Stop Gustavo's Deportation!
URGENT: Gustavo is set to be deported on December 16th! Please take immediate action to stop his deportation by signing the petition and making the call!
Gustavo has been living in the United States since he was 7 years old. Now 19, he is a senior at Centennial High School in Oregon, set to graduate this January. Gustavo dreams of becoming a firefighter to help his community. If he is deported, he won't be able to fulfill his dream and will be separated from his family.
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TAKE ACTION - MAKE A CALL:
1. Call DHS – Janet Napolitano (202-282-8495) and ICE – John Morton (202.732.3000)
Sample Script: "I am calling to ask that DREAM-Eligible student Gustavo Romero Alvarez (A# 200-681-739) be allowed to stay in the U.S. Gustavo came to the United States when he was only 7 years old. He will be graduating from high school in Oregon next year and dreams of becoming a firefighter. Don't deport DREAMer Gustavo Romero Alvarez."
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To Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security, John Morton and Secretary of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano:
We, the undersigned, write to request that you take immediate action in stopping the deportation of DREAM Act eligible student Gustavo Romero Alvarez (A# 200-681-739)
Gustavo was born in Tepic Nayarit, Mexico and arrived to the United States in the year 2000 at the age of 7. He has been living in the state of Oregon since 2004, after he and his family moved from California. Gustavo, now 19 years old and a senior at Centennial High School in Gresham, Oregon, has been looking forward to graduating from Centennial High in January of 2012. However he may never get the opportunity to walk with his classmates at his graduation ceremony because he is set to return to Mexico, a country he remembers nothing of, by December 16, 2011.
Gustavo’s dream is to be able to graduate from high school and attend Mt.Hood Community College in pursuit of becoming a Firefighter. Gustavo is amazing young man who wants nothing more than to graduate and contribute to this country that he loves and considers his home. If given the opportunity Gustavo would be the first in his family to graduate from high school.
Gustavo would qualify for the DREAM Act, a narrowly tailored bill that majorities of both the Senate and the House voted to support last December. The bill would allow for undocumented youth who, like Gustavo, were brought here at a young age, to earn legal status upon completion of two years of military service or two years of college.
Both president Obama and Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano have mentioned that DREAM Act eligible youth are not a priority for deportation. In a recent announcement , Secretary Napolitano stated new guidelines for Prosecutorial Discretion. According to these guidelines Gustavo is not deemed a priority for removal by DHS and merits a favorable exercise of discretion.
We, the undersigned, urge you to stop the deportation of Gustavo Romero Alvarez (A# 200-681-739).