Sen. Nelson why won't you support Little Samuel's Father?
** Update 8/28/12
TODAY: Help us get 150 calls to Senator Nelson - "Bring little Samuel's dad home!"
Washington D.C.: 202-224-5274
Tampa: 813- 225-7040
"Hi, I was calling to ask that Senator Nelson take a stand for Samuel Soto and ask that ICE stop his deportation. Yes Samuel was deported once before but this does not make him in-eligible for discretion. Why won't the Senator write a letter of support? Has the Senator called John Morton or Janet Napolitano directly?"
Senator Nelson has the power to do the following:
1. Introduce a private bill (doesn't even have to pass, just get introduced); and/or
2. Make a direct call to Janet Napolitano and/or John Morton, the director of ICE / DHS; and/or
3. Issue a public letter of support calling on ICE/DHS to stop the deportation of Samuel Soto.
The Senator's response? "I have not written a letter of support in 30-years."
Make a call and push the Senator to take a stand, tell him to help bring little Samuel's father home!
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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 Samuel Isaul Soto (A# 072 999 560) from Broward Transitional Center in Florida and urge that you take immediate action to stop his deportation.
On May 16, 2012, Samuel was stopped by a police officer for no reason and was arrested for driving with an expired license. Despite being a low-priority case, Samuel was transferred to Broward Transitional Center where he has been ever since. Samuel has been married to his wife for 11 years and they have four children together, their youngest daughter is only 2 years old.
Samuel was deported once in 1997, but returned in 1999 because he couldn’t bear to be away from his family. He is now at risk of being deported at any moment because his stay of deportation application was denied. Samuel has 4 children who rely on him for emotional and financial support. All of Samuel’s children are in school and are great students, but the detention of their father has been affecting them in their school work.
According to the memo issued by John Morton, Samuel is a low-priority case and should be released and granted favorable exercise of prosecutorial discretion. Samuel has no criminal record and has tried to fix his legal status by applying for a visa petition. He has been living in the U.S. for 13 years. This is his home and his family needs him. Samuel is known in his community for being a good person, a hard worker, and a loving father and husband.
I urge you to release Samuel Isaul Soto from Broward Transitional Center and call on ICE to stop his deportation.