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URGENT: Stop the deportation of Mandeep Chahal

June 20, 2011

Please publicize and act….

 

Dear friends,

Many of you know Mandeep Chahal as an esteemed classmate, a committed human rights activist, or simply a good friend. She is, without a doubt, my best friend. What most of you don’t know is that Mandeep is also an undocumented immigrant. She came to the United States with her mother when she was just six years old—14 long years ago. She didn’t even learn of her illegal status until we were in high school.

U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement (ICE) is now trying to deport Mandeep. They have ordered her to present herself for immediate deportation this Tuesday, June 21. As her friends, we must act swiftly and powerfully to prevent this atrocity from taking place. Mandeep is a pre-med student in the honors program at UC Davis. She serves as President of the anti-genocide coalition there. By our high school class, she was voted “Most Likely to Save the World.” Our community is where Mandeep belongs, and she deserves to stay.

America’s Voice, a national immigration reform advocacy group, has launched an emergency campaign to stop Mandeep’s deportation. The plan is to flood the Department of Homeland Security with hundreds of faxes by Monday morning.

To send your fax, go to http://americasvoiceonline.org/page/speakout/mandeep
and click the “Participate” button. If you know Mandeep personally, please edit the letter text to say so. Write about how long you have known her and why you value her presence in our community. Be sure to sign your name at the end. Afterward, invite all your Facebook friends to this group. Share the petition link via email with everyone you know. We must reach everyone we possibly can TODAY.

Thank you all for your swift action in this urgent situation. With your help, we can keep Mandeep in our lives.

In solidarity,
Julia Duperrault

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. James Madison permalink
    June 25, 2011 11:40 pm

    People who are legally here and pursuing permanent residency legally, routinely leave when they fall out of status due to loss of a job etc. They do the right thing. It is not her right to live in the US.

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