Another Low-Priority Deportation: Qing Will Be Imprisoned If Deported To China!
Qing has been detained at Bedford Heights City Jail in Ohio for over 3 months, even though he is a low-priority case and has 2 U.S. citizen children who need him.
Qing fled China to escape imprisonment after his brother broke the one-child policy. Qing would be imprisoned and starved and his wife would be forced to undergo sterilization, if he's sent back!
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Call ICE Director John Morton 202-732-3000 or 202-732-3100
Sample Script: “I am calling to ask that you release Qing Xiong Liu (A#077 242 579) from Bedford Heights City Jail in Ohio. Qing fled China 14 years ago to escape being imprisoned by authorities because his brother violated the one-child policy. They have threatened to put him in jail if he returns. Qing has 2 U.S. citizen children and is a low-priority deportation. He should've never been detained under the Morton Memo. Let Qing go!"
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To Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security, John Morton; and Secretary of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano:
I am writing to call for the immediate release of Qing Xiong Liu (A#077 242 579) from Bedford Heights City Jail in Ohio and urge that you take immediate action to stop his deportation.
On April 2nd, 2012, Qing Xiong Liu was sitting on a bus traveling from New York City to Ohio when the bus was stopped. The bus driver reported that police officers had been following the bus for a while, perhaps noting that the bus left Chinatown picking up mostly immigrants. Although the officers had no probable cause to pull over the bus, they proceeded to board the bus and ask the passengers for proof of U.S. ID. When Qing Xiong Liu was unable to produce U.S. ID, the officers arrested him and brought him to Bedford Heights Jail in Ohio where he has spent the last three months.
Qing Xiong Liu arrived in the United States in 1998. He fled China to escape being imprisoned as a prisoner since Family-planning officials were actively searching for him. Qing Xiong's brother had violated the one-child policy, and the province where Qing Xiong's family lived was notorious for punishing relatives of people who had violated the one-child policy. Recognizing the danger that he was in, Qing Xiong Liu left China for America where he sought political asylum.
For the past 14 years, Qing Xiong has been working as a chef in the U.S. -- the sole provider for his family. In fact, Qing Xiong was traveling on the bus for work reasons when he was caught. He has two young children, both U.S. citizens, who ask for their father every day and are extremely depressed due to their separation.
Family-planning officials have threatened to imprison Qing Xiong if returns to China. Additionally, Qing Xiong faces the double threat of his wife violating the one-child policy. Qing Xiong recalls that people imprisoned in China due to family members violating the one-child policy are often starved, while women who have given birth more than once are forced to undergo sterilization. It would be dangerous for Qing Xiong to bring both of his children back to China and if he was sent back to China, his children would be forced to grow up in the U.S. without a father.
According to the memo issued by John Morton, Qing Xiong is a low-priority case and should be granted favorable exercise of prosecutorial discretion. He has no criminal record and instead is the victim of racial profiling. He has demonstrated reasonable fear of returning to China but yet remains detained despite the danger he faces. Please help keep Qing Xiong in the country that he considers home so that he can remain with his family.
I urge you to release Qing Xiong Liu from Bedford Heights City Jail and call on ICE to stop his deportation.