Release Mexican Journalist and Family from Prison

Target: Peter T. Edge, Executive Associate Director for Homeland Security Investigations, United States

Goal: Release Mexican journalist and his son from prison.

The United States Government is holding a Mexican journalist and his son in prison. Both journalist Emilio Gutierrez and his son Oscar were denied asylum requests by the U.S. and have been jailed.

Gutierrez had been living in the United States for over nine years. He broke no laws and waited for his asylum request to be granted without incident. Gutierrez faced death back in Mexico for a story he published about military corruption.

The United States wants to send Gutierrez back to Mexico. However, he and his family will surely be killed. To arrest Gutierrez and threaten him with deportation is a severe infringement on human rights. Sign the petition to demand that he be released from prison and be allowed to remain safely in the United States.


Dear Mr. Edge,

Journalist Emilio Gutierrez fled to the United States after receiving death threats for articles he published in his home country of Mexico. Gutierrez committed no crimes and waited patiently for his asylum paperwork to be processed. However, after nine years of no incidents, he and his son have been arrested and threatened with deportation.

Gutierrez embodies the American value of freedom of the press. He and his son, if deported to Mexico, will surely be attacked, or worse, murdered. To deport an asylum seeker is to completely disregard one’s human rights. I demand that the government release him from prison and allow he and his family to remain safely in the United States.


[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Rennett Stowe

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  1. Gen Agustsson says:

    free that journalist and family!

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