- Posted August 16, 2014 by
Jersey city, New Jersey
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Please help stop my brother's deportation, PLEASE!!!
Alien # A042313309
My name is Nady Lysaire, I’m writing this letter on behalf of my brother Ralph Lysaire in hope of seeking pardon for him, my brother is in process of getting deported back to Haiti due to a drug felony charge he had 11 years ago. Although this is a serious charge my brother stands firm on his innocence. He waited a year for a trial and didn’t get one. They kept postponing the trial until my brother had to plead guilty in order to get out of jail.
My brother is a changed man, he is a brother and uncle and loving husband to wonderful wife Daisy of seven (7) years. He is no longer the same man. Since his conviction, my brother has learned his lesson and completely turned his life around, he went back to school for his GED and also graduated with a degree in Culinary Arts. He is a very hard worker, and pays histaxes. Ralph is a great uncle to my son Jaron and the only male figure in his life. My son adores and admires him. Ralph is the only family member that I have in the U.S.
Ralph came to America when he was about 10 years old (he is now 34 years old) he doesn't remember Haiti, America is his home. He suffers from schizophrenia disorder (a chemical imbalance in the brain) and could go through psychosis at any time without his medications which causes him to have hallucinations, hear voices, get depressed, cries, screams and talks to himself. He has been in an out-patient mental health program since 2007 at Jersey City Medical Center. In 2012, he suffered a pulmonary embolism, a blood clot in his lungs. This was life threatening because he could hardly breathe and almost died. Luckily the hospital was only five minutes away.
After seeing a specialist for this blood clot, he was diagnosed having a hypercoagulative disordermeaning that he can have a life threatening blood clot at any time without his medications. His blood levels have to be monitored for the rest of his life.
My brother has already served his time. I feel like he was given the death penalty, because by sending him back to Haiti he will die for sure, I'm begging you on bending knees to please spare my brother's life.
Haiti is a suffering country that is very poor and lack proper medical treatments, resources, food and water. My brother's’ life is at stake if deported there. Please do not deport my brother. He means everything to me. My brother and his wife Daisy have plans and goals and dreams they want to achieve together as a family. I’m afraid for his life because of his disorders and seeing first hand what could happen to him is disheartening.
Ralph is stable with his medications and monitoring here in the United States and does not pose any threat to anyone. Instead his life is at stake and he could die if he’s deported to Haiti. Please do not deport my brother Ralph instead please grant him relief and a second chance in life.
Thank you for your immediate consideration on this sensitive matter.
I would like to thank you in advance from the bottom of my heart for taking the time to read and sign my petition.
Please help us!!!!! This is URGENT
PLEASE JOIN US IN SAVING MY BROTHER'S LIFE
Please show your support by contacting the state officials below, also include his NAME (Ralph Lysaire) and (Alien# A042313309) PLEASE call, fax, and email the state officials and demand they STOP my brother’s deportation. I NEED YOUR HELP!!! PLEASE SHOW YOUR SUPPORT
WHITE HOUSE CONTACT INFO:
House switchboard (202-456-1414
To leave a message (202-456-1111)
ICE Acting Director, John Sandweg (202)732-3000
Deputy Assistant Secretary of DHS (Please contact Miss Olavarria and ask her to reconcider (Very important person”)
Andrew Lorenzen-Strait (Very important person)
GOVERNOR CHRIS CHRISTIE609-292-6000
(Please contact the Officer and ask her to reconsider
NEWARK ICE OFFICE
Immigration Officer Kathy Perez)
Haitian Consulate General in New York, the United States
Mr Charles A. Forbin, Consul General 259 SW 13th Street #3
Miami, FL 33130
815 2nd Avenue, 6th floor
New York 10017
Fax (+1) 212-681-6991
His Excellency Paul ALTIDOR “Ambassador”
Mr. William EXANTUS, Minister Counselor
Deputy Chief of Mission/Political Affairs
Phone (202) 332-4090
Fax: (202) 745-7215
BELOW IS A LETTER WRITTEN BY EXPERT WITNESS ON MY BROTHER'S BEHALF TO IMMIGRATION
As an Expert Witness from Haiti, Michelle Karshan states in her August 7, 2014 statement to Immigration and Customs Enforcement that:
“It is my opinion that if Ralph Lysaire is deported to Haiti he will more likely than not be subjected to severe physical and mental pain and suffering and will face a high risk of death from either torture, starvation during detention, lack of necessary medications, may be forced to live in a tent camp settlement, may not have access to treated water, will be at risk ofcontracting the deadly disease cholera, and will not have access to free medical care and will not be able to access regular mental health care. The withholding of medical treatment of detained deportees is known by the police to cause intense physical and or emotional pain. This is a modus operendi for them, not the result of willful blindness, as Haitian officials have a long experience with observing the results of withholding medical treatment from sick or debilitated deportees and they know that their actions are directly causing the suffering of the deportees.
Upon deportation Mr. Lysaire would immediately be taken into custody by Haiti’s police for a lengthy processing and interrogation and, because he has a drug related conviction, it is very likely that Mr. Lysaire will be illegally detained in police custody in life-threatening conditions without any food, treated water, medical or mental health care until he is also interrogated by the Haitian police special Anti-Drug Trafficking unit. In the event that he has no relative to come forward to apply for his release, Mr. Lysaire will be forced to stay in a temporary center outside of Haiti’s capital far from transportation in a rural area far from anymedical care, and where the staff physically abuse criminal deportees there. Mr. Lysaire would not have access to free medical or mental health care nor to medications or diagnostic evaluations. There is a serious shortage of mental health professionals and the two mental health facilities are nothing more than horrific overcrowded prisons where patients are not provided beds, and food and medication typically have to be provided by family.
Mr. Lysaire may be lynched by a mob with government sanction because he is a criminal deportee and because his mental illness may cause him to draw attention and be targeted because he will be misunderstood and feared. Lynching often includes methods, such as hacking to death by machete or being set on fire with gasoline, concrete bricks or rocks thrown on the person, beating with wood or metal. Mr. Lysaire will be at risk of being tortured by government or private actors acting with government sanction in order to extort money from him as a deportee who has family in the U.S. and is perceived as affluent. Mr. Lysaire may be tortured because of various manifestations of mental illness, including the widespread use of kalot marassa -- boxing about the ears and head. Mr. Lysaire faces a constellation of threats which have led me to conclude that his being tortured is more likely than not.