A petition on my behalf is up at Change.org, directed at the top immigration officials in the country, to stop the removal proceedings. Please sign it, put it on your Facebook, retweet and send it around. We can take the hard-copy signatures to our meetings with Congressional representatives and DHS officials as well so it is helpful.
I’m going to be honest. DHS will spend thousands of dollars over the next 5 years in litigation to remove me from the country and I will still win the right to stay here. The ball is in their court. If they want to play court battles, then I will bring the game to them and teach them how it is played.
They picked on the wrong person. They are kidding themselves if they think they can continue to silently terrorize our families and communities while we sit back and not do anything. This political violence ends now. It ends with each one of us taking the time to learn about the unjust and antiquated immigration system that keeps families apart.
A fundraiser will be held in Washington D.C. on May 6. Stay tuned for more details.
I have been told not to spend more than an hour per day on my case right now while I take exams. So I apologize if I am not more responsive.
This post is dedicated to Jackie Mahendra, who spent my entire morning making me look for a picture where I looked less like a badass and more like a victim. She finally settled on a spontaneous shot of me capturing a speech I was giving at a hearing for the San Francisco City Government more than a year ago.