From:   Doug Singsen <>
Sent time:   Tuesday, November 01, 2011 11:39:50 AM
To:   september17 <>
Subject:   [september17discuss] Please Forward widely: Don't Let ICE Tear Apart a Loving Family!

Stop the Deportation of Ahmed Hossain!
Immigrants Are Part of the 99%!

Tuesday, November 8 8am
26 Federal Plaza

Ahmed Hossain is a father, a husband, a taxi driver, an actor and director, and a community activist. He is scheduled for deportation next Tuesday because of clerical errors on the part of immigration officials and his former lawyer. If Ahmed is deported, he may not have access to necessary heart medication and his wife and two American-born children might lose their home.

Ahmed's seven year old son Tanmoy is a very bright child but he keeps asking Ahmed and Salina Hossain the same question, because there is something he just can't understand: Why is his father being punished for a lawyer's mistake?

There is no good answer to Tanmoy's question. A longtime resident with no criminal record, Ahmed Hossain is one of the people that immigration authorities claim to no longer be going after. They need to hear from all of us that we will not stand for this.

What you can do:

Call New York Sen. Kirstin Gillibrand at 212-909-0492 and Congressman Bob Turner at 718-520-9001.
Ask them to stop Ahmed Hossain's deportation by calling Christopher Shanahan, ICE Field Office Director, at 212-264-4213

Sign a petition to stop Ahmed's deportation and visit the Facebook page for information.

Rally with the Bangladeshi-American Community Council outside Ahmed's deportation hearing on Tuesday, November 8, 8am at 26 Federal Plaza. (Corner of Broadway and Worth. Take trains to Chambers St. or City Hall.)

For more information about Ahmed's case, read this article or watch this report

If you would like to co-sponsor the rally or help organize support from the nearby Occupy Wall Street encampment, contact