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Hello, dear friends and family!

It's time to reach out and ask for your help.

As you might have noticed Alex Xipil has not been around lately. He has been detained for about a month now waiting for a resolution from judge to re-open his 10 years old political asylum case.

Alex left Russia 10 years ago seeking a safe place to live as his native land has prosecuted him for his liberal political views and disagreement with current regime. Coming to USA was challenging for a non-English speaking Russian refugee. Navigating the legal system was definitely one of the trickier parts. Alex's friend has agreed to help find a lawyer. However, the situation went from bad to worse, as the lawyer turned out to be an alcoholic, neglected to notify Alex of court dates and did nothing to resolve the case successfully. Eventually, no new hearing was scheduled and case was closed unfavorably. Without knowing the language and getting less than satisfactory legal advice, this situation lingered. 10 years later ICE agents came to our house and took him away.
Times have been tough and his new lawyer has asked for a full amount of $3000 just to file motion for re-opening the case. There will be additional fees to continue handling his asylum case.
I feel that Alex and I have been putting ourselves into our community creating special deco for many of our local events, many times free.. just to make the event more memorable and bright for all of you. We have helped create many Goa Gil parties and Red Marines Festivals so all of you could visually enjoy our collective celebration. Not to mention that Alex has been DJing at so many parties mostly for free just because he wanted to share his favorite music with all of you.

California has become our home!!!

We can not imagine to live anywhere else. Our friends and family circle has expanded to an enormous amount of people!!!.. and we love you and are grateful to have you all in our lives.

Now we are asking for your help. Any small participation will make a huge difference, if people respond to this plea for help and spread the word.

Everything will go towards lawyer's compensation. We will be grateful for every dollar! Please spread the word and don't stay away. If you reading this "“ then we consider you a part of our family. Thank you for reading this and your contribution!
Here is a website that we've started in support of the cause as well. We will add more option to it. It's just a starter. Please share.

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