To: Kirstjen Nielsen, DHS Secretary and Ronald D. Vitiello, Acting Director, ICE
Free Selene Saavedra Roman
Update: 3/23/2019 Thanks to those who signed and shared, ICE released Selene from detention late Friday, and she is now home with her husband. We won the first battle, but this fight is not over. ICE is still trying to strip Selene's DACA status and deport her. Please sign the petition, and we will keep you up to date on additional actions to protect Selene from deportation.
Selene Saavedra Roman is a DREAMer with approved status, no criminal history, and simply doing her job as a certified U.S. Flight Attendant. It is outrageous that she was detained and has been held for over a month with no end in sight. We call on DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and ICE Acting Director Ronald D. Vitielloto to immediately release Selene and drop all charges against her.
Why is this important?
Selene Saavedra Roman was brought to the United States from Peru when she was 3 years old. She graduated college at Texas A&M and was granted legal status under DACA. She is married to a U.S. citizen and is on her way to full citizenship in the only country she’s ever known.
But now, she is sitting in an ICE detention center - where she has been held for over a month in inhumane conditions - and threatened with deportation to a country she's never known.
Selene had just started her dream job as a flight attendant when she was scheduled for a flight to Mexico. She raised concern with her supervisor, but the airline mistakenly insisted she would be fine to travel. Being new on the job, she agreed to work the flight.
But when she returned, customs pulled her aside and detained her. After 24 hours in detention at the airport, she was transferred to ICE custody where she has been held in “prison conditions.” Immigration hearings are scheduled for next month, but they could end with deportation for someone who has done nothing but follow all of the rules.
We demand that Selene immediately be released, reunited with her husband, and all charges against her dropped.
The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA is mobilizing for Selene. Join us. Bring her home. You can read more about Selene's story here: https://thepointsguy.com/news/ice-detains-flight-attendant-daca/