DREAMer Fights to Stay in the US - Ricardo Needs Your Help!

Ricardo Muniz is a 22-year old student, environmentalist, community activist, teen mentor, DREAM promoter, son, and brother. He is originally from Michoacan, Mexico, and was brought over by his parents to the United States when he was seven years old. On May 19, 2011, Ricardo received notice that he is to be deported by June 9, 2011. “I felt like someone had taken my heart out and smashed it against the floor,” he said. “I felt like my hopes were dashed.” Ricardo is determined not to be deported without a fight. "It's an injustice that I am not given a chance to prove that I am good for this nation," he says.

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Ricardo is a student at Fullerton Jr. College and wants to go on to pursue a double major in international business and environmental economy. His dream is to create environmentally friendly homes and structures and to financially care for his mother who has worked so hard for him. Ricardo owns up to his challenges as a growing youth in a tough neighborhood in Anaheim. Today, he's an inspirational speaker at men's and women's conferences and focuses on keeping youth in school.

“I feel like an American. I want to stay here in America. A want a future here in America. I want to be the future for America,” says Ricardo about his dreams and his future.

Make sure you let Napolitano and Morton know you want Ricardo to remain in the country as they are the only ones who can step in and prevent his deportation.  Call the DHS message line at and ICE message line at 202-732-3000 (call-in script below)

Call in Script:

“I am calling on behalf of Ricardo Munoz (A#96-139-441), an undocumented student who is facing deportation back to Mexico. Ricardo has lived in Los Angeles since he was 7.   Ricardo has been an active community member helping young people in his community stay away from gangs and drugs, takes three to four classes a quarter seeking to get a double major in international business administration and ecological business.  Ricardo participates in state-wide educational campaigns with the California DREAM Network and works every night at a Laundromat to help his mother with bills and rent. The reason I am calling is to ask that you do something to stop Ricardo from being deported.”

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