- Andy HarrisRepresentative
- Representative Andy Harris
Don't let this be Noe and Anita's last Christmas Together!
Noe Parra Manrique, an honest, and hard-working, single father longs to only care for his 6-year-old, US citizen daughter Anita. Noe migrated to the United States as a teenager and has been in pursuit of the “American Dream” ever since. He works day in and day out to make ends meet and ensure Anita’s future here in the U.S.
On February 5, 2013 a police officer pulled over Noe for missing a screw on his license plate, and he then took Noe into custody at Ocean City police station for driving without a license. Within an hour ICE arrived and transferred Noe to a detention center in Maryland.
Although Noe has never been involved in any criminal activity, he was interrogated for 8 consecutive hours--- After a background-check, officers found that Noe has no criminal record the entire time he has resided in the U.S.
An intelligent 6-year-old girl, with a bright future is faced with the difficult situation of possibly being separated from her father. Especially in light of the new Parental Interests Directive issued by DHS, there is no reason why Noe, a man of outstanding moral character should be uncertain about the days he has left to spend with his daughter, for whom he is the primary caretaker.
Noe has a final hearing to decide his case on March 25, 2014.
Please sign and ask Noe's State and Federal Representatives to show his written support for Noe so that Noe may remain in the United States with his daughter.
- Representative Andy Harris
The oldest of several children, Noe Manrique Parra (A#:089-098-841), came to the United States at a young age from Mexico. He came to find employment so that he could raise enough money to send back home to his mother and younger siblings. They lived in poverty in Mexico. In wanting to care for his family, Noe made the sacrifice of leaving school early, and admits that he never formally learned how to read and write. Noe stated that although he feels it is too late for him to attain an education, he understands that the United States provides abundant opportunities for his daughter Anita to attain an education. Noe said that his personal aspiration and the greatest joy in his life is to watch his daughter succeed and “be somebody” in life. Noe’s partner abandoned him in 2011, taking the daughter with her. Noe then moved to Salisbury, MD. His partner then demanded Noe come “get” his daughter, so Noe arranged for Anita to join him in Salisbury, MD. Noe is now Anita’s sole caretaker and he continues to work hard every day for his daughter. Recently, Noe’s mother passed away, so his heart now rests solely in the United States.
On February 5, 2013 a police officer pulled over Noe for missing a screw on his license plate, and then took Noe into custody at Ocean City police station for driving without a license. Within an hour ICE arrived and transferred Noe to a detention center in Maryland. Although Noe has never been involved in any criminal activity, he was interrogated for 8 consecutive hours. After a background-check, the officers found that Noe has no criminal record and released him. Though he is innocent, and a low priority case, Noe was put into deportation proceedings. It is unfair that his hopes and dreams are being jeopardized because of a traffic stop.
Anita, an intelligent 6-year-old girl with a bright future, is faced with the difficult situation of possibly being separated from her father. There is no reason why Noe—a man of outstanding moral character, has to count down the days he has left to spend with his daughter in the only country he considers his home. Noe’s character exemplifies the type of people we want here in the United States.
Honorable Representative, please support Noe Manrique-Parra (A#:089-098-841) with a letter of support so that he may remain in the United States with his baby daughter and continue contributing to our local community.
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