Stop Julio's Deportation!
URGENT: Julio has a court hearing on October 12 where he could be ordered removed. Please take immediate action to stop his deportation by signing the petition and making a call!
In 2008, Julio was on a work related trip when his car broke down. Instead of helping him, the county sheriff arrested Julio for not having proper documentation. Julio spent 3 days in jail when ICE agents picked him up. He's now fighting deportation to a country he hasn't been to in 18 years!
Julio is only asking for the opportunity to continue with his education and contribute to the only country he calls home. Please sign his petition to stop his deportation!
PLEASE FORWARD THIS PETITION AND ACTION ALERT TO 5 OF YOUR FRIENDS!
Make a Phone Call
1. Call DHS – Janet Napolitano (202-282-8495) and ICE – John Morton (202.732.3000)
Sample Script: "I am calling to ask that Julio Tellez (A# 088 914 801) be allowed to stay in the U.S. Julio has been living in the country since he was 6 years old. If deported, he will be returned to a country he hasn't been to in 18 years. Julio wants to study Civil Engineering and is an asset to this country. Please don't deport Julio."
Sign the Petition:
Please sign the petition to your right and ask all of your contacts to do the same.
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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 Julio Tellez (A# 088 914 801)
Julio was brought to the United States when he was only 6 years old. His mom was fleeing a violent relationship to protect herself and her two young children. The abuse they suffered from Julio's father left emotional scars on the whole family. He grew up here, went to school, was involved in extracurriuculars in high school, and with the help of counseling has moved on from his harmful past. Now 24, he considers this country his only home. Despite having lived in Ohio for 18 years, he finds himself fighting his deportation to a country he no longer remembers.
In 2008, while on a work related trip in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Julio’s car broke down on the side of the highway. The county sheriff approached Julio and in lieu of offering help, actually arrested him because he did not have legal documentation. Julio, despite the fact that he had committed no crime, spent three days in jail until Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents picked him up and took him to Columbus, Ohio for processing. He is currently in deportation proceedings and could be sent back to a country he hasn’t been to in 18 years. Given the current state of violence in many parts of Mexico as well as Julio's lack of familiarity with the country, this would certainly put his life in jeopardy as well as that of his family members here in Ohio.
Julio arrived to the United States in 1994. Since his arrival, he has immersed himself in the American culture and society. Julio graduated from Hamilton High School in 2005. During his high school years, he was enrolled in the Engineering Design program and was part of a national program called Skills USA VICA Chapter. Thanks to his talents, his team placed first in the state of Ohio and was qualified for nationals. He is also well known and liked at after-hours school functions, such as his younger brother's football practices, where friends and parents of other students are shocked and heartbroken that he could be deported. Julio planned to pursue an undergraduate degree at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. However, his income supports his family, including two younger siblings who are U.S. citizens, and he wasn't able to afford the tuition. His dream is to continue his education one day and become a Civil Engineer.
At 24, Julio is a young entrepreneur. In 2009, he started his own small construction company that he continues to manage to this day. Julio has the passion to succeed in this country. If given the opportunity, Julio will continue to work until he achieves his dreams and becomes a successful contributor to the United States. Julio’s dreams will not become a reality if he is deported back to Mexico, a country he no longer calls his home.
Julio would qualify for the DREAM Act, a narrowly tailored bill that majorities in both the House and the Senate voted to support in December of 2010. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and President Obama have both stated that deporting DREAM-eligible youth is not a priority. Furthermore, according to the factors set forth in the Prosecutorial Discretion Memo issued by ICE Director Morton, Julio is not a priority for removal by DHS and merits a favorable exercise of discretion, given that he never committed a crime. We ask that you immediately take action to stop Julio’s deportation so he can continue his growth as a contributor to his and our community.
We, the undersigned, urge you to take immediate action to stop the deportation of Julio Tellez.