To: Thomas Decker, Regional ICE Director

Help Debora Return Back Home

Help Debora Return Back Home

Grant Debora Barrios a stay of removal and give her a chance to stay in this country and continue contributing to the United States, because she has many more contributions to make.

Why is this important?

What will happen to my young children if I am deported?

My name is Debora Barrios. I am a resident of New York and I have taken sanctuary so I can have the time to fight to avoid being permanently separated from my children. Kener is 10 and Berenice is just 2 years old.

The thought of not being here for my children is unbearably painful.

Who will kiss them good night or to be there for them when they return home from school? Who will take care of them when they are ill, or hurt, or have to face life’s disappointments?

I'm asking you to help me so I can stay in the United States with Kener and Berenice. My hope is that I can do that and continue to be a productive, employed, law-abiding member of our society.

Since I first arrived in the United States in 2005, I have become fully employed and have taken on a role as a community leader. I have lived in New York for 13 years, and have worked there as a cashier, then cleaning offices, and now I am proud to be an Administrative Assistant at an Early Childhood Education Program. I have also volunteered at the Community Resource Center to help those in need in my community while I take care of my own family.

My children need their mother at home to ensure they are not separated. I want to help them achieve their dreams and become productive members of society.

Kener hopes to be an engineer for NASA building rocket ships. He is also in a soccer league and thrives on his mom cheering him on at his games. Berenice, while just 2, loves accompanying her brother to his games as well. I am so proud that they love and care for each other.

If I am deported, it would be terrible to imagine them separated. I am afraid to take them with me because they will be not safe or have a healthy, bright future. By staying here they will get proper nutrition, good medical care and a wonderful education.

Please help me by signing this petition so I will be allowed to appear before a Judge. For the 13 years, since I first arrived, I have never had the opportunity to properly present my case. If I am allowed to do that I believe my appeal will be looked on favorably. I have worked so hard to be a good community member and truly hope that counts and that the Judge will help me to ensure my children’s future.

Thank you for your help in advance.


Reasons for signing

  • I was 8 yrs old when I arrived to Kennedy airport with my two siblings. Upon our arrival, we were issued our green cards right then and there. For 2 yrs, my mother worked 7 days a week to ensure our permanent status. Just like my mother did 45 yrs ago, everyone comes to this great country for a better future. I grew up with children of Italian and German, immigrants. Just like back then, we continue to be a great "melting pot".
  • This is one tangible action we can take to counter the system of oppression.
  • Families need to stay together. This woman has created a productive life for herself and contributes positively to her community. She has not been convicted of any crime, she pays taxes, her children are US citizens. There is ZERO need to remove her from her children and her home.

Updates

2018-06-23 05:41:39 -0400

500 signatures reached

2018-06-21 23:24:14 -0400

100 signatures reached

2018-06-21 19:38:23 -0400

50 signatures reached

2018-06-21 18:00:52 -0400

25 signatures reached

2018-06-21 14:53:09 -0400

10 signatures reached