Help Bring My Dad Home
He used to worry about the things we all worry about - how are we going to pay the mortgage; how are we going to stop crime in our community; and how do we teach our children the difference between right and wrong. He still worries about those things, but he has to worry from 2,000 miles away now. He has to worry about paying bills, stopping crime, and raising a family in a country that threw him out and won't let him back in.
I am an American because I was born here. But, my Dad is an American because he has, and still wants to be, an American.
I have set up this fund to help my family deal with this terrible financial storm. I have set up this fund to help the attorneys continue fighting a battle that needs to be won by good, and not evil. And, I have set up this fund to make sure I do not have to explain to my Dad why the business closed and why 20 of his U.S. Citizen friends lost their jobs in the process.
Please help bring back my Dad, so he can go back to worrying - so he can turn my brother's iPad off at night; so he can watch his daughters go to their high school prom; and so he can explain to my mom why voting for Trump was dumb, but he still loves her anyway.
News coverage of the story here -
The New York Times, April 7, 2017
Washington Post, April 6, 2017
The Wall Street Journal, April 5, 2017
Ansari & Shapiro, Press Release, April 5, 2017
Mayor Pete Buttigieg's Letter of Support, Huffington Post, March 21, 2017
Fund him? He sold his restaurant, he can use those funds. He had a path to citizenship through his wife and did not take it. I am sure many attorney told him to leave the US so they can start working on making him legal and they chose the path to the might green over the path to citizenship. The wrong turn he made was not departing the US and applying for citizenship. This is a family of means that is why they made the news.
The best way to bring Mr. Beristain back to the USA is by a private bill in Congress. Since he has strong community support, that should be possible, and I am sure that Trump will be happy to sign the bill into law. Once Mr. Beristain comes back to the USA it will be legally, and he will be eligible for citizenship. I can't blame Trump or ICE for enforcing the law, which they are mandated to do. There are always going to be difficult cases that need an individual remedy, and Congress can do that!
I want Roberto back in the USA, but voting for Trump was not stupid. Mexico enforces their immigration laws. The USA should enforce the law. I came here to contribute. We need men like Roberto Beristain. Surely with so many relatives in the US, Mr. Beristain will be back to his restaurant very soon. Removing the anti-Trump words will help you draw contributions from both sides. Regardless of your politics, thanks for being a strong family. Hillary and the Democrats want to destroy the family, to make everyone more equal.
It seems possible to me that the reason for this particular over-enforcement could be politically motivated, and executed by people who want to stop all deportations. As you know, this is sometimes a tactic used by people in authority when they are pushed to enforce rules with which they disagree. By enforcing that rules in a ridiculous manner, they hope to make their boss look stupid. Donald Trump doesn't need any help to look stupid, but the full force of the entrenched government bureaucracy is working on it anyway.
I hope Adam Ansari is really trying to get him back, and not motivated to keep this issue alive, as some politicians are.