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Bloggings on Deportation and Removal

by Matthew Kolken

Obama Administration Set to Deport Mother of Teenage United States Citizen

Fifteen-year-old United States citizen Fredi Reyes is making a desperate plea to his community to help stop the Obama administration from deporting his mother.  Orfilia Reyes unsuccessfully applied for asylum from Guatemala after a family member had been assassinated.  Unlike many others, she came to the United States legally with a visitor's visa.

Fredi describes the ordeal: "I find myself overwhelmed. Not only do I have to worry about school, homework, worrying what other people think about me, I also have to deal with this."

Should the Administration deport his mother Fredi faces the very real possibility of being placed with social services.

A vigil has been organized tomorrow (May 15) at Our Lady of Grace Church in Greensboro, N.C., between 6:30-8:00p.m.  Please attend if you are in the area.  

An online petition has also been created.  Click here to sign it.

About The Author

Matthew Kolken is a trial lawyer with experience in all aspects of United States Immigration Law including Immigration Courts throughout the United States, and appellate practice before the Board of Immigration Appeals, the U.S. District Courts, and U.S. Courts of Appeals. He is admitted to practice in the courts of the State of New York , the United States District Court for the Western District of New York, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).

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