Stop Ola Kaso’s Deportation!14
Sign the Petition Ola was brought to the United States when she was just 4 years old and has lived in Detroit, Michigan ever since. Despite having lived in the United States for fourteen years, she is currently fighting her deportation to a country she no longer remembers.
Ola and her mother, Violeta, came to the United States from Albania in 1998 and immediately applied for asylum. They lost their asylum case as a result of the negligence of their immigration attorney, when he failed to file court papers necessary for the family to get approved. On March 28th, 2011, Ola and Violeta were going to a routine visit with the immigration office in Michigan, when they were arrested and detained.
Ola will be graduating this year from Cousino High School and wishes to continue with her education and has been accepted to several universities, including University of Michigan’s Honors College. She is an exceptional student, having excelled in school since she was young. She currently holds a 4.4 grade point average, is a star athlete, and is the treasurer of the National Honor Society at Cousino High School. She also volunteers by tutoring students who are struggling to become proficient in English.
Ola would qualify for the DREAM Act, a narrowly tailored bill that majorities in both the House and th Senate voted to support this past December. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and President Obama have both stated that deporting DREAM-eligible youth is not a priority. We ask that you immediately take action to stop Ola’s deportation so she can continue to contribute to her community.
Violeta is a respected member of her community and a proud business owner as well as home owner for the last 10 years. She currently employs over 10 people at her bakery in Centerline, MI. Violeta has never had any problems with the law and has been an upstanding citizen since her arrival in this country. Violeta’s sister, Lindita Roberts (U.S. Citizen for over 10 years) has filed a petition for alien relative on her behalf with the USCIS office and is now pending.
If deported, Ola and Violeta would be returned to a country they no longer consider their home. This exceptional student and hard-working mother need your help. Please take action to stop their deportation.
PLEASE FORWARD THIS PETITION AND ACTION ALERT TO AT LEAST 5 FRIENDS
1. Call Senator Levin – (313) 226-6020 and Representative Dingell – (202) 225-4071
Sample call-in script: “Hi, I was calling to ask that (Sen/Rep)________ introduce a private bill for Ola Kaso. Ola has been living here since she was 4 and she has no memory of Albania. She is a great student, has a 4.4 GPA and has been accepted to University of Michigan. Please introduce a private bill for Ola.”
2. ICE – John Morton – 202.732.3000
Sample call-in script: “Hi I was calling to ask that Ola Kaso’s deportation be deferred. Ola has been living here since she was 4 and she has no memory of Albania. She is a great student, has a 4.4 GPA and has been accepted to University of Michigan. Don’t deport Ola.”