We are asking ICE to administratively close his case.
Acting ICE Director
“Hi my name is ____. I’m calling to ask ICE to agree to reopen and administratively close Gurmukh Singh’s case, A# 077-432-044, under Director Sandweg’s August 2014 parental interests directive. Although Gurmukh was released from detention after 5 ½ months, he still faces imminent deportation and separation from his family. I strongly urge you to exercise prosecutorial discretion during Gurmukh’s November 18 court mediation and agree to reopen and administratively close his case. Gurmukh is the parent and primary caretaker of two minor U.S. citizen children and his elderly parent, is married to a U.S. citizen, and is a contributing member to the community. His deportation will cause emotional, psychological, and financial hardship to his children and family. Please do not let the Singh family be separated. I urge you to administratively close Gurmukh’s case. Thank you.”
About Mr. Singh
Gurmukh Singh is a father of two U.S. citizen children, a loving husband, a caregiver to his elderly parents, and a taxi driver who is part of the Orange County Taxicab Drivers Association. Yet he is facing imminent deportation, after getting picked up and detained by ICE in April 2013 on the day of his family visa interview.
Gurmukh fled India over 15 years ago and came to the U.S. When his asylum application and subsequent appeal were denied due to faulty representation, he was ordered to be deported. However, unaware of this final order of removal, his wife petitioned for his green card. At his immigration interview, while dressed in a new suit that he had purchased for the day, he was arrested by immigration agents. Although he was released after five and a half months of detention, he still faces imminent separation from his family.
Gurmukh is the father of two U.S. citizen children who are 11 and 14 years old. On August 23, 2013, ICE issued a new “Parental Interests” directive, which states that special consideration should be made in the placement, detention, and deportation of immigrants who are parents and primary caretakers of U.S. citizen children. Gurmukh’s case squarely fits into the criteria outlined by the parental directive.