04/09/2018

Urgent Action: US Must Not Deport Gay Asylum Seeker to Ghana (USA: UA 65.18)


Sadat I. fled homophobic attacks from a criminal group in Ghana and has been held in US immigration detention since requesting asylum there in January 2016. US authorities are seeking to forcibly return Sadat to Ghana, where he faces human rights violations by police and the groups he fled. Sadat must immediately be released on parole pending the resolution of his asylum claim, and under no circumstances be deported to Ghana.

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Sadat I. fled homophobic attacks from a criminal group in Ghana and has been held in US immigration detention since requesting asylum there in January 2016. US authorities are seeking to forcibly return Sadat to Ghana, where he faces human rights violations by police and the groups he fled. Sadat must immediately be released on parole pending the resolution of his asylum claim, and under no circumstances be deported to Ghana.

1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:

  • Calling on US authorities to immediately halt any deportation proceedings against Sadat I.;
  • Urging ICE to release Sadat I. (case file A# 208-920-376) on parole, pending the resolution of his asylum claim;
  • Calling on the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) to review apparent due process violations in the handling of Sadat’s asylum claim, and his ill-treatment in detention.

[CONTACT UPDATE] Contact these two officials by 4 May, 2018:

ICE Field Office Director*
Daniel Bible
San Antonio Field Office
8940 Fourwinds Drive
San Antonio, TX 78239 USA
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Mr. Bible

(Acting) ICE Director
Thomas Homan Immigration and Customs Enforcement 500 12th Street SW
Washington, D.C. 20536 USA
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Mr. Homan

*Note: A previous version of this Urgent Action listed former ICE Field Office Director Michael J. Pitts as the primary contact. The ICE Field Office Director has since changed to Daniel Bible (listed above). 

2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION

Click here to let us know if you took action on this case! This is Urgent Action 65.18
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