Bring Rodrigo Home!
  • Petitioned U.S. Senate

This petition was delivered to:

U.S. Senate
U.S. House of Representatives
Rep. Barbara Lee
President Barack Obama
Sen. Dianne Feinstein
Rep. Mike Honda

Bring Rodrigo Home!

    1. Kyle and Scott Kuwahara with Mable Yee
    2. Petition by

      Kyle and Scott Kuwahara with Mable Yee

      Berkeley, CA

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

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 2,500 signatures
    2. Kids Invited to Washington DC by Congresswoman Barbara Lee

      We met Congresswoman Barbara Lee who invited us to Washington DC, to address Congress. She talked to Rodrigo via Skype and said she would do everything she could to help bring him home! Yay...we're going to Washington to speak for Rodrigo!

    3. Reached 2,000 signatures
    4. Berkeley Kids Want Rodrigo Home

      4th graders lobby Berkeley council for classmate's homecoming

      BERKELEY, Calif. (KGO) -- A 4th grader in Berkeley is getting some much needed help from his fellow students who are learning a valuable civics lesson in the process. The students are lobbying the Berkeley City Council, Congress, and even the president, to help bring 10-year-old Rodrigo Guzman back home.

    5. Reached 500 signatures
    6. Jefferson Kids Fight To Bring Classmate Back From Mexico

      Jefferson kids fight to bring classmate back from Mexico

      For more than a month, a desk in the middle of a fourth grade classroom at Jefferson Elementary School sat conspicuously empty. Until December, nine-year old Rodrigo Guzman occupied the desk, one of four clustered together.

    7. Reached 25 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Angela Huerta ONTARIO, CA
      • 9 months ago

      I believe in rights for all people.

    • Jude Bell BERKELEY, CA
      • 10 months ago

      Though I respect the laws, there has to be room within the law to see the situations where it doesn't work. I hope Rodrigo gets to come home soon.

    • Anya Warren RALEIGH, NC
      • 12 months ago

      I am 11 years old, in sixth grade. I was reading for an assignemt in my Language Arts class. I had to read all about Rodrigo and his family. The more I read the more I thought how unfair it was that Rodrgio coudln't return for five years just becaue he was Mexican. I'm signing becaue I want to make a difference! I want to bring terrible mistake to an end.

      • about 1 year ago

      Because poor kid like me

    • kevin cruz chevez BERKELEY, CA
      • about 1 year ago

      he was my friend and i want him back


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