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Petition to U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, Barbara Lee, Dianne Feinstein, Mayor Libby Schaaf

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 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.  12/21/17 UPDATE:  Maria’s 12-year-old son returned to Oakland, CA as he was unable to adjust to life in rural Mexico. He has returned to his family home and the care of his sisters. Heartbreaking.  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 and Barbara Lee has introduced a House Bill, H.R.3818, to grant Maria, her husband and oldest daughter permanent residency.  Signing this petition shows your support for these bills Maria’s family is very proud and reluctant to ask for help, but these heartless immigration policies have broken up their family and decimated their ability to support this once thriving family of 6. If you can help with a donation to their GoFundMe account, it is desperately needed. Thank you. Facebook page (please like):  

Nancy MacKinnon
95,890 supporters
Started 2 years ago

Petition to Donald J. Trump, Donald J. Trump, Donald Trump

Trump, appoint a Latino to your cabinet- appoint Machete!

The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) recently scolded Donald Trump for failing to nominate any Hispanics to his Cabinet.  "We stand ready and willing to work with President-elect Trump and members of his transition team to identify Latino leaders who have the experience and drive needed to help move the nation forward in the coming four years," NALEO said. We disagree with NALEO on a Latino's ability to actually work with someone as anti-Latino and xenophobic as Donald Trump, but if they insist on the inclusion of a Latino on his cabinet, then we must insist on the nomination of Machete. Machete Cortez is a former Mexican Federal Police officer who, with the assistance of his younger partner, has undertaken several humanitarian missions, one involving the rescue of a kidnapped girl and, most famously, one that successfully took down a corrupt Senator. Machete received his citizenship as a reward from then President Rathcock after he saved Washington DC from a missile attack. I believe Donald Trump and NALEO will find that Machete's qualifications are beyond reproach and that he should be immediately appointed to serve as our nation's Director of Homeland Security. That should satisfy NALEO's need to work with Donald Trump and will also ensure that Latinos have someone in Trump's cabinet fully prepared to deal with any possible racist or xenophobic policy proposals.   

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