Need Help Paying For a Green Card

Hello, my name is Kezia and I am 13 years old.  My family and I just moved to Columbus, Ohio from England.  By ‘just’, I mean on the 18th of April—so almost two months ago.  We moved for family support, as we had none in England and my parents were finding it overwhelming looking after my youngest sister, who has special needs: a chromosome six deletion, meaning she is missing part of her sixth chromosome.  Also, my dad, who has an undiagnosed illness, wasn’t getting the help he needed.  It was fairly easy for us to move, because we all had American citizenships.

Except my mum.

For the past two months, my parents have been trying to get my mum a PRC (Permanent Resident Card), so she can stay.  She has been on a tourist visa for the past two months, but tourist visas are only for so long, and in three weeks she has to board a plane back to England if she doesn’t pay $1,760—money which we do not possess—for a PRC.  On top of that, if she ends up back in England, my dad will have to apply for her PRC from here in the US without her, and that could take longer—up to a year or more—and all the while, my dad would be without a wife, and my two sisters and me without a mother.

We have two weeks to raise $1,760—not three; two.  If we don’t turn in the money in two weeks, my mum will be on a plane back to England in three weeks, leaving her family behind her.  I need help raising $2,000 (GoFundMe will take 5% of every donation, and any extra money will be used for unforeseen charges), so my mum doesn’t have to leave the US and spend a year or more in England, waiting to finally receive her PRC and not seeing her family.

I am asking family, friends, and even strangers to pitch in and help, so my mum doesn’t have to return to England.  I am very thankful for any help you can give.

Donations (18)

  • Anonymous
    • $20 
    • 6 yrs

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Kezia Lietzau
Columbus, OH
Mark Lietzau

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