Regardless of what parts of SB1070 are in effect or not, the lack of Congressional will to push Comprehensive Immigration Reform and/or the DREAM Act means that familias continue to be at risk. Take for example the latest struggle from the DREAM Activist peeps. Marlene, a mother of two small children in Arizona, woke up one night and was detained by 10 armed deputies. Marlene’s husband is a legal permanent resident and hew two children are U.S. citizens. Her situation highlights the struggles of so-called mixed status families.
It pains me to see these stories coming through and that we have to fight case by case, one by one, mujer by mujer, madre by madre instead of being able to take care of entire communities.
Porfa, sign the petition to keep Marlene’s family together. And consider the following actions as well :
1. Call Rep. Grijalva (202-225-2435) and ask that he introduce a private bill on behalf of Marlen. Ask that he contact DHS and ICE immediately urging them to stop Marlen’s deportation.
2. Call Rep. Gutierrez (202-225-8203) and ask that he also introduce a private bill on behalf of Marlen. Ask that he contact DHS and ICE immediately urging them to stop Marlen’s deportation. Script for members of congress:
“Hi, my name is ____. I am calling about Marlen Moreno. She is a bright and talented DREAMer from Arizona. She is married to a legal resident and has two U.S. citizen children, but yet still faces an August 8th deportation. I am calling to ask that the representative step up to the plate and introduce a private bill for Marlen, in addition to directly contacting John Morton and Janet Napolitano, urging the both of them to immediately halt Marlen’s deportation. Please do not allow for Marlen to be deported! Thank you.”
3. Call Janet Napolitano, Director of Department of Homeland Security, and leave comments of support for Marlen and also ask that DHS stop her deportation: 202-282-8495
**note this is an answering machine, once it is full it is out of commission for day. Fill it up now with Marlen calls.
4. Call Assistant Secretary to ICE, John Morton and leave a message urging him to take action and defer Marlen’s deportation: 202.732.3000 **Note this is a live comment line, i.e. a human being will pick up and take your message.