We Did It: Mahendra was released!
UPDATE: Thanks to you, Mahendra was released from detention. We will keep you updated on his case. Thank you!
Mehandra is currently being held at the Broward Immigration Detention in Florida. Being a gay man, Mahendra fears for his life if he's deported to Indonesia. His sister has already received calls from people who want to do Mahendra harm. Please help us stop his deportation so he can stay safe in the United States!
Make a Phone Call:
Call ICE Director John Morton (202) 732-3000
Sample Script: “Hi, I am calling to ask that Mahendra Sugiarto (A# 96292480) be released from the Broward Immigration Facility in Florida and that his deportation be stopped. Mahendra has been in the U.S. for 12 years and fears being persecuted in Indonesia for being gay. Mahendra's life is in danger if he's deported. Let Mahendra stay in the U.S. and release him from detention."
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To Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security, John Morton; and Secretary of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano:
We, the undersigned, call for the immediate release of Mahendra Sugiarto (A96292480) from Broward Immigration Facility in Florida and urge ICE to stop his deportation.
Mahendra was picked up by immigration officials at his home in Sarasota, Florida on Memorial Day. Despite being a low-priority case, he is still being held at Broward Immigration Facility and awaits deportation to Indonesia. Mahendra escaped Indonesia after being a target because of his sexual orientation. Mahendra’s sister has received numerous calls from individuals who are awaiting Mahendra’s return so they can do him harm. If deported, his life will be in danger.
Mahendra has been living in the United States for nearly 12 years. He has been working at the same job and living in the same house in Florida for the past 10 years. Mahendra has no criminal record and has filed taxes annually. He is loved by his family and his community, who fear for Mahendra’s life if he is forced to return to Indonesia. Being a gay man, Mahendra is fearful he will be persecuted in Indonesia because of his sexuality.
According to the memo issued by John Morton, Mahendra is a low-priority case and should be granted favorable exercise of prosecutorial discretion. Mahendra has no criminal background and is a perfect candidate for discretion. Mahendra’s sister has already been attacked because of her relationship to Mahendra and she fears for his life if he is deported.
We, the undersigned, urge you to release Mahendra Sugiarto (A96292480) from Broward Immigration Facility in Florida and ask that ICE to stop his deportation.