Isenberg: An Open Letter to ICE on behalf of Saad Nabeel

The following email is addressed to the Chief Counsel for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Dallas, Paul Hunker.

My Reflection on Tucson

Paul,

I listened to the words of our President tonight and thought of Saad and said to myself surely Paul Hunker is watching tonight. There must be something that he can do to bring Saad Nabeel home to Texas. It is my true belief that Saad is as American as those our President talked about when he said “this country must live up to our children’s expectations”. Saad Nabeel may not have been born in America but he grew up here and knows only once pledge and that is The Pledge of Allegiance to the United States of America.

I know you will be meeting with Reverend Johnson tomorrow. I hope you and him can reach a breakthrough and bring an end to a crisis that has so impacted Saad Nabeel for over a year. I can think of no better symbol for Dallas than an announcement that we are bringing Saad Nabeel home not because it is right or wrong but because it is the right thing to do. I can think of no better day than Monday, the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King to announce to the world that America takes care of those that subscribe to our way of thinking.

Saad is considering going into law he says. He is also thinking about public service. I dream of a day when Saad would be joining you as a fellow attorney for the Department of Homeland Security. Some say I am crazy. I just like to think outside of the box.

The American Dream is alive and well within each of us this night.

Ralph Isenberg

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