Rebecca Trimble - Make America "Home" - Legal Fees

A Woman Without A Country - New York Times Article

Government Orders Deportation - Alaska Landmine Article

Hi Everyone. My wife is going through a very difficult immigration process (click on above links to read the details) though she has lived in the U.S. since she was an infant. She was raised as an American and believed herself to be a citizen until she was 22 years old. She's a wonderful woman. Any country would be happy to have people like her. Though America doesn't recognize her right now, I believe it someday will. I believe my wife will get to call America "home" again without reservation. 

We have been working diligently for 5 years now, doing everything within our power to obtain legal status for my wife. It's been a long and difficult journey with a series of small heartbreaks along the way. I want my wife to live in this country, her country, without fear of being detained and/or deported to a country she knows nothing about. 

Last year, I hired a great immigration lawyer. With great legal help comes great financial responsibilities. I'm afraid that with the direction this case is taking, we may be in over our heads financially. If we do go to federal court (and it looks like we will), it will likely cost a lot of money in legal fees.

I was quoted $25k to 40k in legal fees by a different attorney last year in order to take my wife's case to court - hence the large goal amount on this fundraiser.

I ask you to partner with us in this whether it's financially, prayerfully, or writing letters to your Congressional Representatives in support of private bills S. 3490 - A bill for the relief of Rebecca Trimble (in the Senate) and H.R. 7807 - For the relief of Rebecca Trimble (in the House). These must be approved in both parts of Congress and then be signed by the President to become a private law granting Becky permanent residency.

If you would like a template support letter, I have two examples that may be helpful. If enough Senators and Representatives start hearing about Rebecca's case, it can make a huge difference. Make a comment if you would like the example letters and I  can send them via email.

I came across this Bible passage awhile back and it struck a chord in my heart because of our situation. It's provided a lot of encouragement to me during difficult times...

"Trust in the Lord and do good. Then you will live safely in the land and prosper. Take delight in the Lord , and he will give you your heart’s desires. Commit everything you do to the Lord . Trust him, and he will help you. He will make your innocence radiate like the dawn, and the justice of your cause will shine like the noonday sun."
Psalms 37:3‭-‬6 NLT

With gratitude and clinging to His promises,

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John Trimble
Bethel, AK

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