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To: Immigration and Customs Enforcement - Philadelphia Field Office

Tell ICE to immediately release detained dreamer Osman Aroche Enriquez (A#207612730). #FreeOsman

Tell ICE to immediately release detained dreamer Osman Aroche Enriquez (A#207612730). #FreeOsman

Osman Aroche Enriquez (A#207612730),is a former DACA recipient and father, who was detained by Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) Monday morning after a traffic stop by state police.

Osman is a Dreamer from Lancaster, PA whose Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status expired after the U.S. Postal Service failed to deliver dozens of DACA renewal applications on time. After pressure from advocates and Members of Congress, the administration has allowed some of the impacted individuals to submit proof of their circumstances along with another renewal request. However, those affected have been left in limbo, and their situation has not stopped local law enforcement authorities and federal agencies from arresting them, as is evident given Osman's situation.

We are calling on the ICE Philadelphia office to immediately release Osman while he awaits for the opportunity to re-submit his DACA so renewal application.

Why is this important?

More than 10,000 DACA recipients like Aroche Enriquez have already lost their status because Congress has failed to act. Just last week, Congress failed to include the Dream Act in the continuing resolution that will fund the government for two weeks. Every day the Congress delays is another day of uncertainty for 800,000 young people. We pray that ICE and Congress find the courage to do the right thing and not only release Osman immediately, but also pass the Dream Act by the end of the year.

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Reasons for signing

  • I signed this request because I sincerely believe that it is the Christian thing to do. I know very well the church that made the request to sign this petition for Osman Aroche Enriquez, the father of this little boy. He is a responsible parent, and if we treat the father well, the child will become a worthy citizen. My fear is that, if we do not act, children of the dreamers whose children are American citizens, will grow up someday to feel deeply hurt and cheated by their country.
  • I am horrified at the way the current administration is scapegoating immigrants and fear mongering. As a human and a Jew, I believe we need to protect immigrants and speak up when families are torn apart. There is so much misinformation being spread, and the Dreamers and other immigrants are being used as pawns.
  • It is the just and humane thing to do

Updates

2017-12-14 14:20:45 -0500

100 signatures reached

2017-12-14 13:39:17 -0500

50 signatures reached

2017-12-14 13:18:34 -0500

25 signatures reached

2017-12-14 13:11:28 -0500

10 signatures reached