Deported for Petting a Horse, Help Henry!
When hurricane Katrina hit Henry was the first to volunteer to help now he is facing immediate deportation for petting a police horse!
June 21st: ICE cites the John Morton discretion memo of 2011 in denying a Stay of Removal. Despite being low-priority Henry will be deported!
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Call ICE Director John Morton (202) 732-3000
Sample Script: “Hi, I am calling to ask that Henry Roche (A# 89446127) be allowed to stay in the U.S. After denied of political asylum, Henry has been working and studying hard in the US for the past 6 years pursing his dreams of becoming a dentist. Henry, according to John Morton’s memo, is a low-priority case and should NOT be deported. If deported, he faces life-threatening situations. Please stop his deportation."
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To Secretary Napolitano and Assistant Secretary John Morton:
We, the undersigned, write to request that you take action to immediately stop the deportation of Henry Roche (A# 89446127).
Henry Roche, a 26 year old resident of New Orleans faces the devastating reality of being removed from his family and deported to Guatemala in less than one week. Despite having lived in New Orleans for the past 6 years, ICE sees Henry and his family simply as a deportation case. They believe that separating his family and sending Henry back to Guatemala, the country where Henry and his family had faced acts of violence, extortion and a real concern for their safety, is justified as a moral action to be taken.
After being followed and threatened again by local criminals in Guatemala and experiencing the failed action of the local police to address the reports that he and his family had filed, Henry decided to take his dreams of becoming a dentist and join his family in the US. Henry’s family came to New Orleans to seek refuge and reunite with their relatives who have resided in New Orleans for over 36 years serving our country in the US military. A graduate of accounting from Guatemala, Henry came to the US to join his family and develop a better and safer life for himself.
Denied of political asylum despite having legitimized police reports of Henry and his family’s life threatening experiences, ICE then turned to assign a deportation order for the whole family. Henry, who also graduated with a accounting degree from Guatemala, has made the most of his opportunity living in the city, which has become his home, by splitting his days working and attending Delgado Community College part time in order to achieve his dream to become a dentist.
According to the memo issued by John Morton, Henry is a low-priority case and should be granted favorable use of prosecutorial discretion. If Henry is to be deported, not only will he be separated from his family, but his life may be put in grave danger from unstable security in Guatemala.
We, the undersigned, urge you to stop the deportation of Henry Roche (A# 89446127) immediately.