Our names are Kyle and Scott Kuwahara and we are twins who are in 4th grade at Jefferson Elementary School in Berkeley, CA. When our friend and classmate Rodrigo Guzman left for vacation earlier this year, we never thought it might be the last time we saw him.
He and his parents were stopped when they tried to come back into the United States and sent back to Mexico. Rodrigo's mom and dad had visas but they had expired. Now Rodrigo is living in a country he doesn't know and doesn't like. He doesn’t speak much Spanish and doesn’t have friends like he does here. He misses going to school with us at Jefferson Elementary and we miss him too.
We don't think it's right that Rodrigo wasn't allowed to come home. We've known him since kindergarten, he's lived in Berkeley since before he can remember because he moved here when he was just a baby. In school we're learning about people like Martin Luther King, Jr, Cesar Chavez and Rosa Parks who stood up for what was right. But what about Rodrigo? Who is fighting for him? It's our time to stand up, like Cesar Chavez, and fight for Rodrigo's freedom.
That's why we are joining our 4th grade classmates to ask our Senator, Dianne Feinstein, to bring Rodrigo home! We also got our city council in Berkeley to pass a resolution asking Congress to bring Rodrigo home and we've even written to President Obama. We hope he responds.
We miss Rodrigo and we have learned that even more kids like him are being deported. We don't think it's right and we need your help.
Please sign our petition -- that we started with the help of our mom -- asking Dianne Feinstein to help us bring Rodrigo home to the country he calls home.
P.S. Rodrigo’s family is struggling in Mexico. If you would like to donate to them, you can click here http://www.gofundme.com/BringRodrigoHome