Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles
Release a U.S. citizen's mom from detention so that she can lay her husband to rest - #4mymom:
MIRE EL VIDEO EN ESPAŇOL: http://youtu.be/6wmtkP48jko TAKE ACTION: As an organization that helps immigrant families we were devastated to see another family suffer at the hands of our broken immigration system, especially in a case like Karlo Campana’s which includes extraordinary circumstances. Karlo’s father died of cancer a few days ago and he needs his mother by his side to offer emotional support and help lay his father to rest, something that isn’t possible because currently she is detained by immigration authorities. We need to pressure the Obama administration to release his mother with enough time to attend the funeral. YOU CAN HELP BRING THIS FAMILY TOGETHER: SIGN & SHARE THE PETITION on your social media networks to help Karlo get the support he needs during this difficult time. - #4mymom Karlo Campana is one of over 200,000 U.S. citizen children who have experienced the deportation of a parent. Unfortunately in this case Karlo, the 22-year old college student, suffers from epilepsy stage 3. This condition causes him to black out, which places him in danger at any moment that he is alone. He is especially at risk not having his parents by his side and being an only child. We believe that no child should ever have to go through the loss of a family member by himself if he doesn’t have to. We encourage you to sign and share this petition to raise awareness about the families that are suffering at the hands of a broken immigration system so that we can bring about comprehensive immigration reform that helps keep families together. Karlo’s mother was deported in 2011 after she fell victim to immigration fraud. She fears having to stay in Peru because during her time there she has been the victim of crimes. Karlo not only fears that he will lose another member of his family, but he fears that his mother won’t be by his side to say goodbye to her husband and lay him to rest. If his mother is not released with enough time, Karlo will have to lay his father to rest on his own. If Karlo’s mom is released on time Karlo won’t have to suffer this loss alone. He needs his mom during this emotional time and he needs your help. URGENT: The Campana family needs your signature right now! They need to be together to endure this emotionally painful process. Help sign this petition to request that president Obama allow Mrs. Campana to be by her son’s side so that she may lay her husband to rest and provide Karlo with the emotional support and care that he needs. Share the petition on your social media networks to help bring this family together. -#4mymom HIJO PIDE QUE OBAMA LIBERE A SU MADRE DE DETENCIÓN PARA QUE PUEDA ACOMPAÑARLO EN EL FUNERAL DE SU PADRE: Mire el video en español: http://youtu.be/6wmtkP48jko URGENTE: El padre de Karlo falleció hace unos días y ahora Karlo necesita que firmes esta petición y la compartas en tus redes sociales lo más pronto posible para que su madre sea liberada de detención y pueda ayudarle a Karlo a hacer los arreglos funerarios y estar a su lado durante este tiempo difícil. Juntos podemos ayudar a Karlo. - #4mymom Karlo Campana es uno de más de 200,000 hijos ciudadanos que han sufrido la deportación de un padre. Recientemente su padre, el señor Carlos Campana, perdió su batalla con el cáncer y ahora Karlo se encuentra sin el apoyo apropiado de su madre quien fue deportada en el 2011 después de ser victima de un fraude migratorio. La señora Natalia Campana ha vivido en Perú por los últimos 3 años en los cuales no ha podido estar presente para ayudar a su esposo e hijo en esta gran batalla que se acaba de perder. Inclusive, durante su estadía en Perú la señora Campana ha sido victima de crímenes. Karlo no sólo teme perder a otro miembro de su familia, pero teme que su madre no podrá estar presente para despedirse del señor Campana por última vez y que no podrá apoyarlo durante esta circunstancia difícil. TOMA ACCIÓN: ¡La familia Campana necesita tu firma ahorita! Karlo necesita el apoyo de su mamá para hacer los arreglos funerarios. Firma esta petición urgiendo al presidente Obama que libere a la señora Campana de detención para que pueda ayudar a su hijo con los arreglos funerarios y pueda atender el servicio de su difunto esposo. Comparte la petición en tus redes sociales para que juntos podamos traerle a esta familia el apoyo que necesita en este tiempo difícil.
