February 5, 2019
As we welcome the 116th Congress into office, it is critical we remind them that dreamers, Temporary Protected Status (TPS) recipients and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) holders are in urgent need of a permanent, legislative solution that provides a pathway to citizenship without undercutting other immigrant community members. Our Liberian DED holder neighbors will lose protections March 31, 2019, and we must ensure that legislation is passed swiftly to protect them from being at risk of deportation and family separation.
In response to violence, conflict and natural disasters, the U.S. government pledged to protect individuals from impacted countries already in the United States with TPS or DED. Today, thousands of community members rebuilt their lives, worked and raised a family in safety, while their remittances support loved ones in their home and neighboring countries.
The Immigration Ministry Team urges you to sign this petition to our national senators & representatives Feb. 10, 17 and 24 in the Lounge. –Adele Reynolds, Immigration Ministry Team
Help Stop Deportation
Senseless deportations of longtime area residents who contribute to our community continue to happen right here in King County. Please take a minute to sign a petition for Jaime Rubio Sulficio. A husband, father and community leader in Shoreline, he is appealing his deportation order requiring him to leave the U.S. by the end of March. After 13 years in the U.S., he will be separated from his wife and 6-year-old son, both U.S. citizens, lose his house and his construction business. He has a clean record other than his entry. I have signed numerous petitions (some have been successful) to Immigration Officers for other people across the country to be released instead of being deported. I am very glad to have the opportunity to sign this petition for Mr. Jaime Rubio Sulficio. Stop by the ‘Take 5’ table in the Lounge this Sunday for more information and to add your name.