Orfilia Sagastume-Reyes of Thomasville, NC is currently set to be deported on June 7, 2012. She is the mother of a US citizen honor student. Orfilia fled political persecution and death threats in Guatemala to the United States with her family in October 1990, following the assassination of her brother. In 1993, Orfilia applied for asylum in the US. Based on the erroneous advice by a previous lawyer, Orfilia and her family withdrew their asylum application, which resulted in an order of deportation. Since then, Orfilia has been trying to fix her status, without result. Orfilia has resided in the United States for 22 years and is the primary caregiver of a minor US citizen child. She has no criminal record, not even a traffic ticket.
Orfilia Sagastume-Reyes has no criminal record, not even a traffic ticket. Why is ICE determined to deport her and the Obama administration refusing to stop the deportation of this mother?
If ICE re-opens her case, she will be eligible for a Green Card. If she is deported, her son will likely have to go with her, taking him away from his country and destroying his chances of a high quality education. If her son stays here, he will be in the custody of Social Services. If deported, Orfilia will not be able to return to the US for 10 years.
Please help keep this family together by taking action:
1. Call ICE – John Morton @ 202.732.3000
Sample Script: “Hi, I was calling to ask that the deportation of Orfilia Sagastume-Reyes (A # 073 189 266) be stopped. Orfilia has been living in the United States for the past 22 years and is the mother of a U.S. citizen. She is eligible for adjustment of status if ICE lifts her deportation order. According to the Morton Memo, Orfilia is not a priority for deportation and should be allowed to stay. Don’t deport Orfilia – lift her deportation order and allow her to stay in the U.S.”
2. Sample Tweet: #Obama to deport Orfilia, mother of US citizen minor. Tell @wwwicegov to STOP the deportation of Orfilia! http://chn.ge/orfilia
3. Sign and spread the online petition: http://chn.ge/orfilia!
Thank you for your support!