Sign AB 1024 & allow immigrants to fulfill their potential as attorneys
TAKE ACTION: Sign this petition and share it on your social media networks to help get this measure passed in California. AB 1024 would allow professionals in California to practice law regardless of their immigrant status. By signing this petition you are urging Governor Jerry Brown to sign AB 1024 into law and make California a leading state that supports the dreams of undocumented professionals. Governor Brown has until October 13 to sign AB 1024 into law for California. We must act quickly and spread the word to gain as much support as possible for this measure. AB 1024 could help set a precedent for many other states throughout our nation. Stand up for the dreams of these professionals by signing your name to this petition and urging your friends and family to do the same. THE MEASURE: AB 1024 would grant professionals without documents the right to practice law in California. AB 1024 was inspired by the case of Sergio C. Garcia, a childhood arrival defending his dream to practice law in the United States. The measure was created by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) with the support of the California Latino Legislative Caucus. Our country's broken immigration system has directly contributed to leaving many undocumented professionals unable to practice law even though they meet the necessary requirements. AB 1024 would allow professionals in California to practice law regardless of their immigrant status and it could set a precedent for other states to follow. AB 1024: When Sergio Garcia presented his case before the California Supreme Court judges suggested that California legislature had to decide whether or not professionals without documents would be admitted to the California State Bar. The Supreme Court of California indicated that it was legislator’s responsibility to make this decision and the focus then turned to the language of law. It was then that Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez and the California Latino Legislative Caucus created AB 1024. The rapid response of Gonzalez and the Latino Caucus in a matter of days rallied momentum and support in the community for the measure. AB 1024 passed in the Senate with a 28-5 vote and it passed in the Assembly with a bipartisan support of 60-3. It is now up to Governor Brown to sign AB 1024 into law for the state of California. There are individuals in the U.S. who have passed the bar that are waiting for a license to practice their profession. The decision on AB 1024 in California could help set a precedent to help make their dream a reality. Stand up for these dreams by signing this petition.
Support Sergio Garcia's American DREAM to practice law
THE DREAM: Sergio Garcia passed the California State Bar exam in 2009. He was sworn in, admitted to the bar, and granted a license to practice law in California. Finally, after all his hard work, Sergio was able to experience his dream as an attorney, a dream that only lasted two weeks until it was torn out of his hands. The Department of Justice has opposed Sergio’s admission to the state bar because of his immigration status, even though that is not one of the requirements for admission to practice law in California. Sadly, Sergio’s case is not an isolated anomaly. Our country's broken immigration system has directly contributed to leaving many young undocumented men and women studying law or medicine unable to practice their professions. They are unable to obtain a state license to practice even after they have completed all the necessary requirements. #1ofmany TAKE ACTION: Sergio's case will be heard by the California Supreme court on September 4, 2013. A decision in Sergio's favor could possibly set precedent for many others out there who have the same anxiety, fears, and trepidations. Help Sergio and others in the same situation by taking action and signing this petition. Share his story with your friends and family on your social media profiles and defend Sergio’s right to dream and be the best public servant he can be for those in need. THE STORY: Sergio has been residing in the U.S. from a very young age. He came to this country with his mother and siblings to reunite with his working father. When he came to America, he saw the potential to accomplish his dream of becoming an attorney in a country where justice exists. When Sergio’s parents began their life in the U.S. as farm workers they dreamt of a better life for Sergio and his siblings. For that reason, they made it a point to place a high value on the pursuit of an education. Coming from a poor family, his mother always encouraged him to study hard and accomplish his dreams. Sergio is one of thousands of sons and daughters of U.S. citizens who have had a family petition pending. Sergio’s petition has been pending for the past 18 years. Under current immigration law, he will not be able to apply for his residency for another five to ten years. Even though organizations such as the Dream Bar Association, the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials Educational Fund, the Asian Pacific American Legal center, Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, the Asian Law Alliance, the California Attorney General Kamala Harris and many others have submitted briefs in an effort to advocate for Sergio’s American dream of practicing law, the Department of Justice opposes that Sergio be licensed to practice law in the State of California. On September 4, 2013 the Department of Justice will be making its case against Sergio’s American dream. There are no words to explain how Sergio felt when his dream of becoming an attorney was taken away from him shortly after it came true. Your efforts in signing this petition and sharing it on your social media pages will help put pressure on the Department of Justice to let Sergio fulfill his life-long American dream of practicing law.