I am creating this petition to ask for your support in stopping the deportation of a family from El Salvador:
• a mother, Ana Saravia Diaz – case # A-79659200, and her sons
• Manuel Lainez Saravia – case #A-200059005
• and Jose “Christian” Lainez Saravia – case #A-200059001
Ana Saravia Diaz came to the United States in 2001 running from the crime and brutality in her native country of El Salvador. Sadly, Ana didn’t have enough money to bring her two sons and had to leave them behind with her mother - not knowing when they would be together again as a family. Ana was taken into custody by Immigrations in Arizona and was bonded out by her aunt. While living with her aunt in California, Ana started the legal process to stay in the USA and made all her court dates except the last one. Unfortunately, Ana missed her last court date because she couldn’t find anyone to take her to court.
In 2005, Ana had saved enough money and sent for her sons, Manuel Lainez Saravia and Jose “Christian” Lainez Saravia, to come to the USA. The two young boys were stopped and taken into custody in Texas. Their uncle, who was here legally, went to Texas and picked up the two boys as Ana had no means to pick up her sons. He signed all the immigration documents and became responsible for them. After returning to Indiana, the uncle went to a lawyer and presented all the immigration documents. The lawyer verbally advised that everything was fine. After this consultation, the uncle and Ana assumed the boys were here legally. It wasn’t until the uncle moved and turned over all documents to Ana that it was discovered the boys had missed their court appearances.
Now, the three of them have final orders of deportation and Ana has been told there isn’t anything she can do. Some of her friends have been assisting by contacting Immigration lawyers and they have been told the same. We as a community are reaching out to our elected officials to plead for compassion and assistance for this family. The family has been living in our community for many years and has become a part of our lives. We are afraid for their safety and wellbeing if they are forced to return to El Salvador – a country which the United States considers dangerous enough to offer TPS visas for citizens of El Salvador who come to the USA. Please join us in support of Ana and her sons by signing this petition.