Andrea Rua and her father, Marco Antonio Rua, have been living in the United States for 15 years with their family, Andrea's mother Liliana Rua and 9-year-old brother Renzo Rua. Because of faulty legal advice, Andrea and Mr. Rua have recently been asked to leave the country by mid-December and leave their family behind.
A campaign started by residents of the 204 units at the condominium in North Bethesna, Maryland, where Marco Antonio Rua is a loved and indispensable chief engineer, has brought media attention to the injustice and secured the support of Ben Sen. Cardin and Rep. Chris Van Hollen, who have sent a letter to DHS requesting a deferred action on their deportation. Read full story >>
1. SIGN the email petition below.
2. CALL & Leave a Message (2 Mins.) @DHS Public Comment Line 202.282.8495
NOTE: This is a voicemail line. You will not have to speak to anyone but only leave a message. This is a direct line, which means you will not have to go through many line transfers to get to the right place.
"Use the *CALL SCRIPT / Pre-read before calling"
"Hi, I am calling to ask that you defer the removal of student Andrea Rua and her father Marco Antonio Rua. Andrea is a hard-working student and her father Marco Antonio is a loved and indispensable handyman. They are both an asset to Maryland and the United States."
3. FORWARD this petition by e-mail and share it through social media.
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