- Janet Napolitano (DHS), Sen. Bill Nelson (FL), John Morton (ICE)
- United States of America
Andrea Huerfano is a Colombian native who moved with her family to the US in 2001, when she was 14. Her father sought political asylum. He passed away in 2005, while his application was under review.
Andrea has been deeply involved in the community, serving as a volunteer for a number of organizations, including Florida Immigrant Coalition and the DREAM Team coalition while a student at Florida State University. She earned a national Fellowship to participate in PolitiCorps in 2008, where she spearheaded an effort to register more than 4,000 voters and educate low-income communities about criminal justice legislation in Oregon. She was considered one of the hardest-working and most promising Fellows in the program. At the end of the Fellowship she supported Get Out the Vote efforts in Ohio during the 2008 general election.
On December 8th, Andrea went to pay a traffic ticket and was detained after her immigration status was looked into. We have since learned that there is an order of deportation in Andrea's name, and that they may be ready to deport her as early as this week.
1. Call Janet Napolitano, Director of Department of Homeland Security, and leave comments of support for Andrea and also ask that DHS stop her deportation: 202-282-8495 **
2. Call Assistant Secretary to ICE, John Morton and leave a message urging him to take action and defer Andrea's deportation: 202.732.3000 **Note this is a live comment line.** Be very polite “I am calling to leave a message of support for Andrea Huerfano who is being deported tomorrow,
We the undersigned have joined together in coalition to support our friend, Andrea Huerfano.
We call upon Secretary Janet Napolitano to insist that she halt the deportation of yet another DREAM Act student, who has demonstrated leadership and commitment to the American community that has both nurtured and shaped her admirable character.
The Stop Andrea's Deportation! petition to Janet Napolitano (DHS), Sen. Bill Nelson (FL), John Morton (ICE) was written by Juan and is in the category Human Rights at GoPetition.