Stop the deportation of loving Father and husband Rodolfo mendez allow him to stay in the us to take care of his sick wife
Immigration Key to Obama's Poll Hopes
Nov 14, 2011 — Seventeen years after fleeing to the US to escape civil war in Guatemala, Rudolfo Mendez is fighting to avoid being deported from his home in North Carolina.
Although granted a work permit and Social Security number on arrival in 1994, his asylum application was denied after he missed a court hearing, and in 1997 Mr Mendez was issued with a deportation order. “When the order was handed to me, I thought about going back to Guatemala but the situation was still dangerous,” he said. Now the 35-year-old hopes to qualify for an exemption that will allow him to remain in the US, a hope he shares with 300,000 other people whose pending deportation cases will soon...