Sunday, May 9, 2010
Please support Justin “Kutmah” McNulty
in his deportation defense.
He is facing immediate deportation unless
we can reopen his case and show the
authorities how vital it is for Justin to stay in our lives.
This vibrant artist, dj and producer is a
beloved member of the Los Angeles creative
community. Help Kutmah remain in the United States!
Kutmah was born in the UK to an Egyptian
mother and Scottish father. He moved to the
US with his mother when he was 12 years old.
They immediately applied for residency to keep
them from being sent to Egypt. As a British citizen
the court ruled that he would be able to live in the
UK which in their eyes wasn’t such a bad place.
They denied their application. Kutmah and his Mom
returned to court to plead their case 14 years ago
when Kutmah was 20. They were again denied a
green card and were urged to sign a document stating
they would voluntary leave the US.
On Wednesday morning, May 5th armed Immigration
agents entered Kutmah’s house and detained him.
He was brought to a facility in downtown LA where
he was interrogated. On Thursday he was moved to
an INS detention facility in New Mexico and can be
expelled from the country at any moment. We need to
show how important Kutmah is to the LA and US community.
To help, please visit > freekutmah.com and sign
the petition. We also urge you to customize or simply
add your name and e-mail to the letter pasted below
and send it ASAP to our friend Gaby Hernandez: firstname.lastname@example.org.
To Whom it May Concern:
Justin McNulty is a highly talented artist, DJ and
music producer who is a beloved member of the
Los Angeles creative community.
For well over a decade he has devoted his substantial
skills to the betterment of our community through
positive, artistic actions.
Mr. McNulty has selflessly donated his time and
exceptional talents to numerous charitable and
non-profit causes. He has garnered worldwide
acclaim through these efforts based in the United States.
Mr. McNulty’s individual community arts service is a
testament to modern philanthropy. In an age when
institutional funding is slim he has taken personal
action to better our country by inspiring its citizens through
progressive cultural outreach.
I fully support Justin McNulty’s right to stay in the
United States and urge your positive and swift action
in this matter. His deportation would be a devastating
loss to Los Angeles and the American arts.
Thank you for your time and consideration.