Saving the Dragan Family

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Raised by 51 people in 26 months
Angela Maria Dragan   MANOR, TX
I am here to ask for  your help because my family is in dire need! Immigration has detained my husband, and is forcing my two children, and myself who is 7 1/2 months in a high risk pregnancy to be homeless and possibly being forced to leave the country even though my children and myself are all American citizens. 
     At every corner I am getting told that my children and myself are not valid, by immigration, ICE, and the San Antonio Customs and Border Patrol. 
     My husband has been in the United States legally for 17 1/2 of his 29 years, he is an American. While we were applying for his citizenship, his Legal Permanent Residence (LPR) expired, and the San Antonio CBP told him not to worry, that there would be no point to give him another LPR since he would have his citizenship. When his citizenship was denied they went straight to detaining him. They got him on a technicality. From this process I have learned that the immigration process does not give immigrants legal rights, even though they are tax payers, and they are not held accountable for their actions. They denied him legal council because it is up to their discretion.
     My husband and I are not perfect, and my husband did get in trouble 4 1/2 years ago. It is that trouble that they are using to keep him detained. With immigrants there is no statue of limitation to keep from being persecuted by the immigration system. Since September 2009, my husband has devoted his time to turn his life around and provide and honest living for our family. He received his GED, completed all of the rehabilitation programs, and was released from probation 2 years early. He has had his job and career for three years and is the shining example of rehabilitation. He held the title of Senior Linux Admin, and was currently in training to be a Linux 3 admin. Since 2009 he has not been in any trouble besides a seat belt ticket. To explain this situation, I think this qoute sums it up the best, 
" Everyone makes mistakes in life, but that doesn't mean they have to pay for them for the rest of their life. Sometimes good people make bad choices. It doesn't mean they are bad. It means they are human."   unknown author
    Andrei, my husband is not a danger to society, not a danger to national security and not a flight risk and yet they refuse to release him. I am in high risk of euterine rupture in my last term that I am currently in, as well as have gastrites, gastroparesis, as well as Pelvic SI problems that make walking extremely painful. As  you can see I can't work even if I wanted to. I have set up this Go Fund Me page to cover 3 months of bills, attorney fees, and health care long enough for me to have our daughter.  At that point I will be forced to leave the only country I have known because of the way our immigration system is set up. Andrei is the type of man who woke up every day at 6 am to go to work, where he thrived for three  years. He has never missed a birthday or a holiday, and his absense is deeply missed by our children and myself. Isaiah just turned 7, and his birthday was spent in a correction facility because that was the only way he could see his daddy for his birthday. Isabella is 2 and everyday says, "I miss daddy." Now I am being forced to have this baby alone without my husband, while selling all of our stuff off and it is DEVASTATING!
     Please help us. Check out my face book page, Angela Maria Dragan, you will see that my husband has been a dutiful spouse and father for years. We need your mercy because our government is forcing us to be homeless, hungry, and under extreme distress.  This is supposed to be the land of the Free! Please help our family. I believe in prayers and we are always in need of those. Thank you for taking the time to read our story and I hope you find it in your hearts to help us, complete strangers but in dire need of your help.
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Update 25
24 months ago
I have to give a huge shout out to my Gator family! You all have been amazing from donations, groceries, babysitting and being there for us in such a trying time. My heart is so incredibly thankful to you all!
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Update 24
24 months ago
Please share our story. Please donate if it is within your means. Im having the baby in two weeks and I need diapers, wipes, diaper cream, pads, nipple cream, baby wash, baby detergent. Basically I still need everything. We are still waiting for Andrei to return to work. I know this is not your burden, but our countries government did not care about my needs or the needs of my children. Please help me. Im still waiting to see if I will get approved for welfare, since I have no income. This whole ordeal has really rocked me at my core and taken away all of our stability/ security.
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Update 23
25 months ago
Its bitter sweet to sell our belongings, sad to sell them, but every little bit helps. Please donate, please share our story.
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Update 22
25 months ago
Andrei has officially been deported. It is better than him rotting away in a prison unjustly. We still need your help, it will be 3-4 weeks before Andrei can return to work and receive a paycheck to help our family out. 3 weeks until the baby will be here. A huge thank you to Anthony Kempski his donation helped buy Bella a new carseat something she has needed for the past couple months. Things are starting to look up. Garage sales for tomorrow and Saturday, pray for a good turn out. Bills keep on coming. Thank you to everyone who has supported my family in the best ways they could, it means alot.
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Belinda Givens
25 months ago

Americans you know what is sad? Today my son in law is being deported back to Romania! Leaving his 8 1/2 month high risk pregnant wife and his 2 yr and 7 yr old here in Austin! They were not allowed to even see him off at the airport. No hug from his kids goodbye no daddy I love you'd nothing! Treated like a criminal he is a husband to a American woman a father to TWO young American children. He will witness the birth via Skype to his 3rd american duaghter! How pathetic has out government become! Yet we let all of the illegals come here assuming they are under age and are whom they say they are and our tax dollars keep them here! My money keeps them here yet they destroy my daughter and her family? I am NOT PROUD TO BE A AMERICAN!!' This country is pathetic!!

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Patrick Pelanne
25 months ago

We haven't forgotten about you guys.

