Keep a Father With His Family

My name is Pilar. When I was 13 my sister was 18 and my brother was 6, we came to the US together to meet my dad. That was almost 13 years ago. 

It’s been 16 years since he came to the US. Here, my dad has built a community, a family, and a life here. My nephews love their grandpa. The only thing I think about when I remember that my dad is facing deportation is how much my nephews, my brothers and my dad's friends are gonna miss him. When my sister, brother and I came to the USA he was the one who brought us here. He left us in Mexico but then he asked us to join him. Before I did not understand a lot of things about my dad because I was younger, but as I got older I understood he was trying his best to raise all of us and keep us and himself safe. Now I have a good relationship with my dad. I’m thankful for him because he raised us without my mom and he did the best he could for all of my brothers and sisters. 

My dad is now facing deportation, which means that he will have to go back to Mexico, where he feels unsafe. He will have to start over and now is not that easy because he is older and has to leave by himself and will be alone in Mexico. 

Where my dad lives currently there aren’t a lot of resources that support immigrants. That is why we are reaching out to our community in New York for help.

After doing a lot of research on our own and with the help of  recommendations from friends and the New Sanctuary Coalition, we have found a lawyer who will work with us. He is charging us $8000 in total. My dad already paid $1500 because he already had a court date. But we need to keep paying for the lawyer so he can continue working on my dad's case. 

That is why we are now fundraising. We know that it will be expensive. Anything you can donate will help! Please share this campaign and help us reach our goal!
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