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Keep Rosa Maria Hernandez in the United States!

This petition had 37,546 supporters

On October 26th, Rosa Maria Hernandez (a 10-year-old disabled girl) was detained by the United States Border Patrol when passing through a U.S. border checkpoint on her way to emergency surgery. After the surgery, she was brought to a federal detention center in San Antonio, Texas. Ten days later on November 3rd, she was finally reunited with her family.

 However, Rosa Maria still faces the looming possibility of deportation, despite the fact that she has lived in the United States for nearly her whole life. Sign this petition to keep Rosa Maria in the United States, and prevent her deportation!

Rosa Maria's parents brought her to the U.S. from Mexico at three months old because they were faced with a lack of proper health care for children with disabilities. She has lived with family members who are legal citizens of the United States, including a cousin, and grandfather who has attempted to become her legal guardian to no avail.

With the possibility of deportation, Rosa Maria's health could be in jeopardy. Furthermore, the psychological impact of being separated from her caregivers is tremendous on any child, even those without a disability. It is essential we protect Rosa Maria from deportation for these reasons.

Authorities have the ability to close Rosa Maria’s deportation case; You can use your voice to advocate for Rosa Maria and other disabled persons of migrant status who put themselves at risk by speaking up.

Sign this petition to keep Rosa Maria in the United States with her extended family (who are citizens) and share it with people you know! The key to helping is never being silent.



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