This is an attempt to document my adventures through life.
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Lesbian living in San Francisco
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*Undocumented & Unafraid*
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My lawyers have submitted my case to San Francisco immigration, I will receive my hearing date in two weeks!! I expect to have my hearing sometime in early February! BEST WAY TO START THE NEW YEAR!!!! AHHHHHHHHHH
can’t stop, won’t stop.. sorry, back to the subject. So I’m on week 12 of working my asylum case. I was suppose to hear back 2 weeks ago regarding my finger prints from the FBI. We’re waiting on what my status in the US is. Even though I’m undocumented, I was deported when I was 15 and may be worse off then just an undocumented person. Depending on what my sentence was it may determine my outcome of my case. I don’t remember what they said to us, I just remember trying my hardest not to cry as I translated the paperwork to my mother. Words would come out of my mouth but all I can remember was ‘stay strong, don’t cry or else mom will cry and if she cries I will hit one of these ICE officers’.
There’s a good possibility that we all signed paperwork stating that we were being deported and thus penalized and not allowed back in the US for 10 years.
If that’s the case, I don’t have a case anymore. My lawyers will unfortunately drop me. Even worse, I will be searched for and placed in removal proceedings by ICE. So many things bother me about this, not that I’ll get sent back but that I’m being held responsible for something I signed for when I was 15. I’ve heard of kids in the US committing murder and having it wipe off their records at 18, fucking murder. But I’ll be held responsible for basically being intimidated to sign this paperwork, something I did 11 years ago. I don’t know what any other 15 year old would have done. I remember the ICE agents telling my mother that if she didn’t sign that we would be arrested and placed in camps and if we lost which was most likely the case we would then be placed in foster care while she was to serve an 8 month jail sentence. She signed and she made us sign to keep us together.
You have one year from the moment you enter the country to seek political asylum, if you do not then you no longer qualify for it, however, under special circumstances an extension is allowed. We sought my special circumstances as me having post traumatic stress disorder. Several events occurred after re-entering the US that can validate my post traumatic stress disorder. However, because we may have signed this 10 year penalty and we did not seek asylum within that year, it’s all pointless.
If I am dropped and lose my case I refuse to be sent back, the system is broken. You can not hold me liable for something that I signed when I was 15. I will fight it. Sad to say that only when you’re a natural born citizen are your mistakes wiped clean but when you’re born in any other country, you are forever marked as a criminal.
One of the hardest working activist out there is in risk of deportation!
Please help keep him home and sign the petition.
A truly great leader; and part of our UWD family!
…Republicans proposed a bill that would make it so that undocumented immigrant victims of domestic violence get deported.
The more I hear about stories like this the more I’m fueled to work with humanitarian movements. How are you going to allow for a woman to be beaten and hide in the shadows in fears of being deported? Are you kidding me? I don’t care how you feel about immigration you do not, ever, allow for a woman to hide when she is being abused. As I’ve heard before, I don’t care if you’re the love child of Voldermont and Paris Hilton, no woman deserves to be abused, let alone have the abuse continue because of deportation fears.
Can you imagine how many more women will hide? Do you know how many more will be abused? How many may in fact die at their abusers hands over years and years of abuse? Fuck no. -Ro