Keep Sonia Home

Sonia is a licensed home health aide – people she has worked for describe her as loving and dedicated. She now works for Make The Road CT as a community organizer.

Sonia is the mother of three small children (aged 14, 10, and 5), all U.S. citizens. Together with Henry, her husband of 14 years, they live in a modest home in Bridgeport. 

Sonia left Honduras in 2002 at the age of 19 to escape relatives who were violently abusing her.

Like many others, Sonia was on a schedule of regular check-ins with ICE and everything was going fine – until she spoke up publicly at an immigrant rights rally in Bridgeport on Sept 17th that was monitored by local and state police and filmed by multiple unknown individuals.

One week later - in the middle of the night - Sonia received a text message saying she was to appear in Hartford the next morning. When she arrived, she was told to buy a plane ticket to leave her family and fly to Honduras by December 13. 

We will not tolerate ICE retaliating against our community members who are fighting for justice! 

Sonia’s deportation would destabilize and permanently separate a hard-working Bridgeport family. All three of her children rely daily on Sonia for support. They would be devastated if Sonia was taken from them.

Sonia’s deportation would send the message that anyone who speaks out against our immigration system will be punished. 

Sonia is requesting a stay of deportation from ICE. They have the discretion to monitor immigrants without breaking up families.  Please sign the petition below and DEMAND THAT ICE STOP SONIA’S DEPORTATION AND KEEP HER FAMILY TOGETHER

500 signatures

Dear Marcos Charles, Acting Director, Regional ICE Field Office for Enforcement and Removal Operations.

I am writing to request that in your discretion, you stay the current planned deportation of Sonia Gutiérrez.  Sonia has been instructed to leave the country on December 13. Sonia’s deportation would destabilize a hard-working, tax-paying family who have no legal issues other than trying to remain together in this country. 

Sonia is the mother of three small children (aged 14, 10, and 5) who are all U.S. citizens. Her children rely daily on her for their care. Without their mother, they would be devastated. Sonia’s husband of 14 years, leaves their family home each day in Bridgeport at 4:00 each morning and does not home until early evening.

Sonia is well known member of the community, having been a licensed home health aide and now an organizer with Make The Road CT. All who work with her describe as loving, caring, and dedicated. She has been consistently working – and paying taxes – since coming to the United States in 2002.

Sonia left Honduras in 2002 at the age of 19 to escape relatives who were violently abusing her; she cannot return to Honduras as she has no hope of safety there - one of the relatives was a police commander. 

Sonia’s deportation would punish a woman who is following the American Dream by building a life, caring for others, and speaking out for justice.

ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) is supposed to be targeting immigration enforcement towards people who are causing serious problems in our country - this is not Sonia. ICE has the discretion to monitor immigrants without breaking up families.

Will you sign?

  • Milka Calderon
    signed 2019-11-20 22:50:11 -0500
  • Maureen Matthews
    signed via 2019-11-20 22:34:57 -0500
  • Patricia Ascencio
    signed 2019-11-20 21:38:26 -0500
  • Courtnay Wheeler
    signed via 2019-11-20 18:32:59 -0500
  • Jennifer Cook
    signed 2019-11-20 15:38:05 -0500
    Jennifer Anne Cook
  • Julie Norman
    signed 2019-11-20 15:26:30 -0500
  • Amy Croteau
    signed 2019-11-20 14:39:07 -0500
  • Victoria Almodovar
    signed 2019-11-20 14:21:03 -0500
  • Nina Vazquez
    signed 2019-11-20 14:20:08 -0500
  • Angel Fanini
    signed 2019-11-20 12:12:57 -0500
  • Anne Gebelein
    signed 2019-11-20 12:02:32 -0500
  • Empress Ayana
    signed 2019-11-20 11:53:04 -0500
  • T'challa
    @mamagen007 tweeted link to this page. 2019-11-20 11:15:29 -0500
  • Tchalla Williams
    signed 2019-11-20 11:15:09 -0500
    STOP splitting up families for the sake of protecting borders that have always been open. We are a melting pot!!!! WE ARE THE PEOPLE! And we will stand together even if it means against a corrupt government! NO JUSTICE! NO PEACE!
  • Zulay Montero
    signed 2019-11-20 11:09:02 -0500
    Ella se merece quedarse en este país .

    Tiene una familia y es un excelente ser humano.

    Luchadora , trabajadora y madre .
  • Joy Cline
    signed 2019-11-20 10:48:15 -0500
  • Ruth jerez
    signed 2019-11-20 10:12:48 -0500
  • Jacqueline Gagnon
    signed via 2019-11-20 07:49:42 -0500
  • Katie Kadwell
    signed 2019-11-20 06:43:24 -0500
    Sonia has been here for 17 years and has three children who are US citizens. Sonia’s life, family, and community are in the United States. Sonia is a productive member of her community and should be given a path to citizenship, not deported because of white supremacist immigration policies.
  • Judy Sullivan
    signed 2019-11-20 05:50:36 -0500
  • Pamela Rogers
    signed via 2019-11-20 05:30:09 -0500
  • Darien Farrokhi
    signed 2019-11-20 04:44:05 -0500
  • Lauren Rocha
    signed 2019-11-20 04:18:02 -0500
    Sonia is a beautiful mother and person. This is absolutely unacceptable!
  • Aya Salem
    signed via 2019-11-20 01:55:29 -0500
  • Maia Walker
    signed 2019-11-19 23:40:58 -0500
  • Nancy Fabrizi-Miller
    signed 2019-11-19 23:24:54 -0500
    She is a contributing member of society. She pays taxes. Home health aides work so hard! It is people like Sonia who help keep families and communities stable. Keep her here! We need her. Her children need her. Please do not break this family up.
  • Peg Regan
    signed 2019-11-19 23:11:59 -0500
    Sonia has a moral right to stay here and take care of her children. How can our country treat people so inhumanely???
  • Beth Schafer
    signed 2019-11-19 23:07:34 -0500
  • Katharine Browning
    signed 2019-11-19 22:44:46 -0500
    Katharine Browning
  • Margaret Cannon
    signed 2019-11-19 22:40:50 -0500
    This is a terrible injustice. Standing up for human rights should not be punished!