Jose was brought to the U.S. as a child. Help him get a visa to stay.
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My boyfriend Jose was brought to United States by his undocumented father when he was 13 years old. He’s a remarkable person and a great student, despite living in an abusive household with his dad. Jose’s father wanted him to work full-time for no pay rather than attend school. Jose wanted an education, so his father kicked him out at age 17.
After getting kicked out of his abusive home, Jose worked to support himself while continuing to go to school. His ultimate goal was to attend college and become a dentist. Those dreams are now in danger of being permanently derailed.
We were driving to an Easter Sunday gathering when Jose was pulled over for a traffic violation. He was arrested when he couldn’t produce a license. He now faces deportation proceedings. We are now working to get him out of police custody and desperately want him to remain in the U.S. We’re trying to get a U-visa (for victims/survivors of family violence) for Jose.
Jose is NOT a criminal. He’s a hard-working young man who’s made the very best of difficult family circumstances -- and continued to fight to make a life and a better future for himself. He deserves safety and a chance to go to college and contribute to this country -- not jail and deportation.
Please sign the petition and help us get a U-visa for Jose today.
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