Obama Keep Your Promise! Let DREAMer Erika Stay!
On Feb 9, Erika was pulled over for no reason after picking up a friend. The police officer decided to run her license plate while he was following her despite having committed no traffic infraction. When he approached Erika, he said “Since your license is expired, I suspect you are illegal” and called ICE on her.
Erika has been told she needs to leave the country by September 19. She is DREAM Act eligible and, according to President Obama, she should have never been put in deportation proceedings. Help us stop her deportation by making a call and signing the petition!
Make a Phone Call:
Call ICE Director John Morton (202) 732-3000
Sample Script: “Hi, I am calling to ask that you stop the deportation of DREAMer Erika Del Rio (A# 200-299-002). Erika has been living in Michigan for the past 15 years and has dreams of continuing her college education.President Obama has said DREAM Act students will no longer be deported, so why is Erika still fighting her deportation? Let Erika stay in the U.S."
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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 to stop the deportation of DREAM eligible youth Erika Del Rio (A# 200-299-002).
On February 9, Erika was pulled over for no reason after picking up a friend. The police officer decided to run her license plate while he was following her despite having committed no traffic infraction. When he approached Erika, he said “Since your license is expired, I suspect you are illegal” and called ICE on her.
Erika had to stand on a side street next to the highway until Border Patrol arrived to pick her up. Immigration officials detained her at Calhoun County Jail in Battle Creek, Michigan for a week until she was released on bond. Despite being DREAM Act eligible, the judge has told Erika she needs to leave the country by September 19th. According to President Obama, DREAM Act youth should not be facing deportation based on the June 15th memo by DHS. If this is true, Erika will be given deferred action immediately so she can stay in the U.S.
Erika was brought to the U.S. when she was only 12 years old. She is currently 29 years old and has been living in Michigan for 15 years. Erika attended Howell High School, where she was part of the school choir and the drama club. She was an exemplary student and obtained her high school diploma in 2000. She valued her education and attended Lansing Community College for a year and a half until she was forced to leave for financial reasons.
Erika is DREAM Act eligible and has no criminal record, making her a low-priority case. She is the perfect candidate for deferred action under the new memo issued by the Department of Homeland Security on June 15. From President Obama’s announcement, Erika should have never been put in deportation proceedings, yet she is still fighting deportation from the only country she knows. If deported, Erika will be separated from her mother and will be sent to a country where she knows no one.
We, the undersigned, urge you to stop the deportation of DREAM Act youth Erika Del Rio (A# 200-299-002).