After more than 5,500 supporters signed a petition by Serge Golubev's wife Angela Zikherman calling on his release from detention, Serge is finally going home to his family and will be able to witness the birth of his daughter.
Serge was brought to the U.S. on a visa when he was only 11 years old. His mother, who suffered from mental illness, let her son's documents expire and never filed the correct paperwork. Serge was placed in foster care and didn't find out he was undocumented until he was an adult. He was placed in removal proceedings after calling police seeking help for a friend who was attempting suicide, and spent nearly 5 months in detention, away from his pregnant wife and family.
But thanks to the work of United We Dream and the thousands who signed the petition, Serge has finally been released and will be able to fight his case from home.
"I dont know if i should dance or sing or scream. He will be home for the birth of our daughter. For my daughter's birthday. So a million more happy times. This is nothing short of a miracle. I cant believe it," said Angela. "It was not one single effort on my part but the 5,500 supporters who helped. Because of you, my husband will be coming home."