Sign On: Extend Touch Hak's Stay of Removal So He Can Save Brother's Life
Last year, ICE granted Touch Hak temporary relief from deportation due to a groundswell of community support demanding that he be allowed to remain in the country to donate his kidney to his older brother Puthy. Unfortunately, after undergoing a lengthy testing process that concluded this month, the brothers were devastated to find out that they were not a blood type match and the donation could not go through. ICE has again pursued Touch’s deportation, but the brothers were still candidates for a Paired Donation Transplant Program in which they would be matched with another donor-recipient pair, enabling the two recipients to receive organs with matched blood types. However, the transplant center has determined that it cannot ethically enroll the brothers into this program without a guarantee from ICE that Touch will be allowed to remain in the U.S. long enough to receive post-operative care and recover after such invasive surgery--a period of at least 2 years.
The Hak family needs our support in asking ICE to grant Touch a 3-year stay of removal. Petition Deadline: Wednesday, August 12 at noon.