Victory: Ivan's Deportation Stalled
Because of your outpouring of support Ivan has not yet been deported. He was given a chance to stay longer and fight his case.
Ivan is currently pushing ICE to grant his request for deferred action and he is working with local organizations to make the DREAM Act a reality for all of us.
Join him in his fight, http://www.dreamact.com
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To Sen. Stabenow, Sen. Levin, Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security, John Morton, and Secretary of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano:
I write to humbly request that you take action to immediately halt the deportation of Ivan Nikolov, A#078-251-095. He is eligible for the DREAM Act and would be a great asset to this country.
In May, Ivan and his mother were picked up in an immigration raid on their home. Ivan was told that in 2002, when he was just 12, he missed a court date at which he was ordered removed from this country. Ivan’s mother was deported on Friday, August 6th and Ivan himself is set to be deported any day now.
Ivan immigrated to the United States from Russia when he was just 11 years old, he does not remember much about the journey to America, nor did he even know he was undocumented until he was 15 and asking his parents about getting a drivers permit. Ivan embodies what it means to be an American and it would be a shame to deport him now.
Ivan has been a long-standing resident of Michigan, he has a fiancée who he has been with for over three years, it would be a great loss to his family and his community should he be deported.
If deported Ivan would not be able to survive in Russian, he barely speaks the language and has very little family there. Ivan dreams of studying film or music. He loves his pets and his many friends in the US. Please take action now to prevent his deportation.