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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