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Hi, My name is [ your name]. I’m a constituent from New Jersey, Zip Code [xxxxx] and I would appreciate it if you recorded my call. I’m calling as a [ your relationship to Basit(Friend, Student, colleague, coworker, community member)] of an asylum seeker that was detained by ICE agents on April 5th while living in the sanctuary city of Jersey City.

Ahmed AbdelBasit is an academic seeking asylum in the US due to the brutal political persecution in his country. Basit has a politically-motivated death sentence from an Egyptian military court for his work on academic freedom and his criticism of abuses by the Egyptian government. Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International have reported on his case and have supported his asylum application. Denying Basit's asylum and deporting him is sending an innocent man to his imminent death.

I urge you to support Basit's freedom and asylum application. If you want more information, please visit

[if they ask you on how he spells his official name: Ahmed Abdelbasit Mohammad]