Stop Lourdes' Deportation!
URGENT: Help us stop the deportation of Lourdes Salazar Bautista (A# 075-414-900). In June 2010, Lourdes was arrested in front of her house with her children watching. She now faces deportation and has to present a one-way flight ticket to Mexico on November 7th!
Lourdes came to the United States in 1997 looking for a better life. She has three U.S citizen children who need her to care for them, as their father and Lourdes' husband was deported last year. Lourdes is all they have.
Please help us stop Lourdes' deportation by taking these two easy steps:
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 the deportation of Lourdes Salazar Bautista (A# 075-414-900) be stopped so she can remain in the United States with her children. Lourdes has 3 U.S. citizen children who need her in the country. She is a good mother and a beloved member of her community. President Obama said he wasn't going to deport people like Lourdes. Don't deport Lourdes Salazar Bautista."
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To Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security, John Morton and Secretary of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano:
We, the undersigned, write to humbly request that you take immediate action to stop the deportation of Lourdes Salazar Bautista (A# 075-414-900).
In June 2010, Lourdes was in the parking lot of her house getting ready to drop her daughter off at school when she was surrounded by ICE officers who proceeded to arrest her. Despite having a U.S. citizen brother who had petitioned for Lourdes, she was detained and kept in custody for a month. Lourdes has an order of deportation and needs to present herself to ICE officials with a one-way ticket to Mexico, a country she hasn’t been to in 14 years.
Lourdes came to the United States in 1997 with hopes of creating a better life for herself and her husband. Soon after her arrival, she became pregnant with the couple’s first daughter. The couple now has three U.S. citizen children ages 13, 9, and 7 who need Lourdes to stay in the United States with them. Lourdes’ husband was deported back to Mexico in 2010; Lourdes is the only parent these children have. If she is deported, she will be separated from her 3 children and they will grow up without their mother or father.
Lourdes is an exemplary mother and member of her community. She has owned her house in Ann, Arbor, Michigan for over ten years and attends church regularly. Lourdes’ three children are well-adjusted in school, but they are traumatized by their father’s deportation and possible deportation of their mother that they have needed therapy to help them cope with the difficult situation. Lourdes’ 9 year old daughter suffers from ADD and needs to take medication on a regular basis. If Lourdes is deported, her daughter won’t be able to receive the medical attention she needs.
In a recent announcement published on August 18, 2011, Secretary Napolitano stated the administration is implementing Prosecutorial Discretion in cases involving families like Lourdes’. Lourdes has 3 U.S. citizen children, a U.S. citizen brother who has petitioned for her, and has lived in the United States for 14 years. According to the new guidelines, Lourdes is not deemed a priority for removal by DHS and merit a favorable exercise of discretion. We ask that you immediately take action to stop the deportation of Lourdes so she can stay in the United States with her children and community.
We, the undersigned, urge you to stop the deportation of Lourdes Salazar Bautista (A# 075-414-900).