Petition statement to be delivered to Sandra Anderson, Los Angeles ICE, Willie Macklin, North Carolina ICE, and Michael Spina, North Carolina ICE

Why are immigration officials targeting a grandmother for deportation?

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Why are immigration officials targeting a grandmother for deportation?

To be delivered to Sandra Anderson, Los Angeles ICE, Willie Macklin, North Carolina ICE, and Michael Spina, North Carolina ICE

Petition Statement

With House Republicans stalling on immigration reform, Juana and her family shouldn't be punished for Congress' inaction. Juana is the loving wife of a U.S. citizen, the mother of four children, including two U.S. citizens, and the grandmother of two beautiful girls. This family deserves to stay together. Please exercise discretion and stop Juana's (#A070781995) deportation.
There are currently 708 signatures. NEW goal - We need 750 signatures!

Petition Background

Why are immigration officials in the Obama administration targeting a grandmother for deportation?

Juana is a mother of four wonderful children and a grandmother of two beautiful girls. Her husband Carlos, a US citizen, calls her the "glue of their family," and his soulmate. Juana has called the US her home for nearly two decades, yet immigration officials are threatening to tear this family apart by deporting her!

If the administration goes through with Juana's deportation, it would be devastating for both her family and community. Not only is Juana the primary caretaker of her children -- two of them U.S. citizens -- but since 1994 she's steadily worked to help her community by paying her taxes, working as an usher at her church, and even providing financial contributions to local missionaries.

If her contributions to the fabric and economy of her community are not enough, Carlos and Juana's daughters have started having children of their own, and they look to Juana daily for her motherly advice. Deporting Juana would go against the founding morals of our nation and break this family apart!

Right now, Juana would likely qualify for the pathway to citizenship in the Senate immigration bill, but it's been stalled in the House by Republican leadership. The Obama administration shouldn't punish Juana and her family for Congress' inaction. In fact, because they support the pending legislation, the Obama administration shouldn't be deporting immigrants like her at all!

We can help Juana and her family by asking ICE to exercise "prosecutorial discretion" and let her return back to her home and community. Please join us in demanding that the immigration official overseeing Juana's case stop her deportation.

Juana's children shouldn't be separated from their mother -- we need to help keep this family together. They're depending on us!

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