this problem I would really love and appreciate ever and anything you guys can do to help. Thannk you so much !

Johnathon Frazer
32 supporters