URGENT – Sign petition to demand DHS grant DRUM member Riaz Talukder a stay of deportation – families heal together

Grant motion to reopen case for Riaz Talukder

Demand the immigration judge to grant Riaz Talukder his stay of deportation so that he can stay with his wife who is battling thyroid cancer, and their two sons Rafi and Radi.


Why is this important?

Riaz Talukder is a husband and father of two US born sons Rafi age 15 and Radi age 11. Riaz first came to the US in 1981 but went back in 1998. During the time he was in Bangladesh, Riaz received death threats from the Jamaat Islami Party (Islamist fundamentalist party). On August 18th, 2010 he was arrested by immigration officers at home and was sent to Elizabeth Detention Center in New Jersey. After his home raid and detainment, Riaz learned that he had a deportation order against him. Riaz has been battle this deportation order ever since while attempting to adjust his status and stay with his sick wife, who is battling cancer. Since his arrest in 2010, Riaz has been going to regular supervision check ins with ICE. At his last check in, he was told to bring his passport and a plane ticket back home. If he were to be deported, his wife would be left without his support in her fight against cancer, and his kids would be left without their father.

This is an unjust action by our immigration system to separate a husband and father from his wife and kids. We need to ensure Riaz’s two sons and his wife are not forcefully abandoned by an immigration system that seeks to deport their main caretaker.


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