- The Honorable David A. Paterson, Governor of New York and the Manhattan D.A's office
- United States of America
Please support Qing Wu.
We, the undersigned, hereby petition you the Honorable David A. Paterson, Governor of New York and the Manhattan DA's office to support Qing Wu's application to stay deportation proceedings by forgiving his offenses commited 14 years ago, so as to stop an unjust deportation proceeding by the United States Immigration & Customs Enforcement (“ICE”).
Qing Wu, 29, has been a legal and permanent resident of New York City since settling here with his family from China at the age of 5. At 15, due to negative influences from ill-acquainted friends, he partook in committing certain wrongful acts (without grievous bodily injuries to persons). He took responsibility for these childhood mistakes by pleading guilty and served three years in correctional facilities. Quickly turning this hard-learned lesson into a strong work ethic and a self-promise to reform, Qing Wu exhibited exemplary behaviors and focused on studying while in detention. Upon release at the age of 18, he worked full time while going to school in the evenings to help support his family. For the past decade, he has continued to live up to that self promise by working hard, staying in school, building a respected career and securing a good job as Vice President of IT Operations. For all of his adult life, Qing Wu by any measurement has been a productive, law-abiding and tax-paying resident of this State. Now, as a result of his application for U.S. citizenship, the ICE ironically seeks to follow rigid federal immigration procedure and deport Qing Wu from his homeland and home state, all because of his regrettable acts as a misguided teenager and without regard to his contributions to society as a productive, conscientious adult. Qing Wu has been put in detention by the ICE, pending deportation.
All who know Qing Wu in the past 14 years know that he is a good and caring son, brother, friend, colleague, and neighbor. America is his homeland, New York is his home state, and New York City is his home. This is the only home he knows. It is unjust for ICE to remove Qing, an upstanding resident all of his adult life, from his country and deport him to China, a place foreign to him whose language he does not speak.
We, the undersigned, respectfully petition you the Honorable David A. Paterson, Governor of New York and the Manhattan D.A.'s office to support Qing Wu's application to stay deportation proceedings to permit Qing Wu to continue his life and his contributions here at home, in New York State.
The Public Petition to Support Qing Wu petition to The Honorable David A. Paterson, Governor of New York and the Manhattan D.A's office was written by Joyce Ng and is in the category Human Rights at GoPetition.