Jorge Hernandez-Cacho has lived in the United States since he was eight months old. He is the father of two U.S. citizen children, ages two and three, and the older brother of three U.S. citizen siblings. All of Jorge’s family live in the United States.
Jorge is 23 years old. He has a high school diploma and would very much like to go to college if given the chance to have legal status in the United States.
If deported, Jorge faces great risk of persecution, violence, and poverty in Mexico. Immigration and law enforcement authorities agree that he has a real, credible fear of being returned to Mexico where he has no family ties, does not speak Spanish, and will be easy prey for criminal gangs who prey upon Americanized deportees. Nevertheless, he so far has been unable to obtain any form of legal status in this country.
We request that the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service grant Jorge’s application for immigration relief so that he may remain in the United States, the only country he has ever known. Please give Jorge the opportunity to be reunited with his family, and to be the father that his children desperately need.
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