Phone the INS and Stop Ali Ebrahim's Deportation!
- Date: Mon, 9 Sep 2002 14:43:49 -0400 (EDT)
From: "Ontario Coalition Against Poverty" <ocap@...>
Subject: Phone the INS and Support Ethiopian Man Facing Deportation!
PLEASE CALL the Immigration and Naturalization Service and Help OCAP Stop
this Deportation! (See below for phone numbers)
UPDATE ON NESIRIDEN ALI EBRAHIM'S SITUATION
OCAP is very glad to report that Immigration Canada has ACCEPTED the Group
of Five sponsorship that has been set up in order that Ali Ebrahim can
come to Canada. This means that instead of being sent back to Ethiopia by
the U.S. government - to persecution and even death - he can be landed in
Canada. However, the INS has not responded to OCAP's request that his
deportation be canceled, he be released and his sponsorship go ahead.
As of now his deportation is still scheduled for September 11th.
Deporting Ali to Ethiopia, even when everything is in place for him to
come to Canada, would be entirely deplorable on the part of the INS,
showing once again they care nothing for the lives of refugees like Ali.
PLEASE CALL the INS and demand that they allow Ali Ebrahim to come to
Canada. Tell them they MUST cancel his deportation immediately,
especially since his sponsorship has already been accepted. This is an
incredibly timely matter as his deportation date is just two days away.
Thank you for your support regarding this case.
If you need additional information please call OCAP at: 416-925-6939
When you are calling on Ali Ebrahim's behalf you can include his INS
*** Laura Lee Valverde has the most authority to STOP Ali's deportation,
so she is the most important person to call. You can call David
Venturella and Andrea J. Quarantillo to apply additional pressure.
*** Laura Lee Valverde
Assistant Director of Removals - New Jersey
David Venturella, Assistant Commissioner for Detention
U.S. Department of Justice
NJ District Office
Andrea J. Quarantillo, Director
INS Newark District office
Ontario Coalition Against Poverty
517 College Street, Suite 234 Toronto, Ontario M5G 4A2
416-925-6939 ocap@... www.ocap.ca