Help Francis Win His Asylum Case!

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Help Francis Win His Asylum Case! (español abajo)

Francis was forced to leave El Salvador in 2016 as a result of the persecution he faced as a gay man. He was severely abused as a child and later as an adult because members of his community perceived him as gay. Shortly before Francis left the country, he witnessed gang members brutally murder his two young nephews. Just this past year, the same gang killed his brother. If Francis returns, he could be killed- if not by the gangs, then because of the rampant homophobia in El Salvador.

This past month, Francis shared his story in front of a hostile judge at his final asylum hearing in Tucson. The immigration judge denied Francis in an unjust decision, attacking his credibility simply because he had not revealed his sexual orientation to the first immigration official who interviewed him while he was detained. Francis needs your support to pay the attorneys' fees for his appeal, so that he can keep fighting for his right to stay in the U.S.

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¡Ayúdale a Francis a ganar su caso de asilo!

Francis tuvo que salir de El Salvador en 2016 por la persecución que sufría por ser un hombre gay. Lo maltrataban severamente cuando era niño y también cuando era adulto ya que los miembros de su comunidad lo percibían como gay. Poco antes de que Francis salió del país, fue testigo del asesinato brutal de sus dos sobrinitos por parte de los pandilleros. El año pasado, los mismos pandilleros mataron a su hermano. Si Francis regresa lo podrían matar- si no por las pandillas, por la homofobia que se extiende por todo El Salvador. 

El mes pasado, Francis compartió su historia frente a un juez hostil en su audiencia final de asilo en Tucson. El juez de inmigración le negó a Francis con una decisión injusta, atacando su credibilidad simplemente porque no le reveló su orientación sexual al primer oficial de inmigración que lo entrevistó mientras que estaba detenido. Francis necesita su apoyo para pagarle a un abogado por su apelación para seguir luchando por su derecho de permanecer en los Estados Unidos.

Here's a statement from Francis (english translation below):

Hola mi nombre es Francis un joven gay salvadoreño, vine huyendo de las experiencias de violencia, falta de respeto a la identidad de mi genero, humillación, siendo agredido con abuso físico y psicológico en mi país de origen. Estuve detenido por 8 meses bajo las intolerancias de ICE, soy parte del sistema que detiene y deporta a la comunidad LGBTQJ. Salí con una fianza en el 2018 para luchar con mi caso de asilo, pero el juez negó mi asilo, el Juez atropelló mis derecho siendo yo de la comunidad LGBTQ. Ahora me encuentro en el proceso de apelación para no ser deportado necesito de su ayuda para poder pagar el abogado que llevará mi apelación, muchas gracias. Por favor ayúdeme para no ser deportado.

Hello my name is Francis and I am a young gay salvadoran. I fled because of experiences of violence, the lack of respect toward my sexual orientation, humiliation, and because I was physically and psychologically abused in my country of origin. I was detained for 8 months and suffered the intolerance of ICE. I have been subjected to a system that detains and deports members of the LGBTQ community. I was released on a bond in 2018 so that I could fight my asylum case, but the judge denied my asylum, violating my rights as a member of the LGBTQ community. Now I am in the process of appealing so that I won't be deported. I need your help to be able to pay an attorney to do the appeal. Please help me to not be deported.
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