To bring Dana back to U.S
  • Petitioned Department of State, United States of America

This petition was delivered to:

Department of State, United States of America

To bring Dana back to U.S

    1. Feras Alkhudari
    2. Petition by

      Feras Alkhudari

      Erie, PA

October 2012


Pediatrician Feras Alkhudari, M.D., started this petition to the Department of State when his wife was blocked from returning to the U.S. after a visit to Syria. His petition gained 2,835 supporters, and the state department issued the visa to his wife.


My name is Feras Alkhudari MD pediatrician specializing in intensive care medicine of premature babies.

My wife Dana has been blocked from returning to the U.S for no obvious reason although we have been living in the U.S for years and years.

This could easily make us face the inevitable outcome of going to Syria, where a civil war & daily massacres occur as we speak.

I have been in the U.S for the last 10 years, taking care of premature babies ..

Now, my whole family (my wife, 2 kids and myself) may be in great danger if Department of State didn't let my wife come back to the U.S

I need your help by sigining this petition so may be some one from the government can look at our case compassionately and solve this issue and end our tragedy.

Time is flying & I have no time left to save my family before the end of August.

Thank you


Recent signatures


    1. Reached 2,500 signatures
    2. Clarification

      Feras Alkhudari
      Petition Organizer

      Thanks for signing the petition. Please make sure when you sign or comment to know that my wife and myself are NOT U.S citizens,my kids are but not us. Some of you ,for some reason, didn't notice that. Feel free to take your signature back if this is going to change your decision. In the body of the petition, we stated very clearly that we ( my wife and my self ) are NOT U.S citizens.
      I had to make this clarification many times since last night. I'm not sure where the confusion came from even though most of you got it right.
      Thanks for understanding that I am just trying to be very clear in my story so you can base your decision to support our cause or not on facts not wrong assumptions.
      Thanks again

    3. Reached 2,000 signatures
    4. Please read the petition

      Feras Alkhudari
      Petition Organizer

      Some of you probably don't have the facts of the story straight. Out of your good Samaritan, some of you didn't understand some of the details correctly.
      Basically, We can't go back to Syria because of the civil war there.
      Other than the U.S, We have no legal permit to stay and live as a family
      Our kids do have American citizenship but not us, we are on a visa called H1 which is given to special worker that the U.S may need because of shortage.
      Please read the petition online to get the details .
      Thank you for your tremendous & overwhelming support

    5. Reached 1,000 signatures
    6. Just wanna say

      Feras Alkhudari
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you form the bottom of heart for the gorgeous words you showered me with.
      I don't know what to say. I will keep trying..

    7. Reached 250 signatures
    8. Website and Facebook page

      Feras Alkhudari
      Petition Organizer

      Please like and comment on Facebook page: Bringdanabacktous or on the website and keep spreading the word.
      I really appreciate it

    9. 100 signatures achieved

      Feras Alkhudari
      Petition Organizer

      In one day, we were able to have more than a hundred signature added which is pretty good, although we need much more than that though. Stiil waiting for something to happen, Senator or Congressman to call me and say: Hey, we took care of it, your family will be back soon. Until that dream comes true, please keep asking people to sign this petition. We definitely need more supporters and comments.
      Hoping that will help.

    10. Reached 100 signatures
    11. So far no news from Any one ..

      Feras Alkhudari
      Petition Organizer

      Still trying to find some one who's willing to help. wish us a good luck finding this person.
      It's been 8 months trying to find him !

    12. Reached 10 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Ronald Smith RESACA, GA
      • about 2 years ago

      the child of a US citizen nneds our help indeed for meicale reasons first and formost about all I have a petition to get my wife here since she has been dedied as well since I am on Disabilty and I am not well and need her help to get her here soon here is her web site for our need she needs to come here from the Philippines to work and better herself to care for me as well her children with special needs to come here soon here is MArelyn Smith and we have been married for 4 come this November 3rd 2012 , I need her and she needs me to complete our mission to better lifes Please help spead our PETITION to all you can PLEASE look at this CLEARLY then sign ours I am signing this one right now please go to ours after signing this one folks we PRAY this change law keepers against unfair and unjust reatment to people with DISABILIYTIES WE HAVE OUR NEEDS INDEED WITH OUT HIGHEST STANDS AS IN PLACE HELP US FOR ALL WITH SPECIAL NEEDS AMEN

    • Lisa Hayes EDINBORO, PA
      • about 2 years ago

      My sons are St.Vincent NICU graduates because of Dr. Alkhudari!

    • Taylor Henry WINSTON-SALEM, NC
      • about 2 years ago

      Because it is the right thing to do!!!!

    • Frank Young ERIE, PA
      • about 2 years ago

      These children and their mother should not be denied the rights that the children were born in to.

    • Sheryl Bannister EDINBORO, PA
      • about 2 years ago

      families shoule be together


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