I️ am Marco Montoya, I️ am from Austin, Texas.
My dad is behind bars right now for nothing more but being from another country with no legal status, in process of deportation. He was pulled over for speeding. Having no license he was taken in. We paid the bond that the judge had placed on his release but then we come to find out ice placed a hold on him, which means he now is in ice custody. He has 3 kids who are US citizens, including myself. He has parents who are also citizens, who have actually placed a petition to grant my dad citizenship which has been there since 2008. My dad has lived here for 25+ years.
I am in my senior year of high school and was planing on furthering my education in college. My dad is our only source of income, my dreams as well as my sisters dreams will be destroyed.
I could go in depth as to how we contribute to the society and the economy just as anybody else does and I could also talk about how this is going to be more devastating to me and my mom and especially my younger sisters than it already is by just thinking about what my dad is thinking, how he feels, how we miss him, all I ask for is to get some help. Anything really. A little help can go long ways. We want to raise at least 8,000 dollars ASAP to pay for the help we need, such as the bond and the lawyers that we will hire to help us. The sooner the better for my family. Please, this is literally my last resort, I don't want my family to tear apart. This is the country we know, this is our country. No matter ethnic background, legal status, color of skin, we are Americans. Please, help me and my family. My aunt, Diana De Haro is the beneficiary and is receiving this money since I️ am still a minor, she is the spouse of my uncle Osiel Montoya, who is my dads brother. They are helping me and my family through this process. Please anything helps.
"... they are endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable Rights that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness."
May God bless each and everyone of you and keep you guys safe. Thank you so much.
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