Mauricio Trejo's Visa

Mauricio and Angela Trejo have been married since 2009. They have two delightful kids, Eli (8) and Kiana (9). Mauricio was born in El Salvador.  When he was 9, he and his family received temporary Visas to live and work in the US due to a pair of earthquakes that struck the country in 2001. Mauricio faithfully renewed this VISA every two years as was required.
      In January, the government decided to end the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for over 200,000 Salvadorians who have made a life here. While the country has rebuilt some of their infrastructure after the earthquakes factors such as drought, wide spread poverty, and extreme gang violence make it a dangerous place to think about returning to.
      Mauricio and Angela have until September of 2019 to figure out what they will do. Thankfully, they have found a great immigration lawyer who has given them a lot of hope regarding the road to residency and someday, citizenship, for Mauricio. The lawyer estimates the expenses related to her fees and the fees associated with the Visa itself to be about $5000. Mauricio and Angela will be covering an additional $2000-$5000 of expenses that will be associated with a mandatory trip to El Salvador Mauricio will have to make.
     We, their friends and family, would love to invite you to make a donation to their Visa fees so they can move forward quickly with the process and safely have residency here long before 9/19. Let's keep this family together and safe here in our community!

Donations ()

  • Dave & Julie Jones 
    • $100 
    • 16 mos
  • Tessa O'Connor 
    • $10 
    • 18 mos
  • Todd Decker 
    • $100 
    • 18 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $200 
    • 18 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $300 
    • 18 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Bethany Broughton 
Organizer
Saint Paul, MN
Angela Trejo 
Beneficiary
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