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Angela Dragan
25 months ago

Thank you Robert. I can't believe that the USA government can ruin the lives of US citizens like this. President Obama is asking for hundreds of millions to care for children from other countries. I can't help but think what about America's children, My children, or the 70,000 kids made orphans last year because of the 470 thousand plus adults they deported last year. They have taken so much from my family and we will never get justice for it. Thank you Robert for your kind words and support. I know this is a burden to many, but I/ we need your help. I'm trying to make it long enough just to have this baby, and we need money and people to share our story. Our situation becomes more and more dire, and im sorry I have to burden people with all of this, but as a mother and pregnant woman

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Robert Thacker
25 months ago

You know it sickens me that Andrei is being treated like this I know what happened happened and I will not go into details but he is Married to an American which makes him American and America treats him like Crap. To be honest I have come to expect this from our current leaders, but enough said about them. Angela I am so sorry this has happened to you and your family. all I can do is pray for your Pregnancy to go well and that Americans see how crooked this Administration is.

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Belinda Givens
26 months ago

FREE MY SON-IN-LAW!!

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Belinda Givens
26 months ago

The generosity and support for may son-in-law Andrei is a true blessing! For all his coworkers..god bless you all! I am so proud to cann Andrei my son-in-lAw! He is the most dedicated man I know in both his professional career and family life! Thank you for your con'd support! FREE ANDREI DRAGAN!!!

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Harim Arevalo
26 months ago

It pains me to receive this news.. My condolences - Andrei does not deserve this situation. I have faith in his talents though.. I know he will do well in all future endeavors. Best wishes.

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Robert Thacker
26 months ago

I have known Andrei for about a yr. through a company we work together in and he is a real hard worker, always talks about how much he loves his Children and wants to make abetter life for them here in America. The way he is being treated now makes me sad. I do hope things work out for him and his family.

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Patrick Pelanne
26 months ago

Andrei is a great guy, hard worker and a family man. Terrible miscarriage of justice here. I hope it works out Angela

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$4,635 of $12k goal

Raised by 51 people in 26 months
Created June 17, 2014
Angela Maria Dragan     Emergencies   MANOR, TX
$200
Anonymous
24 months ago
NK
$50
Nikki Kaur
24 months ago
$10
Anonymous
24 months ago
$25
Anonymous
25 months ago
KT
$100
Kedron Touvell
25 months ago
TC
$100
Tony Carbone
25 months ago
SD
$300
Sean Dundon
25 months ago

Stay strong, the worst will be over soon.

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$5
Anonymous
25 months ago
PP
$200
Patrick Pelanne
25 months ago
RT
$20
Robert Taylor
25 months ago

Wish I could help out with a little bit more money, but I currently face financial issues as well. I pray every day for you Andrei and as well for Angela and the kids! You guys will make it through this rough time.

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Belinda Givens
25 months ago

Americans you know what is sad? Today my son in law is being deported back to Romania! Leaving his 8 1/2 month high risk pregnant wife and his 2 yr and 7 yr old here in Austin! They were not allowed to even see him off at the airport. No hug from his kids goodbye no daddy I love you'd nothing! Treated like a criminal he is a husband to a American woman a father to TWO young American children. He will witness the birth via Skype to his 3rd american duaghter! How pathetic has out government become! Yet we let all of the illegals come here assuming they are under age and are whom they say they are and our tax dollars keep them here! My money keeps them here yet they destroy my daughter and her family? I am NOT PROUD TO BE A AMERICAN!!' This country is pathetic!!

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Patrick Pelanne
25 months ago

We haven't forgotten about you guys.

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Angela Dragan
25 months ago

Thank you Robert. I can't believe that the USA government can ruin the lives of US citizens like this. President Obama is asking for hundreds of millions to care for children from other countries. I can't help but think what about America's children, My children, or the 70,000 kids made orphans last year because of the 470 thousand plus adults they deported last year. They have taken so much from my family and we will never get justice for it. Thank you Robert for your kind words and support. I know this is a burden to many, but I/ we need your help. I'm trying to make it long enough just to have this baby, and we need money and people to share our story. Our situation becomes more and more dire, and im sorry I have to burden people with all of this, but as a mother and pregnant woman

+ Read More
Robert Thacker
25 months ago

You know it sickens me that Andrei is being treated like this I know what happened happened and I will not go into details but he is Married to an American which makes him American and America treats him like Crap. To be honest I have come to expect this from our current leaders, but enough said about them. Angela I am so sorry this has happened to you and your family. all I can do is pray for your Pregnancy to go well and that Americans see how crooked this Administration is.

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Belinda Givens
26 months ago

FREE MY SON-IN-LAW!!

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Belinda Givens
26 months ago

The generosity and support for may son-in-law Andrei is a true blessing! For all his coworkers..god bless you all! I am so proud to cann Andrei my son-in-lAw! He is the most dedicated man I know in both his professional career and family life! Thank you for your con'd support! FREE ANDREI DRAGAN!!!

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Harim Arevalo
26 months ago

It pains me to receive this news.. My condolences - Andrei does not deserve this situation. I have faith in his talents though.. I know he will do well in all future endeavors. Best wishes.

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Robert Thacker
26 months ago

I have known Andrei for about a yr. through a company we work together in and he is a real hard worker, always talks about how much he loves his Children and wants to make abetter life for them here in America. The way he is being treated now makes me sad. I do hope things work out for him and his family.

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Patrick Pelanne
26 months ago

Andrei is a great guy, hard worker and a family man. Terrible miscarriage of justice here. I hope it works out Angela

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