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Stop Erick's Deportation!

Erick's future will be decided in a few days. On July 19th, an immigration judge will decide if Erick can stay home in the U.S. Please take action now to stop his deportation: Sign the petition and make the calls!

Erick came to the United States when he was only two years old. Now 22, he has lived in North Carolina for the majority of his life. One night driving home from the gym, Erick Velazquillo was pulled over in Matthews, North Carolina for driving with his high beams on. He was arrested and spent 3 days in jail.


On July 19, a judge in immigration court in Charlotte, North Carolina might send him back to a country he doesn't remember. Erick is an athlete and an aspiring nutritionist; he has every desire to stay and live in the U.S. as the American he already is. If deported, he will be sent back to a country he hasn’t been to in 20 years!

PLEASE FORWARD THIS PETITION AND ACTION ALERT TO 5 OF YOUR FRIENDS!


1. Call Senator Hagan (
202-224-6342)

Sample Script: "
Hi, I was calling to ask that Senator Hagan introduce a private bill for Erick Velazquillo (A# 200-97-0380). Erick has been living in the United States since he was 2 years old. If deported, he will be returned to a country he hasn’t been to in 20 years. Erick wants to contribute to this country as a nutritionist. Please introduce a private bill for Erick."

2. Call DHS – Janet Napolitano (202-282-8495) and ICE – John Morton (202.732.3000)

Sample Script: "Hi, I was calling to ask that Erick Velazquillo's deportation be deferred
. Erick (A# 200-97-0380) has been living in the United States since he was 2 years old. If deported, he will be returned to a country he hasn’t been to in 20 years. Erick wants to contribute to this country as a nutritionist. Don’t deport Erick."

3. Sign the petition to your right and ask all of your friends to sign it! 

Together we can stop Erick's deportation, please take 5 minutes and complete these 3 easy steps!

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The Petition

To Senator Kay Hagan, Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security, John Morton, and Secretary of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano:

We, the undersigned, write to humbly request that you take action to immediately stop the deportation of Erick Velazquillo (A#200970380).

Erick came to the United States when he was only two years old. Now 22, he has lived in North Carolina for the majority of his life. Despite having lived in the United States for 20 years and considering this country his home, Erick finds himself fighting his deportation to a country he no longer remembers.

One night driving home from the gym, Erick Velazquillo was pulled over in Matthews, North Carolina for driving with his high beams on. After telling the officer that his ID was in his gym bag, the officer searched his car. Upon finding it and seeing a surname, the officer assumed Erick was giving him false information. He was arrested for driving without a license and giving fictitious information to an officer. He spent three days in jail before his family was able to pay his immigration bond. Erick left humiliated, being treated like a criminal.

On July 19, a judge in immigration court in Charlotte, North Carolina might send him back to a country he doesn't remember. Erick is an athlete and an aspiring nutritionist; he has every desire to stay and live in the U.S. as the American he already is.

In North Carolina, undocumented immigrants can no longer get drivers licenses. The people who do have them will soon see them expire and will be unable to renew them, leaving them vulnerable to dragnet programs like 287(g) and Secure Communities. Despite the memo by DHS Assistant Secretary John Morton, there are no guarantees that ICE field offices will stop putting undocumented youth in deportation proceedings. That is why you need to take action.

Erick would qualify for the DREAM Act, a narrowly tailored bill that majorities in both the House and the Senate voted to support this past December. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and President Obama have both stated that deporting DREAM-eligible youth is not a priority. We ask that you immediately take action to stop Erick’s deportation so he can continue to contribute to his community.

If deported, Erick would be returned to a country he no longer considers his home. Please take action to stop his deportation.

We, the undersigned, urge you to take immediate action to stop Erick Velazquillo’s deportation.

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