“With not much time to spare, the deportation of the Avelar parents was almost immediate after the arrest. Left with grief and trauma, the sisters were not deported but where put under supervision; which required them to wear an ankle monitor and report to CIS regularly. CIS let the three sisters know that their case was a fightable one and that a judge could reopen it. (Their case is the same one that was closed after the appeal of 1995) they did not think twice to hire an attorney to get their case moving.
As of now they still have not been able to re-open their case. The major conflicting matter is that when they were going through removal preceding in 1995 the whole scenario was set in the state of California. This fact calls for a prosecutor in California to sign proper documents that would allow for California to send the case over to the state of Virginia. Subsequent to Virginia, the case can eventually be handled in the state of Utah. Consequently, on March 5th the sisters were informed by CIS that they have to leave the country by June 15th.
These women are sinking in desperation and hopelessness. They have turned to every possible door but none are open or have rapidly closed. Their biggest struggle is what their families would suffer and everything that they would lose. They were raised in the United States and their natal country is now foreign. These women hold the right to be presented upon a judge for their case to be heard. Their case must be re-opened.”
via @DreamAct’s retweet of this: https://twitter.com/OccupySaltLake/status/210075200417574912
please call if you can, and please pass this around!
ALSO there is another petition here: http://action.dreamactivist.org/utah/avelar/
second petition via http://theniya.org/syoc-petitions/