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JC went to his appointment with The Department of Immigration and Naturalization Monday morning (August 7th) and is being detained at Krome Detention Center in Miami.

     The attorney currently working on his case suggested reatining an Immigration Attorney in Miami.  I found a great attorney through referral from a friend.  I feel she is the best immigration attorney in South Florida and that JC will finally in good hands and this would be the most viable option for us resolve this situation.  The projected legal fees are $20,000 of which $5,000 is needed before the lawyer can engage services.  We all know how special JC is and everyone loves him.  I can tell you that my heart is breaking with every moment he is not here with me.  Our family, friends and pets miss him terribly and need him returned to us and not deported.  We need to retain this lawyer as soon as possible.  Each day that passes without him having representation reduces the chances of a favorable outcome.  I will be forever grateful for every penny that anyone donates to help us.
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I want to celebrate my friendship with all of you! Your love and support made this Immigration ordeal less stressful. I want to thank you for the positive energy that you gave me and Vinny! With your support and encouragement we had the fuel to fight and keep the process going! I feel I belong here where I can forever be close to my most priceless possessions... my fiends and family. I love you all and am eternally grateful. Soon I will be able to see each one of you and personally have the honor of saying “thank you“! You are all God sent to me. This year in detention brought to me a wonderful and new vitality. As I wrote to Judge Opaciuch, “I found vitality... the one that comes from wanting to be the best version of myself. Not only for me but, also for the ones I love!” I thank my attorney for never giving up in her fight to defend my rights, and my husband for his persistence and positive attitude.
I believe the system works well. It was just a little mistake that I got caught up in it but, the measures taken to change the system are necessary to protect our families and future. It might seem confusing but it’s a very complicated situation to explain. Just trust that the Departments of Homeland Security and Immigration are working hard to protect all of us! And if I had to go through this, I’m glad it was me and not one of my loved ones! This strict method needs to continue until every single person present in the United States is accounted for enters through the proper processes. It’s necessary and is working for all of us who want a better and safer place to live. Thank you again. I love you all,
JC Munno-Mejia Botero
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For those of you who haven't heard yet.....
JC IS HOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I can not express in words the myriad of emotions I have experienced since JC's release. The gratitude I have for the love and support that everyone has shown throughout this ordeal is paramount and unending. JC will soon be making a final post on this campaign. In the mean time, we would like to invite everyone who participated in these efforts to a special Welcome Home JC party to be held at Goldcoast Ballroom Saturday, October 13th starting at 8pm. This will be our way of thanking you for being part of one of the most important events in our lives. We both look forward to seeing all of you there! ❤️
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Hello everyone! JC asked me to send a message to everyone today. He has two topics he would like me to share with everyone. First to thank everyone for their cards and letter and to let you all know that he has limited access to paper, envelopes and stamps and he is never able to reply to everyone as he would like. He fears that those of you who have not received replies or acknowledgment may think he hasn't received your correspondence or didn't care enough to reply. Please know he cares very much and that your time and efforts keep his days and his heart filled giving him the strength to keep his head high and hope alive.
Secondly, next Thursday, July 19th is his next hearing. He has a strong feeling that there will be a pivoting decision made on this day. He has no tangible reason for this. It's just a gut feeling. He asked me to ask everyone to pray, send positive energy, meditate... whatever it is you're comfortable doing to ask someone greater than ourselves to guide him home as soon as possible. This court date is just 19 days short of the one year anniversary of his detainment. I hope and pray that he does not see that August 7th one year anniversary while still being detained.
As always, I thank everyone for the boundless love and support you have all shown during this past year. If it were not for you, I don't know how we would have gotten this far. Please pray as often as you think of it between now and next Thursday. Thank you.
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JC and his amazingly positive personality asked me to thank everyone for their cards and letters... and of course your donations. The cards and letters everyone sent are his most precious and treasured belongings today. The joy you have brought him is priceless and he will remember this for the rest of his life. Regardless of the outcome of this unfortunate situation, many gifts have come from it and most of them came from all of you who care so much. We both thank you.
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