Prior to his arrest, we met with several Immigration attorneys regarding his residency and we were told that he was fine. Naturally, we felt blindsided when this all transpired. His mother, who is now a U.S. citizen, arrived to Waukegan, Illinois back in in 1983. From that time Jose grew up and completed all of his schooling here in Waukegan, Illinois. For eight years he has been employed by Johnson's Paving. He is, and has been, an upstanding member of the Waukegan community.
These past 6 weeks have been the most difficult and heartbreaking days of our lives. Jose is a devoted father who supports the boy's extracurricular activities, teaches them right from wrong and shows them so much love every day. We have been married for 21 years, have worked so hard to keep our family together and teach our boys to take the right path in life. In loosing Jose we have lost the rock of our family. To see my boys fear that there father may not come home breaks my heart everyday. Knowing how sad they are with each activity, event and milestone that is missed is almost too much to handle. We have lost our home without his income and I have had to apply for government assistance to get by during this trying time. Our savings is depleted and I have sold the possessions I could. At this time, we have moved in with my mother and we are just getting by.
I ask that you please donate what you can to help us pay for fees associated with getting Jose home. This money will go to attorney, bail and whatever other legal fees that may come are more than what I can afford. It is not easy to ask for help, but we are in a terrible situation. Please, please support getting Jose back and making our family whole again. We are so very grateful for every one of you and truly blessed to have you in our lives. Thank you in advance for your prayers and donations!
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