Nazry Mustakim ("Naz") is a U.S. resident who relocated to the States from his native Singapore at the age of thirteen. Naz, like most, hoped to one day attain the American Dream of freedom, prosperity, and happiness. He is now 31 years old, recently married to a US Citizen, a 2009 graduate of Texas State Technical College, and a new homeowner in Waco, TX. He and his wife, Hope, are actively involved in their poverty-stricken community and are passionate about being a part of the revival and restoration happening there.
Unfortunately, things haven't always been this bright for Naz. Abandoned by his father as a child, separated from his childhood friends and all extended family, Naz began using alcohol as a young adult as an effort to "fit in" in his new, small country town and fill the lingering void. Sadly, Naz's addictions grew with time and this addiction landed him in jail at the age of 25. He voluntarily completed six months of rehabilitation at a faith-based treatment center. It is there that Naz began the dramatic transformation to the person we know today-- a kind and humble man that is passionate about loving others and helping them gain freedom from addiction and find purpose and fulfillment in life.
Despite his complete rehabilitation and contribution to society, Naz was detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement on March 30th, 2011 and is now facing “removal proceedings” by the Department of Homeland Security for his 2003 drug charge.
Nazry is a committed member of two church fellowships, actively involved in a 12 step recovery program where he holds positions in both local and regional committees and sponsors several other recovering addicts; he is a dedicated volunteer in his community, and a valued employee. The attempt to deport Naz has already brought hardship to Naz’s newlywed wife, friends, and family. His removal from the country would be an alarming violation of the principles of family unity.
Please sign the petition for Naz to be granted Cancellation of Removal, so that he may remain in the US with those that love and need him. Join with us in prayer that God would move mightily on Naz’s behalf and visit www.WeSupportNaz.com to stay updated on Naz’s story and to find out other practical ways you can help. We are so grateful for your time and support! You can also join the Facebook group "We Support Naz" to voice your support for Naz and those who love him.