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Stop Ubel's Deportation!

Ubel Perez faces deportation next month (May 13, 2012) due to a DUI he committed while suffering from depression. Ubel fears gang violence in Guatemala and wishes to remain in the United States, a country he has called home for the past 9 years.


Make a Phone Call

1. Call ICE – John Morton (202.732.3000)

Sample Script: "I am calling to ask that Ubel Perez de Leon (A# 205-012-258) be allowed to stay in the United States. Ubel has been living in the United States for the past 9 years. If he is deported, his life could be at risk due to the gang violence in Guatemala. Ubel is DREAM Act eligible and is studying to become an electrician. Don’t deport Ubel.”

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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 request that you take immediate action to stop the deportation of Ubel Perez de Leon (A# 205-012-258).

Ubel came to the United States, from Guatemala, in February 2003, when he was only fifteen years old. Ubel’s family immigrated to obtain a better future and to escape the violence and gang culture. Ubel’s hometown of San Marcos is known for gangs who kidnap youth and even murder kids that resist joining a gang. Ubel’s mother, who is in Guatemala, has told Ubel not to return as her village has become too dangerous and Ubel’s life could be at serious risk.

Since arriving in the United States, Ubel has lived in Cincinnati, Ohio. Ubel is currently enrolled in a GED program and wishes to become an electrician. Ubel has become part of his community in Cincinnati, is active in St. Charles Church, and in the community soccer league coaching a women’s soccer youth team. Ubel has worked to support himself and his family since 2003, most recently in the meat-packing industry.

In March 201 l, Ubel was stopped driving while intoxicated while suffering bouts of depression. Ubel spent 20 days in jail before being released on bond. Regretting the actions of the night, Ubel completed the six hour alcohol program. Other than the March 2011 traffic incident, Ubel has never had any other problems with the police.

Ubel is a DREAM Act eligible youth. According to the memo issued by John Morton, Ubel is not a priority for deportation and should be granted favorable exercise of prosecutorial discretion.

We, the undersigned, urge you to take immediate action to stop the deportation of Ubel Perez de Leon.

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