- USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services)
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Melvin was deported from the US to Honduras July 2010 after spending 15 years in the US. After two years trying to return legally, USCIS denied Melvin's I-601 Hardship and I-212 Permission to Reapply waivers in July 2012. Melvin's wife of 7 years, 5 year-old daughter, 7 and 13 year-old sons, 8 year-old stepson, in-laws, and friends all miss him very much. His wife and the two children they have together have only been able to visit him once since his deportation; his oldest son and his stepson have not seen him since the day he was taken into custody on June 30, 2010. Melvin keeps in touch regularly by telephone, which has kept the relationships strong. Melvin has health issues, including Diabetes and Depression, and no access to health insurance. He has been mugged at least 10 times since being in Honduras and was almost killed several of those times. He has been unable to obtain employment in Honduras, so his wife has had to send him money regularly, which is a financial strain for her, as a single mother of three. Many days he goes hungry. His wife and children are also suffering multiple hardships, including emotional and financial. His wife's depression and anxiety, dating back to 2005, has intensified in his absence, as she has had to work full-time on top of finishing school and caring for three children, who have had some emotional and behavior issues since their father's removal. Melvin has a job awaiting him in the US that will allow him to support his family and give him access to health benefits. Melvin is a convert to the LDS (Mormon) faith and is a committed husband and father. Please sign this petition if you support reunifying this family!
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