Approve request for Humanitarian Parole for Anastasiya "Sofia" Petrova (Case #MSC1499990791)
  • Petitioning Adjudicating Officer, Humanitarian Affairs Branch, USCIS

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c/o Elizabeth Runge, HAB Chief USCIS Adjudicating Officer, Humanitarian Affairs Branch, USCIS
Adjudicating Officer, Humanitarian Affairs Branch, USCIS

Approve request for Humanitarian Parole for Anastasiya "Sofia" Petrova (Case #MSC1499990791)

    1. Bring Sofia Home
    2. Petition by

      Bring Sofia Home

      Freeport, ME

At age 15, Anastasiya "Sofia" Petrova was banished to Siberia by her mother and step-father.  Not only was she deceived into traveling to Siberia, she was mislead into thinking she would return in a couple of weeks.  Upon arriving there, her nightmare began.  She was told there were no travel papers to return to the US and she needed to live with her biological father who did not speak English and whom she had never met before.  It turns out her biological father was not equipped to care for her - and given Sofia has limited Russian language skills and no permanent residence, she is at great risk.  Sofia dreams of completing her education in the US where she lived from age 2-15 and where she attended high school.  Sofia needs to return home.  With USCIS' approval of her application for Humanitarian Parole, Sofia can at least travel to the US temporarily.  Your support of this petition will let USCIS know that Sofia has so many supporters in the US who care about her future.

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    Reasons for signing

      • about 21 hours ago

      What is the status of Sofia's case to date and what is being done to punish the mother and step father? Action is needed their as well.

    • Valerie harris MARIETTA, GA
      • 1 day ago

      I have adopted my daughter from Siberia in 2006. Our stays and court dates were in Novosibirsk, so we spent some time as well as in more rural Siberia. I have seen firsthand how difficult life can be there, I cannot image how much for a teenager girl, not knowing the language, not schooled there, and without a supportive family. She deserves a second chance to come home and be reunited with family and explore new opportunities that may open to her.

      • 9 days ago

      Я думаю ей будет лучше в том окружении и обстановке в которой она выросла и к которой привыкла.

    • Nataliya Agranova SAN JOSE, CA
      • 12 days ago

      The girl doesn’t have anybody who loves her. She fills herself as American one. The society needs to make Sofia happy. She will be very good American citizen after Russian experience.

    • Олеся Кан Алматы, KAZAKHSTAN
      • 13 days ago

      Потому-что София должны жить, а не выживать! Я за счастливых детей не важно какой страны! США это ее дом, дети должны жить дома!любить и быть любимыми! София мы с тобой


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