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?

  • Maria Burton
    signed 2019-12-01 14:56:38 -0500
  • Mara Rabinowitz
    signed 2019-12-01 14:46:41 -0500
  • Jessica Brandon
    signed 2019-12-01 01:23:10 -0500
  • Eve Shoenthal
    signed 2019-11-30 11:55:41 -0500
  • Rebecca Anderson-Gregorio
    signed 2019-11-30 08:13:11 -0500
  • Lindsay Nissenbaum
    signed 2019-11-30 06:54:30 -0500
  • Krista Bolton
    signed 2019-11-30 05:28:08 -0500
  • Holly Sarmiento
    signed 2019-11-30 04:43:09 -0500
  • Alice Brennan
    signed 2019-11-29 21:08:51 -0500
  • Maggie Boelter
    signed 2019-11-29 19:29:34 -0500
  • Amazing Amy Harlib
    @amyharlib tweeted link to this page. 2019-11-29 17:48:09 -0500
  • Amy Harlib
    signed 2019-11-29 17:47:59 -0500
  • Rosa Munson-Blatt
    signed 2019-11-29 16:38:18 -0500
  • Amy Geiger
    signed 2019-11-29 15:58:23 -0500
  • Marcia Sachs
    signed 2019-11-29 14:53:57 -0500
  • Miles Brooks
    signed 2019-11-29 14:05:31 -0500
  • Nick Jacobs
    signed 2019-11-29 13:22:31 -0500
    Nick Jacobs Please stop this shameful and un-american act. It is people like Sonia who have made america what it is.
  • Azul Ramirez
    signed 2019-11-29 12:49:46 -0500
  • Carol Radel
    signed 2019-11-29 08:52:21 -0500
  • Jodie Reaver
    signed 2019-11-29 07:31:58 -0500
  • Ximena Frankel
    signed 2019-11-29 06:47:47 -0500
  • Katja Jezewski
    signed 2019-11-29 03:09:09 -0500
    Demand that ICE stop Sonia`s (+ others) deportation + keep their families together!
  • Jenine Bressner
    signed 2019-11-28 23:50:57 -0500
  • Marilyn Auer
    signed 2019-11-28 23:01:48 -0500
    Marilyn Auer
  • Jonathan Shapiro
    signed 2019-11-28 22:21:59 -0500
  • Alberto Cifuentes, Jr.
    signed 2019-11-28 18:07:25 -0500
  • Mari Luna
    signed 2019-11-28 14:46:35 -0500
  • Roger Drew
    signed 2019-11-28 14:27:04 -0500
  • Charlie Hernandez
    signed 2019-11-28 14:18:32 -0500
  • Nicole Iraola
    signed 2019-11-28 12:58:39 -0500