Another Low-Priority Deportation: Inga Has Been Detained For Two and a Half Years!
Inga has been detained at Broward for two and a half years! She has a 5 year old son who has spent half of his life without his mom. Inga's sister is sponsoring her for a green card and she has already been approved for a work permit. Why is Inga still detained?
For every day that Inga is detained, tax-payers spend $166. Inga is a low-priority case under the Morton Memo, yet tax-payers have spent over $151,000 keeping Inga away from her family!
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“Hi, I am calling to ask that the Senator take a position on the case of Inga Barysheva (A# 016-087-611) from Broward Transitional Center. Inga has been detained for 2 and a half years, even though she's a low-priroty case according to the Morton Memo. She needs to be released and reunited with her 5 year old U.S. citizen son. Why won't the Senator take a position on this case and issue a letter of support?"
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To Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security, John Morton; and Secretary of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano:
I am writing to call for the immediate release of Inga Barysheva (A# 016-087-611) from Broward Transitional Center and urge you to immediately stop her deportation. Inga has been detained for two and a half years, away from her 5 year old son, and must be released immediately.
On May 17, 2010 Inga Barysheva was detained after filing for asylum due to death threats made by her child's father if she were to ever return to Ukraine. Inga has currently spent the past two and a half years detained at Broward Transitional Center in Florida. Her five-year-old son Marco is a U.S. citizen and has spent half of his life growing up without his mother. In addition to Inga's son, her mother is a permanent resident and her sister is a U.S. citizen.
ICE has previously attempted to deport Inga but she refused to board the plane. ICE now threatens to sedate her in order to deport her. Inga's sister is sponsoring her for a green card and Inga has been approved for a work permit, but yet ICE is still holding her in detention wasting $166 of taxpayer dollars every day she is detained. Tax-payers have already spent over $151,000 keeping Inga detained, away from her family.
At 28 years old, Inga is a talented individual who fluently speaks six languages and holds a master's degree in philology. When released, Inga hopes to continue her career of teaching English. She has no criminal history and longs for nothing more than to be reunited with her family. Instead of utilizing Inga's linguistic talents, ICE refuses to release her from detention until she is on a plane back to Ukraine.
According to the memo issued by John Morton, Inga is a low-priority case and should be released immediately and granted favorable exercise of prosecutorial discretion. Inga has tried to contact the national immigration office via mail on numerous occasions but the detention guards gave her back her mail and told her it was useless to contact anyone higher up. Inga has been in detention for two and a half years away from her son and her family. She must be released so she can be reunited with them.
I urge you to release Inga Barysheva from Broward Transitional Center and stop her deportation.