Juan's Immigration Fight

$1,500 of $1,500 goal

Raised by 35 people in 2 months
Lawrence Young  DOWNEY, CA



My name is Larry,
I need $1,500.00 to help a fine young man named Juan Sanchez Martinez.   The $1500.00 is the fee needed to let Juan be free Juan from immigration pending his U-Visa application.

Juan came to this country at a very young age brought by his mother who was a single mother raising her children on her own.  He also came with a younger brother and sister.  Juan's mother never applied for legal citizenship for him or his siblings.  Juan's mother died approximately 1 year ago.  Juan's only family his brother and sister are here in the U.S.    Juan has been held by immigration pending U-Visa and has been told it will take approximately1 more year of processing.

I want to help Juan with is immigration matter so that he can come out and help his brother and sister.  It is Juan's desire to be legal here in the United States, the only country he has known his entire life.

Before Juan was picked up by Immigration he was working and contributing to society.  He also volunteered in South Los Angeles helping at a food kitchen feeding 100 people or more each Saturday.

Juan deserves an opportunity to remain in this country, this has been his only home since he came as a young child.   

Can you help ---  we are thankful for any donation, large or small.

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Update 4
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2 months ago
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We have passed the half way mark.
Let's keep it up, folks, we are on our way to bringing Juan home!
As we said, WHAT DOES A JEWISH RABBI, AND SOME COMMITTED MENNONITES, AND AN EPISCOPALIAN HAVE IN COMMON?-----THEY ARE ALL HELPING BY DONATING TO BRING JUAN HOME, TO JUAN'S
FIGHT WITH IMMIGRATION.
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Posted by Lawrence Young
2 months ago
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Please support Juan's Immigration Fight at GO FUND Me. We are thankful for any donation, large or small.
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Update 2
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2 months ago
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A little more information about Juan. After a harrowing trek with his mother and younger brother across the desert, from Mexico, Juan began a new life in Los Angeles. He received a high school diploma, and became active in church, and volunteered at the church's Food Kitchen, helping feed over 100 adults and children each Saturday, a wholesome meal, with take home clean clothing and new socks and toiletries. Juan was the victim of a drive by shooting. He survived with a permanent limp to his left leg. $1500.00 is needed so Juan can come home while he awaits the U-Visa. Members of a Mennonite Church in Arizona have made a matching challenge gift of $2500.00, and a member of St. John's Episcopal Cathedral in Los Angeles has pledged $1000.00, leaving the $1500.00 to be raised through GO FUND ME. Juan Sanchez Martinez, a fine young man deserves your help. THANK YOU.
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$1,500 of $1,500 goal

Raised by 35 people in 2 months
Created December 5, 2016
LJ
$25
Laura St John
2 months ago
SD
$25
Sambo Dul
2 months ago
$50
Anonymous
2 months ago
$10
Anonymous
2 months ago
$25
Anonymous
2 months ago
MF
$15
Mark Frazier
2 months ago
GA
$50
Guadalupe Presbyterian Church Guadalupe, AZ
2 months ago

May your reuniting with your family be as joyful as all the stars dancing in the sky. Blessings and Feliz Navidad!

LF
$200
Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund
2 months ago
JR
$50
Judy Reuter
2 months ago
1
1
JS
$200
Jane Sullivan
2 months ago
1
1
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