Our family moved from Brazil to the United States in 1991 to gain a better life and to stay away from violence. We have lived in this country for 20 years, have rebuilt our lives here through hard struggle and dedication. Our family entered in the country legally and hired an attorney to remain in this country. We applied for an asylum and the case was denied in 1998. Thirteen years later our case was reopened and we were ordered to leave the country. We have been living in this country as law abiding citizens and have paid taxes every year. Family never commited any crimes, have volunteered service for community and charities.
Father has worked for the same company for 18 years with the help and support of his wife. Father achieved a Incorporated company and obtained State License for his company. Father has raised his grandson since birth as his own son and now will be forced to be separated.
In the United States we have a roof over our head and a hard working job. Our home that we worked so hard on gaining will be taken away from us as well as our family will be torn appart. To have to start a brand new life in another country in the age of 50 years old will be very challenging. Please help keep our family united here in the United States and avoid a deportation that is due to take place in March 2012 ( ironically the week of their US grandson's birthday).
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