Uriel Alberto (A# 089-828-718) needs to be near his son, Julian. He took a brave stand for immigrant rights, and now he may get deported for it.
Growing up in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Uriel’s life seemed full of hope. He graduated from Parkland High School, where he was a track star. He was offered scholarships for track by various college recruiters but was unable to accept them because of his immigration status.
Life got hard for Uriel, but he kept his head up. He attended Lees-McRae College, where he continued to run track despite not being able to accept a scholarship. Not everyone knew that he had also become the head of his family’s household, providing for his mother and sisters and defending them against an abusive father. While all that weight on his shoulders depressed him and led him to having a few run-ins with the law, he has done everything he can to stay above the fray and be a role model for his sisters and young son.
Help keep Uriel with his family and baby boy. His family depends on him, and so does his son. He financially provides for Julian and his family.