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We Did It! Nadia and Nazmin get to stay!

UPDATE (10/1/11): Nadia and her mother, Nazmin, were set to be deported on Thursday, Sept. 29. However, because of the outpouring of support from all of you, they have been granted a stay of removal and will be able to stay in the U.S.! Nadia is thankful for all your help and support.

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URGENT: Nadia and her mother are scheduled to be deported back to Bangladesh on September 29 at 11am. They were denied motion to reopen their case after a mistake of the immigration judge. Please take action immediately to stop their deportation!

Nadia was brought to the U.S. when she was only a one year old. She is now 19 and a junior at Stony Brook University in New York studying Psychology. Nazmin's husband is a green card holder and she has three younger children, all of whom are U.S. citizens and need her to stay in the country.


1. Call DHS – Janet Napolitano (202-282-8495) and ICE – John Morton (202.732.3000)

Sample Script: "I am calling to ask that DREAM-Eligible student Nadia Habib (A# 073-588-622) and her mother Nazmin Habib (A#073-642-352) be allowed to stay in the U.S. Nadia came to the U.S. as a one year old and is studying Psychology. Nazmin is a contributing member of her community and provides for her three U.S. citizen children. Don't deport Nadia Habib and her mother Nazmin Habib."


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Nadia resting on her mother's arms as they're photographed by Immigration after they arrived in New York

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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 humbly request that you take immediate action to stop the deportation of DREAM Act-Eligible student, Nadia Habib (A# 073-588-622) and her mother Nazmin Habib (A#073-642-352).

Nadia arrived in the United States, from Bangladesh, in her mother’s arms as a one year old baby. Now as a 19 year old, Nadia has proven to be an outstanding student and her mother, Nazmin, is the wife of a green card holder and also the mother of three U.S. citizen children and a contributing member of her community. Despite living in the United States for most of Nadia’s life, they both find themselves fighting their deportation to a country they no longer call their home.

On September 10th, just weeks into her junior year of college, Nadia received terrifying news. She learned that she and her mother are scheduled for deportation on September 29th, 2011 at 11am. Tragically, Nadia and her mother’s immigration history culminated with an immigration judge denying their motion to reopen their case based on a clear and simple error committed by the judge. On July 31, 2000, Judge Sandy K. Hom issued a decision to deny the motion exclusively based on her failure to locate Physician Assistant Alan J. Pollack in NYS on-line professions database. The judge was unable to locate Mr. Pollack because she mistyped his registration number. This result is especially unfortunate because in his written note to the judge, Mr. Pollack instructed her to use the correct registration number.

Nadia has always been an outstanding student. She has attended the second best public high school in New York and is currently a junior at Stony Brook University, majoring in Psychology and minoring in Biology and Art. Nadia aspires to someday make a major contribution to the world of medicine as a pharmacist in drug research and discovery. Nadia is also very close to her parents and three younger siblings, all whom are U.S. citizens.

Nadia’s mother, Nazmin, is an exemplary wife and mother who has always been very involved in the lives of her four children. Since arriving in the United States, Nazmin has provided for her family, waking up every day to send her children to school and giving back to the community when time provides. Nazmin wants to be able to continue raising her children, 3 of whom are U.S. citizens. If deported, Nazmin and Nadia will be separated from their U.S. citizen family and the younger children will suffer tremendously.

Nadia would qualify for the DREAM Act, a narrowly tailored bill that majorities in both the House and Senate voted to support this past December. Both President Obama and Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano have stated that DREAM Act eligible youth are not a priority for deportation. In a recent announcement, Secretary Napolitano stated new guidelines for Prosecutorial Discretion. According to these guidelines, Nadia and her mother are not deemed a priority for removal by DHS and merit a favorable exercise of discretion.

Both Nadia and her mother, Nazmin, exemplify what it means to be an American and should be allowed to stay in the U.S. to live their American Dream. Nadia is a student majoring in Psychology with big dreams and aspirations. Nazmin is the wife of a green card holder and the mother of 3 U.S. citizen children who need her in the country. Please help keep Nadia and Nazmin in the country with their family and supportive community.

We, the undersigned, urge you to take immediate action to stop the deportation of Nadia Habib and her mother, Nazmin Habib.

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