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Could you imagine suffering torture five different times, only to be told that no protection from your torturers was allowed because you missed a deadline to apply? And what if you missed the deadline because you were still recovering from the last...

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Nancy C (806)
Wednesday June 13, 2012, 11:15 am
Alejandra's (above) Wish: Stop the Deportation of her mom Blanca Medina

Kit B (276)
Wednesday June 13, 2012, 11:17 am

Could you imagine suffering torture five different times, only to be told that no protection from your torturers was allowed because you missed a deadline to apply? And what if you missed the deadline because you were still recovering from the last attack?

Blanca Medina doesn't have to imagine what that would be like. She sought safety in the United States after suffering five rapes. Because of medical complications relating to those rapes, Blanca missed a hearing to apply for protection and was ordered deported. An Immigration and Customs Enforcement team tracked Blanca down and detained her, separating her from her four-year-old daughter Alejandra.

Blanca told ICE that she and Alejandra faced severe harm if deported. She asked for permission to at least explain how she and her daughter could be persecuted. ICE used a strange procedural rule to assert that it simply did not have to listen. Under ICE rules, it is free to ignore even conclusive proof that a person would suffer slow death by torture if deported. This "willful blindness" policy could be ended through simple procedural changes by the Department of Homeland Security.

Until the procedure is fixed, Blanca (and thousands of moms like her) face deportation with no hope of finding protection from persecution or torture. Join us in asking the U.S. government to end this policy of willful blindness to torture and persecution, and allow reasonable fear interviews for all who face deportation.

Signed and forwarded to friends on This is tragic beyond words, I do hope the petition and attention will bring some safety and actual justice.

. (0)
Wednesday June 13, 2012, 11:23 am

Lacey Bechtel (0)
Wednesday June 13, 2012, 11:28 am
I signed this. It is so terrible... =(

Past Member (0)
Wednesday June 13, 2012, 12:31 pm
A world safe for little girls would be a world safe for everyone. I used to be completely against our war in Afghanistan, then I learned that the Taliban pours acid in the faces of school girls, poisons wells at schools, and even commits actions to deny villages access to clean water and electricity. Our government may be in Afghanistan for the wrong reasons, and clearly Americans are tired of the war: but none of that means there aren't good reasons to be there.

As for this article, there are Americans who squirt blood from their eyes any time that anyone mentions the term immigration reform. The result is that nothing gets done for better or for worse. We need to get real and try to implement a system that acknowledges that there are people outside of our country that we want to come here either temporarily or permanently. There are also other people that we probably do want to keep out. Is it really so hard to imagine creating a system that at least attempts to be fair and humane?

Sheryl G (363)
Wednesday June 13, 2012, 3:57 pm
Thanks for putting this on. I had already signed it and sent it along before I noticed you had added it onto C2.

Lisa N (206)
Wednesday June 13, 2012, 4:19 pm
Signed, thanks!

Bob hardly here P (394)
Wednesday June 13, 2012, 4:26 pm

Carol H (229)
Wednesday June 13, 2012, 4:39 pm
signed for sure!!

LaurenBackSoon Kozen (173)
Wednesday June 13, 2012, 4:40 pm
Noted & Signed. Thanks Nancy.

Jim P (3257)
Wednesday June 13, 2012, 4:49 pm
Petition signed.

ICE has become agency that has lost its way. It has become corrupted in its values.
ICE is arresting anyone that looks like they are from another country. ICE agents
make money on arrests. The private prison systems make money by housing those arrests.

ICE needs to be disbanded as it is corrupt...

Ty, Nancy.

Joe R (190)
Wednesday June 13, 2012, 4:57 pm
Signed and noted.

Rock H (254)
Wednesday June 13, 2012, 5:38 pm
Signed and noted, Thanks Nancy!

Wednesday June 13, 2012, 8:10 pm
Signed and noted, thanks.

Erin R (181)
Wednesday June 13, 2012, 8:24 pm

Mary T (178)
Wednesday June 13, 2012, 9:10 pm
Already signed and shared, Thanks Nancy for posting .

Lucy Bell (9)
Thursday June 14, 2012, 1:01 am
This is beyond cynical

Robert O (12)
Thursday June 14, 2012, 1:02 am
Have signed. Thank you Nancy.

paul m (93)
Thursday June 14, 2012, 2:09 am


Susann K (24)
Thursday June 14, 2012, 2:26 am
Noted & signed!

Virginia Esquer (8)
Thursday June 14, 2012, 2:53 am

Thursday June 14, 2012, 3:32 am
Noted and signed. My blood pressure is on the top fot he scale!!! The total stupidity and heartlessness of some people just makes me FURIOUS!

Past Member (0)
Thursday June 14, 2012, 3:35 am
protect life, prosecute those that seek to destroy our shared home and our fellow beings
life has value beyond measure
Peace and Love

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Teresa Cowley (274)
Thursday June 14, 2012, 7:44 am
Noted, signed and shared on fb.

Past Member (0)
Thursday June 14, 2012, 9:08 am
already signed/reported spam, TU Nancy

Robyn M (123)
Thursday June 14, 2012, 9:34 am
Signed and noted with a heavy heart.

Veronique L (209)
Thursday June 14, 2012, 10:01 am's unbelievable!

. (0)
Thursday June 14, 2012, 10:21 am
signed...just awful

Regina P (67)
Thursday June 14, 2012, 10:42 am
Signed #84,410. Thanks Nancy

Nicole W (646)
Thursday June 14, 2012, 11:52 am
signed and shared

Past Member (0)
Thursday June 14, 2012, 12:30 pm
It's unthinkable. But real.

Signed, of course. Thanks.

Agnes W (141)
Thursday June 14, 2012, 1:05 pm

Thursday June 14, 2012, 2:00 pm
Signed. Thanks Nancy

Nancy Black (308)
Thursday June 14, 2012, 7:44 pm
Noted,tweeted,signed,tweeted,shared and commented. What happened to the concept that we offer sanctuary for victims? It would seem that the Statue of Liberty better put down her torch, and Lady Justice is going to lose her swcale because this isn't right.

Liliana D (125)
Thursday June 14, 2012, 8:33 pm
done, thanks Nancy

Past Member (0)
Thursday June 14, 2012, 9:59 pm
WTF SIgned

Rose B (141)
Thursday June 14, 2012, 10:05 pm

Rose B (141)
Thursday June 14, 2012, 10:13 pm
Nancy cross posted this into the abuse of children section in the slavery group

Stan B (123)
Friday June 15, 2012, 2:53 am
Thanks Nancy. Very sad.

Danny M (83)
Friday June 15, 2012, 5:56 am
Signed. Thank you Nancy!

. (1)
Friday June 15, 2012, 6:03 am
Already signed. Thank you.

Sara Williams (8)
Friday June 15, 2012, 9:49 am
Had already signed.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday June 20, 2012, 4:26 am
So Signed Thanks

Lori Mabry (18)
Friday July 13, 2012, 10:13 am
Why do we have millions to pay our pro athletes,but not enough to educate people regarding saving our children and preventing abuse like this?
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