Urgent immigration reform, don't split families apart
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I am writing this petition for the two people who have given me the world, my parents. I am also writing this petition to help cases that are similar to ours.
My name is Juan Miguel Torres-Bruno. I am 26 years old, I'm from Orlando, Florida. My parents and me have lived in the U.S. for over 25 years, since I was nine 9 months old. My current status is DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) until September, 2019. I am the son of Martha Patricia Garcia and Miguel Eduardo Torres-Bruno. Both my parents have an order of deportation and have to leave the U.S. on January 2nd, 2019. From my understanding, I too have an order of deportation but I'm safe at the moment because of DACA. I am begging to whoever has the power to please reopen my family's immigration case and or approve their stay removal so that we can ultimately become American Citizens after living here for over 25 years.
I moved back home to Florida to be closer to my parents and my girlfriend of 8 years. What sealed the deal is my parents’ poor health, especially my mother’s. They are in their sixties, have a lot of health issues, are on a lot of medications, and do not have much money to their names. I don’t know how much longer they can continue to live in the condition they are in. They have been very stressed, nervous, and anxious for years about this whole situation. I moved back home to be close to them and now they have to leave the country they call home. We have a lot of family and friends here and we have jobs that allow us to live comfortable lives. We have many family members who are American citizens and permanent American residents. We want to continue living in this country and become American Citizens. Our immigration situation has really taken a toll on us.
We are good members of our community and of our society and we're good people. We have no criminal records, we came here legally, we work hard, pay taxes, work and drive legally, and have so many friends and family here. All I know is life in America. I have an amazing girlfriend who I hope to marry in the near future. I want my parents to be here and to be involved in our future in this country. The lives they lived in Peru and Argentina were a lifetime ago. Going back now and resettling their lives at their age would be even more stressful.
Please hear us out and give us the chance, I believe we deserve to become lawful permanent residents and then lawful American citizens. I am very Americanized and the United States is where I call home. We know we’re not the only ones going through something like this. I truly hope you can see it in your heart to help my parents’ case. My parents have given me everything I could ask for and more. I’m extremely blessed for all that I have in life. I’ve done everything I’ve wanted to do thanks to these two wonderful people I call mom and dad. They have supported me through everything. Because of my parents’ hard work and sacrifices I went to college and got my bachelor’s degree. Through my parents’ beliefs and values I have become the man I am today. I know this may sound cliché but it is the truth; I owe my life to my parents. Please see where we are coming from. Thank you very much for your time.
All the best and sincerely,
Juan Miguel Torres-Bruno
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