Your One Stop Petition Shop

If you’re regularly trolling around DREAM Act circles online, you probably often come across petitions. Petitions for END cases, in support of In State Tuition Bill, against anti-immigrant legislation or amendments, the list goes on and on ….

It can be overwhelming! You want to sign them all, but it’s hard to keep track!

Well, I’m here to help! This is your One Stop Shop for Online petition signing! I’ve scoured blogs, websites, and forums to make our “arm chair activism” (as I like to call it) even easier!

Check out this week’s selection … neatly categorized!


Education Not Deportation Petitions!

Stop Julio’s Deportation!

Julio, a Bronx Community College student, faces an imminent deportation order after being detained in Greyhound bus. He is set to be deported back to El Salvador where he faces gang violence due to his sexual orientation.


Andy Mathe (A#88-488-386) is being threatened with immediate deportation, to the point of being told ‘next time we will drug you and deport you.’  Urgent action is needed –  Andy is currently detained and could be deported any minute now.  On Friday we managed to get him out of the airport, yesterday he talked his way out of the plane, but if they try to deport him again he may not be so lucky.

Ricardo Needs your Help!

Ricardo Muniz is a 22-year old college student in California, environmentalist, community activist, teen mentor, DREAM promoter, son, and brother. He wants to go on to pursue a double major in international business and environmental economy.  He is originally from Michoacan, Mexico, and was brought over by his parents to the United States when he was seven years old.

 Stop Elier’s Deportation

Last year, Elier was on a trip to New York with his high school to compete at Nationals for Students for the Advancement of Global Entrepreneurship (SAGE). After placing in the highly competitive field, Elier was singled out at the airport before his team boarded to fly back to his home in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is set to be deported to Mexico, a country he hasn’t been to since he was 4 years old.

 Stop Raul’s Deportation

Raul Zamora came to the United States with his family from Mexico when he was 10 years old. Raul, who is now 21 years old, is an Urban Studies Major at the University of Texas in Austin. He was then transferred to ICE, and was put in deportation proceedings after being stopped by the University of Texas Police Department for a broken taillight.

 Stop Denis’ and Vinny’s Deportations!

Vinny and Denis have a lot in common. They are both Brazilian immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as young teenagers and are currently living in Massachusetts. Both of them dream of one day becoming engineers and are currently enrolled in engineering programs to achieve this goal. Unfortunately, both of these young men are currently in deportation proceedings.

 Stop Deportation of Sister Karen and Lizza

Karen and Lizza came to the United States from Peru with their parents in 2002 when they were nine and thirteen years old. Today, they are eighteen and twenty two. Both sisters are now facing deportation, after ICE raided their home on January 25, 2011.

 Help Stop the Deportation of Teen DREAMer, Luisa Argueta, and Her Mom

Brenda and her daughter Luisa (age 19) have lived in the United States since Luisa was four months old. Brenda married Jose, who is a lawful permanent resident and the only father Luisa has known. Brenda and Jose also have two U.S. citizen daughters. The family is about to be torn apart by Brenda and Luisa’s imminent deportation.

Anti-Immigrant Legislation

Remove Anti-Immigrant Amendments from Massachusetts Budget

MA State Senators have attached anti-immigrant, anti-worker, and anti-family amendments to the Senate version of the state budget. The budget is now in conference and we must let the chairs of that committee know that these outrageous amendments are unacceptable

 Stop Alabama HB 56!

Alabama’s Governor just signed House bill 56 into law.  This bill is worse than the Arizona and Georgia Bills.. It bans undocumented youth from all colleges and universities, requires all K-12 school children to prove immigration status, requires parents of children to sign an affidavit with school as to their own immigration status, and requires implementation of E-Verify across the state. Sign the petition asking the Obama administration to step in.

Tell Gov Haley to Veto SB 20 Immediately

The South Carolina State Legislature voted in favor of SB20, an Arizona SB1070 copycat legislation that gives police the authority to check someone’s immigration status during something as simple as a traffic stop. Sign this petition to urge Governor Haley to veto SB20 immediately!

 Tell NC Gov Perdue to Veto Bill 36

HB 36 has passed both houses of the state legislature. It would require employers to use the flawed E-Verify system to check the status of workers they hire. Sign petition urging the NC governor to veto this bill.

 Tell TX Lawmakers to say NO to SB 9 (AZ Copycat)

Sign the petition — Tell Texas lawmakers that no matter their party, Arizona-style legislation is anti-immigrant, anti-American, unconstitutional and bad for all Texans.

 Stop HB 87 in Georgia (AZ Copycat)

Georgia governor Nathan Deal signed one of the harshest immigration bills into law. HB 87, a copycat of Arizona’s immigration law, allows undocumented workers to be charged with felonies and carries the punishment of up to 15 years in prison. Georgia citizens who commit traffic violations with an undocumented worker in the vehicle can also be faced with up to a year in prison and $1,000 in fines.

 Tell CT Gov. Malloy to Pull out of Secure Communities

Governor Malloy exhibited true leadership in calling for deferred deportation for local DREAMer Mariano Cardosso.  He was also a supporter of CTs own DREAM legislation.  He should follow that up by standing up for the thousands of families affected by this program. Both the State of Illinois and the State of New York have pulled out of this program.  Connecticut should follow suit. Help us in asking Governor Malloy to pull out of the Secure Communities Program — sign the petition!

 Gov. Brown: Take California out of the S-Comm Program

Sign the petition to join California Representatives in calling on California governor, Jerry Brown, to take California out of S-Comm immediately.


In State Tuition

Remove Repeal of In State Tuition in WI

Scott Walker is at it again! Through his proposed 2011-2013 budget, the Governor aims to take away in-state tuition for countless of innocent undocumented students in Wisconsin who simply want to further their education. Education is a fundamental right in the lives of all people and, as such, should be attainable and affordable.

Tell Obama to Stop Deporting DREAMers!


Pass the DREAM Act now!

*Disclaimer: online petition signing is not a substitute for on the ground activism. Consult your local immigrant rights organizations for next steps




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