Stop Pedro's Deportation!
UPDATE: Last year, Pedro was facing deportation but was allowed to stay thanks to everyone taking action. One year later, Pedro was denied his deferred action renewal and is facing deportation, once again.
In the past year, Pedro's U.S. citizen girlfriend gave birth to their first son. Pedro and his girlfriend are now planning their wedding, but risk separation if Pedro is deported.
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Call ICE - John Morton - 202.732.3000
Sample call-in script: "Hi I was calling to ask that Pedro Gutierrez's (A#88 769 334) deportation be deferred. Pedro has been living here since he was 7 and he has no family back in Mexico. He has a U.S. citizen son who is only months old and needs him by his side. If allowed to stay, Pedro will continue to fight to be able to serve this nation as a Marine. Don't deport Pedro."
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To Sen. McCain, Sen. Kyl, Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security, John Morton, and Secretary of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano:
We the undersigned write to request that you take action to immediately stop the deportation of Pedro Guttierez (A#88 769 334).
Pedro Gutierrez was born in Mexico but was brought to the United States at the age of 7. After growing up in this country and facing numerous obstacles, he is committed to serve this country by joining the US Marine Corps. Pedro was recently denied his deferred action renewal, despite being eligible for the DREAM Act, and faces deportation.
Pedro is an amazingly resilient and promising young person. Both of his parents suffered from substance abuse issues. Pedro was taken in and raised by his loving grandmother, who brought him to Arizona for a brighter future. Pedro’s grandmother died when he was kid, and he was abandoned by his grandfather, leaving Pedro homeless and with no family either in Arizona or in Mexico. Now, Pedro has a U.S. citizen girlfriend and intends on getting married. He is also the father of a U.S. citizen son who is only months old.
In the face of incredible adversity, Pedro has managed to not only survive, but to thrive. He attributes much of that to the opportunities afforded to him in the United States. Pedro is admired by many for his spirit and tenacity, and, perhaps most of all for his desire to give back to his country by joining the US Marine Corps. The local recruiting officer, who Pedro has been in constant communication with, considers him the perfect candidate.
Pedro is eligible for the DREAM Act. According to the memo issued by John Morton, he is not a priority for deportation and should be granted favorable exercise of prosecutorial discretion. Pedro exemplifies what it means to be an American; what it means to stand up to adversity with dignity, strength and a passion for serving others. He should be allowed to live the American dream and serve our country. If Pedro is deported, he will be separated from his soon-to-be wife and U.S. citizen son and sent to a country where he has no family or friends.
We, the undersigned, urge you to stop the deportation of Pedro Guttierez (A#88 769 334).