Thursday, September 01, 2011

Urgent Action: Tell ICE to stop deportation of Sandra

From our friends at Coalicion de Derechos Humanos and No More Deaths

Stop Sandra's deportation!

URGENT: Sandra Lopez is currently being held in Eloy Detention Center where she is facing deportation to Mexico, a country she hasn't been to since she was just days old. She will be deported soon if we do not do something NOW. Please take immediate action to tell John Morton to grant her parole and defer her deportation-Help bring her home to Tucson, AZ!

Please take a few moments to SEND ONE EMAIL and MAKE TWO PHONE CALLS.

Sandra was brought to the United States when she was only days old. She has been living in Tucson her whole life, but is currently facing deportation to a country that is foreign to her. Now 20 years old, Sandra wishes to continue with her education and contribute to her community, but has been held in detention for six months and counting. Thanks to Sandra's determination and the help of several committed organizations and individuals like you and yours, Sandra still has a fighting chance.

A national campaign surrounding Sandra's case was launched on July 25 and has delayed deportation once. Sandra is engaged in a unique asylum case and the courts have acknowledged her "credible fear" surrounding removal to Mexico. This is a critical step forward, yet Sandra remains detained with the fear of removal hanging over her. Despite Sandra's "credible fear," despite her hopes for asylum and for a future with her own ambitions and her own family, friends, and community around her, Sandra is still facing detention and deportation! If deported, Sandra will be sent back to and left unaccompanied in a country she hasn't been to since she was 15 DAYS old!

Please act now to help bring her home!

1. Make Two Phone Calls. If you get an answering machine, please leave a message of support.
Call Secretary of Department of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano:
Call Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security John Morton:

Sample script: "I am calling to ask Secretary Napolitano/Assistant Secretary Morton to take a stand for Sandra F. Lopez (A number 200-704-493). Sandra is a vital member of the Southern Arizona community who has lived in this country since she was 15 days old. She is facing deportation unless Secretary Napolitano/Assistant Secretary Morton grants her parole and deferred action immediately! I am asking that the Department of Homeland Security intervene for Sandra's well-being. Her time is running out and a credible fear surrounding her removal to Mexico has already been established. Please do not allow another young member of the community to be locked away in detention only to be deported and ripped away from her home. Thank you."

2. Send an Email. Please use this link to send a letter to John Morton and ask all of your contacts to do the same as soon as possible.



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