Seventeen-year-old prostitute Hashi, embraces a Babu, her “husband”, inside her small room at Kandapara brothel in Tangail, a northeastern city of Bangladesh, March 4, 2012. Many young and inexperienced prostitutes have “lovers” or “husbands” who normally live outside the brothel occasionally taking money and sex from them in exchange for security in this male dominated society. She earns about 800-1000 taka daily ($9.75 - $12.19) servicing around 15-20 customers every day. Hashi is one of hundreds of mostly teenage sex workers living in a painful life of exploitation in Kandapara slum’s brothel who take Oradexon, a steroid used by farmers to fatten their cattle, in order to gain weight and appear “healthier” and more attractive to clients. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj
URGENT: Nadia and her mother are scheduled to be deported back to Bangladesh on September 29 at 11am. They were denied motion to reopen their case after a mistake of the immigration judge. Please take action immediately to stop their deportation!
Nadia was brought to the U.S. when she was only a one year old. She is now 19 and a junior at Stony Brook University in New York studying Psychology. Nazmin has three younger children, all of whom are U.S. citizens and need her to stay in the country.
TAKE ACTION – MAKE A CALL:
1. Call DHS – Janet Napolitano (202-282-8495) and ICE – John Morton (202.732.3000)
Sample Script: “I am calling to ask that DREAM-Eligible student Nadia Habib (A# 073-588-622) and her mother Nazmin Habib (A#073-642-352) be allowed to stay in the U.S. Nadia came to the U.S. as a one year old and is studying Psychology. Nazmin is a contributing member of her community and provides for her three U.S. citizen children. Don’t deport Nadia Habib and her mother Nazmin Habib.”
2. SIGN THE PETITION: Please sign the petition and ask all of your contacts to do the same. You can also share the petition and action alert with your friends on Facebook/Twitter
3. PLEASE FORWARD THIS PETITION AND ACTION ALERT TO AT LEAST 5 FRIENDS.