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Stop Brenda and Luisa's Deportation!

Luisa and her mother Brenda fought their deportation and won a one-year stay which is set to expire on June 30, 2012. Both came to the U.S. when Luisa was only 4 months old. She is now attending college and Brenda works and cares for her two younger U.S. citizen daughters. Please help us stop their deportation!

PLEASE FORWARD THIS PETITION AND ACTION ALERT TO 5 OF YOUR FRIENDS!


Make a Phone Call

1. Call ICE – John Morton (202.732.3000)

Sample Script: "I am calling to ask that Luisa Argueta (A#074-800-131) and Brenda Gutierrez-Samayoa (A#074-800-130) be allowed to stay in the U.S. Luisa, and her mother Brenda, have been living in the country since Luisa was 4 months old. Now 20, Luisa wishes to continue with her education and study History. Brenda is a law-abiding and tax-paying mother of Luisa and 2 U.S. citizen children who need her in the U.S. Please don't separate this family. Don't deport Brenda and Luisa."

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The Petition

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 to stop the deportation of mother and daughter, Brenda Gutierrez Samayoa (A#074-800-130) and Luisa Argueta (A#074-800-131).

Luisa and her mother, Brenda, came to the United States when Luisa was only four months old. Both Brenda and Luisa consider California their home and for the last 20 years, they have been law-abiding and contributing members of their community. Both were granted a one year stay that will expire on June 30, 2012. Despite being a low-priority case, they continue to fight their deportation to Guatemala.

Luisa considers herself an American and is an exemplary student. She was enrolled at a private Christian school from 1st grade to 12th grade and graduated from high school in 2010. Luisa just finished her Spring semester at Diablo Valley College where she is majoring in History. She plans to transfer to a 4 year university after the next academic year to continue with her studies. Luisa and her mother are also members of Iglesia Biblica Bautista de Antioquia and have attended the church for the majority of Luisa’s life.

Brenda, Luisa’s mother, is married to a lawful U.S. permanent resident who has raised Luisa as her own daughter for most of her life. Brenda and her husband also have two U.S. citizen daughters, Ana, who is 7 years old and Daniela, who is 6 years old. Daniela, the youngest, suffers from a rare blood disorder that requires constant care and attention. Brenda and Luisa have cared for Daniela for many years. If they are sent back to Guatemala, this entire family will suffer and Daniela won’t receive the care she needs.

Luisa is DREAM Act eligible. According to the memo issued by John Morton, both Luisa and Brenda are low-priority cases and should be granted favorable exercise of prosecutorial discretion. Brenda has a loving husband and 2 U.S. citizen daughters who depend on her to care for them. Luisa has dreams of continuing her education and study History. This family will continue to give back to the only country they call home. Please help keep this family together by taking action to stop Brenda and Luisa’s deportation.

We, the undersigned, urge you to take immediate action to stop the deportation of Luisa Argueta and her mother, Brenda Gutierrez Samayoa.

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