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The Blekic Family

$16,665 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 161 people in 12 months
My name is Angie Filipsic and I am friends with the Blekic family. My boys attend high school with Medina and are in NJROTC together, here in St. Augustine, FL. I ask that you read the story below and if you can, forward it to anyone that may be able to help the Blekic family. As of now, the Blekic family has been deported to Bosnia. Money raised is helping the family survive, as there are no jobs available and to pay for lawyer fees in the states helping to get the family back to the United States.
  As the funds become available, I will be moving the funds to Amra Blekic to help pay for these expenses.


Amra, and her husband Elivr are from Bosnia. They came to the U.S. on a visitor visa in 2008 to join Elvir’s family who already lived here as US citizens. The Blekic family applied for asylum, citing fears of returning to Bosnia as it was embroiled in a civil war. Their daughter Medina was 8 and her sister, Jenna, was 12. While waiting for asylum, the girls started school and their parents began building a life in the Jacksonville area. Amra and her husband own a janitorial service company and Amra manages a restaurant franchise.

They have continued to meet all the requirements to stay in the US legally with the hope of becoming permanent US residents. In 2014, they were given a deportation order and their appeal for asylum was denied as the situation in Bosnia had changed. They were also given an order of supervision and repeated stays of removal which allowed Amra and her husband to continue working and the girls to continue to attend school. Their oldest daughter currently attends university and has recently gotten married. Their 18-year-old daughter, Medina will graduate from high school this month with a 3.5 GPA. She had dreams of attending university and serving in the US Navy as an anesthesiologist.

Last year their stay of removal was denied and Amra and her husband had the choice of wearing ankle bracelets or being taken into custody. They chose to wear the bracelets and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials told them they could stay until Medina graduated from high school.

The family has worked with an immigration lawyer for years and they have sought help from their senators and congressmen, both republican and democrat. They have exhausted all legal means to stay in the US and now have a deportation order which requires them to leave the US by 6/25/18.
The Blekic have applied for a visa to move to Canada, but it won’t be granted unless they have jobs.

If you feel compelled to help in anyone, I encourage you to donate and to share this Gofundme page.

Thank you!
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Please take time to read the latest article written by Mark Woods on the Blekic family.
http:/www.jacksonville.com/news/20180818/mark-woods-law-deported-them-yet-he-hopes-to-use-it-to-bring-them-back
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I was able to deposit $5000 into the Blekic family's account today so that they can start buying wood and prepping for winter. Thank you to the many who have generously donated and supported this family.
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Please read the article written by Mark Woods just 3 days ago. If you would like to help the Blekic family, please know that any amount will help.
http://www.jacksonville.com/news/20180810/mark-woods-from-american-dream-to-harsh-nightmare
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