To: ICE Field Director Wilcox and Assistant Field Director of Detention Peñaloz

Tell ICE: Stop Saja Tunkara’s Deportation

Tell ICE: Stop Saja Tunkara’s Deportation

Stop the deportation of Saja Tunkara. Release Saja Tunkara so that he can receive the medical care he needs, and be with his family while his open immigration application is resolved.

Why is this important?

Saja was detained by ICE in January 2018, and has been at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, WA ever since. His US citizen wife and two children (9 and 7 years old) lived with him in Seattle until the time of his detention. Read more about their story here: https://www.gofundme.com/immigrationsave4lives#

Throughout his time at the NWDC, Saja has suffered from serious medical challenges – delay of a scheduled surgery on a neck tumor, which resulted in nerve damage that restricts his arm movement; the development of asthma; and increasingly impaired vision. Saja’s detention has been profoundly traumatic for the entire family. His deportation would be emotionally and financially devastating for the Tunkara family and would further limit his access to life-saving medical care. His wife has been an incredible and vocal advocate on behalf of both Saja and all who are detained.

Saja was recently informed that his deportation is imminent. Stop the deportation of Saja Tunkara. Release Saja Tunkara so that he can receive the medical care he needs, and be with his family while his open immigration application is resolved.

Tacoma, WA, USA

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Reasons for signing

  • ripping families apart makes no sense...what is the point...she is a citizen...let then do whatever they legally need to and let the USA solve the many issues trump and company have needlessly created
  • because this is an atrocity being carried out against a human being that only supports the horror of the direction in which this country is going
  • An appalling story. There is no humane logic to ICE's actions.

Updates

2018-10-17 11:24:12 -0400

500 signatures reached

2018-10-11 20:21:31 -0400

100 signatures reached

2018-10-11 18:29:02 -0400

50 signatures reached

2018-10-11 17:54:02 -0400

25 signatures reached

2018-10-11 17:32:32 -0400

10 signatures reached