Join us as we continue to push back on record-high deportations of our families and community members.
Are you ready to take a stand and be active in stopping the deportation machine?
Here are THREE different cases that are scheduled for IMMINENT deportation:
The Tytla Family, Illinois:
Mikola and Tatiana left the Ukraine with their son Yuriy because of the Chernobyl accident which affected Yuriy’s health. They moved to Argentina and, in 2002, settled in the U.S.On April 20th, ICE visited the family’s home in Chicago and detained Mikola. If they’re deported, Mikola and Tatiana will be deported to Argentina and Yuriy will be deported to the Ukraine, separating their family on different continents.Mikola is set to be deported TOMORROW after his stay was denied yesterday and his wife and DREAM Act eligible son are in deportation proceedings.Help us stop their deportation and keep this family together!
*Sign the PETITION:
*Make a PHONE CALL:
- 1. Call Midwest ICE Field Office Director Ricardo Wong (312) 347-2400
2. Call ICE Director John Morton (202) 732-3000Sample Script: ”I am calling to ask that the Mikola Tytla (A95-547-404) is immediately released and the deportation of him, his wife Tatiana Bondarik (A95-547-403 ), and their DREAM Act eligible son, Yuriy Tytla (A95-547-405 ) is stopped. The family has been living in the U.S. for ten years. If deported, the parents’ lives will be threatened in Argentina, and Yuriy will be sent to the Ukraine, a country he doesn’t remember whose language he does not speak. According to the Morton Memo, Mikola, Tatiana, and Yuriy are not a priority for deportation. Don’t deport and separate this family.”*Share the petition and their story on Facebook, Twitter and/or Tumblr using the hashtags #freeMikola #stopICE
From IYJL: “My father is currently held in custody due to deportation proceedings and I am writing this letter as testament to his integrity and character. My father never had any selfish motivation for his actions, but he rather had an honest drive to give a better life to me and my mother.” –Yuriy Tytla http://www.iyjl.org/?p=2999
- Miguel, Pennsylvania:
Miguel has been held in detention for 10 months and counting. ICE has refused to let Miguel go and now they are getting ready to deport him back to El Salvador ANY DAY NOW, a country he hasn’t been to since he was 9 years old. For Miguel’s two young boys Noah and Isaac, deportation will mean the separation of their family and being raised without their dad.Miguel has made some mistakes in the past – when he was 19 he was charged with underage drinking and served 30 days probation as a result. He wasn’t given a defense attorney and was not told by the judge or prosecutor that pleading guilty would lead to his deportation. Since then, Miguel has turned his life around to focus on his family. He is currently pursuing his G.E.D. while in detention to set a good example for his two sons. While in detention, he missed the birth of his second son and a chance to support his fiancée during the process.Don’t allow ICE to continue to deny Noah and Isaac a life with their father.
*Sign the PETITION:http://action.dreamactivist.org/miguelo
*Make a PHONE CALL:Call ICE – John Morton @ 202.732.3000“Hi I am calling to ask that Miguel Orellana (A# 094-320-156) be reunited with his family. His fiancée just gave birth to the family’s second baby and she wants nothing more than to be reunited with Miguel so they can raise their two sons together. Let Miguel out.”*Share the petition and his story on Facebook, Twitter and/or Tumblr using the hashtags #freeMiguel #stopICE #SYOC
- Ubel, Ohio:
Ubel Perez faces deportation in a few days (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.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.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. Being undocumented can take a toll on one’s mental health, and incarceration is not a substitute for adequate medical care (care that is often inaccessible for the very reason of lack of legal status). Help us stop Ubel’s deportation:*Sign the PETITION:http://action.dreamactivist.org/ubel
*Make a PHONE CALL:
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.”
*Share the petition and his story on Facebook, Twitter and/or Tumblr using the hashtags #freeUbel #stopICE #SYOC