Saul Godinez, Cook at La Strada in Millburn, New Jersey for 17 years
Might be deported in 8 days
Your Help Is Urgently Needed
Saul, his wife Estela and their three children Sammy (7), Damari (5) and Aaron (3) are in a very difficult spot.
Saul as many of you know has been in the US since 1989 (he was 19). He began working at La Strada in 1995.
In 1997, he was given some regrettable legal advice by an attorney who instructed him to leave the country. Apparently, this was the common recommendation at that time.
Saul has been represented by a legion of attorney’s over the last fifteen-plus years and more than one is now out of business for reasons that can easily be inferred.
We have a situation where his wife is in serious danger of having her health/life compromised should she leave the US at this time as she is recovering from breast cancer. She is being treated at Sloan-Kettering in West Orange. She is only 40 years old and the mother of these three children all under the age of 7 years old.
Their youngest son has some developmental issues requiring him to treated by therapists 5 days a week for 3 ½ hours per day at the Pleasantdale School in West Orange.
Saul and I have met with an attorney in Newark named Harlan York who is willing to file a “Stay of Deportation Request”.
This is very late in the game but worth a shot. It is tantamount to those last minute phone calls to save someone on death row.
What this family needs is money to cover legal fees, medical expenses and possibly help set up a new life in Mexico if this doesn’t work. Their funds are depleted from Estela’s medical care.
We have some strong community support for Saul as he has been such a big part of the downtown Millburn community for so many years.
What they really need now, if you can is money.
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