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Obama Deports 14 year old on Sunday!

Is this the immigration reform President Obama promised us?

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Today is Sunday, meaning Senator Menendez's office is closed, and so we need to hit the twitter sphere and make some noise. Will you help us by sending Senator Menendez this message?

petition @SenatorMenendez to Do the right thing! stop 9th graders #deportation Sunday 9pm http://act.ly/5tg RT to sign

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The Petition

To Presdident Obama, 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 Act student Victoria Valdez (A #205-016-284) and Carina Veronica Valdez (A# 201-246-049).

Victoria was brought to the US when she was only 3 years old. Carina, Victoria’s mother wanted to give her little girl a better future, something she couldn’t do in Argentina. She worked hard to provide Victoria with everything she needed, including a good education.

Now, 14-year-old Victoria dreams of being able to stay in this country and go to college. She wants to become a lawyer or a veterinarian, something she decided when she was only in seventh grade. Her mother always told her that her only responsibility was to go to school and get good grades, and that she would do everything to make sure Victoria made it to college. But all that changed last December when ICE showed up at her mother’s job after she filed a restraining order against someone ICE was looking for.

Victoria and her mother were put in deportation proceedings and are now being told that they must leave the country on Sunday, April 29. Victoria has spent her last eleven birthdays in the US, but if deported she will be spending her fifteenth birthday, which is in a month, in a country she has no memory of.

Victoria has worked hard to always get the best grades, and has received several awards for her dedication and academic excellence. The US has invested in her education since pre-kinder and now as a ninth grader she is determined to go to law school. Several colleges have already expressed interest in having Victoria as a student. Even the Coast Guard has recognized Victoria’s value and contribution to this country. But ICE wants to deport her and shatter all her dreams.

ICE has already deported her father, and forced her aunt, Jordana Vera, to spend nine months in detention before being released a couple of weeks ago.

Victoria would be eligible for the DREAM Act. According to the memo issued by John Morton, Victoria and Carina are not a priority for deportation and should be granted favorable exercise of prosecutorial discretion.

We, the undersigned, urge you to stop the deportation of Victoria Valdez (A# 205-016-284) and Carina Veronica Valdez (A# 201-246-049).

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