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Stop Pedro From Being Deported Today

by Adam Luna on 01/18/2011 at 12:04pm

Pedro GutierrezUpdate: Pedro Gutierrez just received some good news. While he is still at risk for deportation, he was granted a 30 day window by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security ‘s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency office in Phoenix, AZ to remain in the country while his case is being reviewed.

Pedro Gutierrez, an orphan who grew up in Arizona, was brought here by his grandmother when he was only 7 years old. Though she passed away when Pedro was still a child, Pedro persevered and, with the support of his community, went on to graduate high school.

Like so many other dedicated young DREAMers, Pedro dreams of joining the Marines; however, despite having full support of a military recruiter, this young dreamer could be deported to Mexico – where he has no family or friends — today.

 We cannot let this happen, and there are a number of things you can do to help:

  1. Send a fax to DHS.

  2. Post the link as your facebook status and invite friends to send letters.

  3. Tweet about it and let your followers know that action must be taken today.

Countless numbers of undocumented youth and their supporters were counting on the DREAM Act to pass toward the end of last year, but most Republican Senators —  along with a few Democrats —  decided to block it. Now, we must again fight to protect DREAMers like Pedro from deportation. As we find new ways to pressure Congress to pass the DREAM Act and urge President Obama to change the way ICE does business, one thing is clear: right now, Pedro desperately needs your help.

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