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refugees

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Petition to Barack Obama

Let's Bring Aya To America

Dear President Obama, Please join us in our effort to bring a very special refugee to America. First—thank you.  Thank you for maintaining your restraint and calm during a time of increasing fear and hatred.  Thank you for taking a stance against the dangerous and divisive rhetoric of the past few weeks.  Thank you for continuing to advocate tolerance and insisting that the United States will honor its commitment toward refugees.  We stand with you in refusing to demonize millions of people due to the actions of a few violent individuals.  We also agree that the United States must play an important part in sheltering innocent civilians displaced by war.  Especially those wars involving our military. Second—we’d like to bring your attention to a young woman who was turned away by America.  Her name is Aya.  We believe America’s rejection of Aya is a mistake.  She is in the process of filing an appeal, and we’d like to invite you to personally learn her story and lend your voice to our advocacy on her behalf. We know she is only one of millions, but she is important to us.  We believe that Aya is an innocent victim of the wars in both Iraq and Syria.  We believe her when she says she loves America.   We do not believe that Aya poses a threat to the security of the United States. Mr. President, Aya is in a very vulnerable situation right now.  So if you believe along with us that she deserves to be an American, please lend your voice to our advocacy on her behalf. Thank you again for welcoming refugees and promoting tolerance.  Sincerely,Friends of Aya. -------------------------------------------------------- Aya's story can be found here: www.facebook.com/humansofnewyorkSee her interview with Fareed Zakaria here: http://cnn.it/1QmVOX4

Friends of Aya
1,057,169 supporters
Update posted 1 week ago

Petition to Donald Trump, U.S. Department of State, Rex Tillerson, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security

They Stood with Us: Save Iraqi Family Under Immediate Threat for Working with U.S. Troops

Mohammed, a 62-year-old Iraqi, and his family are in grave danger because of their affiliation with the U.S. military and desperately need to be granted refugee status in the United States before it’s too late. Multiple generations of Mohammed’s family have risked their lives for U.S. forces and to bring freedom and safety to Iraq. Two of his sons served as interpreters for the U.S. Army, and his brother interpreted for the Marine Corps. All three of them had their lives threatened, and one son was shot in the face by militia. Mohammed’s brother was shot, killed, and left dead in a dumpster when the militia found out about his work. Please sign my petition asking the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to expedite processing of the family’s refugee case that was recently approved on a conditional basis.  Three of Mohammed’s children (the two interpreter brothers and one of their sisters) have already been resettled in recognition of their sacrifices for the United States. But Mohammed, his wife, and his three other children (including a 10-year-old daughter) remain in Iraq, where they are in hiding due to their history of support for the U.S. and the deteriorating security situation in Iraq.  While they wait for their case to be finalized, they remain a prime target for terrorist organizations.  After over six years of vetting, they continue to fear for their lives and the risk of being them being killed because of their affiliation with the U.S. is increased the longer their case is delayed. Mohammed and his family firmly believe in the importance of U.S. national security – the family collectively made the decision to defend it at great personal risk.      Yet, last year, the family received a devastating denial of their refugee case with no explanation.  American citizens rallied behind the family and over 22,000 signatures were gathered on Change.org asking USCIS to review the decision in light of the sacrifices the family has made for the U.S.  USCIS considered the entirety of the evidence and made a wrong right by overturning their previous denial.  We are incredibly grateful for the USCIS officials who took a hard look at the case and put this family back on track for refugee resettlement to the US.  However, it is important to remember that the ordeal is not over until the day the family safely escapes Iraq, lands stateside, and clears customs.    Mohammed and his family have been through enough.  They have had family members killed and wounded and they have had their family torn apart.  All of this is because of their loyalty to the U.S. It is time to bring the rest of the family to new home in the U.S.  They deserve to be reunited and should no longer fear daily for their lives.  Sign my petition to ask USCIS to finalize their case.  We made a promise to protect this family. We cannot let this family die at the hands of our common enemy.

Peter Farley
50,403 supporters
Update posted 1 month ago

Petition to To the free and democratic governments of the world

Request for annulling PR of Iranian Refugees Who Travel to Iran

Request for annulling PR of Iranian Refugees Who Travel to Iran To the free and democratic governments of the world We, undersigned, are a group of Iranian people who had sought asylum and reside in your country because of our lives being threatened by Islamic Republic regime of Iran and also the suppressed people inside the country, while supporting the decision of Canadian government to annul permanent resident of former refugees who were granted asylum in Canada and later returned to the country where they claimed face persecution, we ask you to take the same decision for those Iranian fake refugees who travel to Iran after being citizen of your country.  The governments of the world must be aware those kind of refugees who enter their country with lie and are able to travel to Iran again with no problem, could be Iranian regime's elements who act against your national security by spying and doing subversive actions in your country and also against other real Iranian refugees whose lives are threatened by Iranian regime. Or they are opportunists, using your free services for real refugees and making economical loss. They also damage your culture by bringing the fraud and lie into your country. Sincerely,Undersigned   در خواست لغو پناهندگی ایرانی هایی که به ایران سفر می کنند به دولتهای آزاد و دموکراتیک جهان ما گروهی از ایرانیان که بخاطر در خطربودن جانمان توسط دولت جمهوری اسلامی ایران به کشورهای شما پناه آورده ایم و همچنین ایرانیان درون مرز که تحت ستم جمهوری اسلامی ایران هستیم ضمن حمایت از "دولت کانادا " در باب باطل نمودن اقامت پناهندگان تقلبی از شما ، از دولت های دنیا نیز می خواهیم که تصمیم مشابه برای ایرانیان پناهنده دروغین که پس از گرفتن اقامت در کشور شما، مجددا به ایران سفر می کنند، اتخاذ نمایید. دولتهای جهان باید آگاه باشند که افرادی که این چنین به دروغ وارد کشورهای  دموکرات دنیا شده و مجددا قادر هستند به ایران سفر کنند، یا از عوامل جمهوری اسلامی هستند که امنیت ملی شما را به خطر می اندازند و اقدام به کارهای جاسوسی و خرابکارانه علیه کشور شما و ایرانیان که واقعا جانشان در خطر است می کنند و یا افرادی فرصت طلب هستند که از خدمات رایگان برای پناهندگان واقعی سو استفاده کرده و موجب ضرر و زیان های اقتصادی و فرهنگی در کشور شما شده و اصل تقلب و دروغ را به کشورهای شما وارد می کنند. با احترام،امضاء کنندگان ذیل

Mehdi Mirghaderi
427 supporters