Dream Activist

#BringThemHome: Ana Rojas, “They Attacked My Brother with a Machete!

Anitha is ready to live in Meza, Arizona again. She never left willingly, her grandfather was about to die and the family had to drop everything and leave. Now, nothing will stop Anitha from coming home!

Make a call & ask ICE to grant permission for Anitha to come home. Our goal today is 100 calls!

TAKE ACTION - Make calls and sign her petition!

DC ICE @ 202-732-3000

Sample script: “Hi, I am calling to ask ICE to grant humanitarian parole to Anitha Rojas, who wants to return to her home in Arizona. She has been in constant danger in Mexico and her brother was attacked with a machete!. Please grant her humanitarian parole immediately!"

Your Contact Information

* Required information

The Petition

To John Sandweg, Acting Director of ICE:

I write to ask that you grant Ana Rojas humanitarian parole, and allow for her to come home to her family in Meza, Arizona. Ana is one of many Dreamers who was raised here in the United States, yet was forced to go back to her birth country. Ana is now ready to come home, I urge you to grant her parole request allowing her to do so.

For over a decade Ana called Meza, Arizona home. Her mother moved them there from Quintana Roo, Mexico when Ana was just 12 years old. Now at the age of 20, Ana is ready to come back home. Ana’s brother is currently living in Phoenix and awaiting her return.

Living in Arizona is never easy, jobs would come and go because of Ana’s mother’s legal status. “She would get fired because they found out she was without any papers.” A few times in school Ana’s class was invited to White House, however each time she’d stay behind knowing that going might reveal her legal status. “It didn’t feel good living as an undocumented person, we had to live in hiding and always worried about being caught by Sheriff Arpaio, or immigration.”

It was then that the family made the difficult decision to return to Mexico. Ana was just 17, her grandfather had just passed away and her mother was distraught over the trauma of living in the shadows while her family suffered. In the middle of her senior year of high school, Ana and her mother returned to Mexico.

“It was the biggest mistake of our lives. My family was attacked a lot. I remember when they attacked my brother with a machete, the blood. I will never forget that day.” Despite the violence, Ana’s family never reported any of the crimes to the police. They knew that the police were probably corrupt, and that any reports to them would just be turned over to the attackers for further retaliation. “We also feared they too might hurt us.”

Ana, now wants to return to Arizona because it’s her home. “I felt better living there. I want to see my brother and all my family that is in Arizona. I know that I have more opportunities over there. I really want to be ok again. The U.S gave me many great memories that I really want to live again. I have lived through many bad moments in my own country that I don’t want to be here anymore; I know that U.S. is my home. I want to go back because if I am able, I plan to study something for my future so I can be a better person.”

Bring Ana Rojas home.

DreamActivist LLC | Privacy Policy | Refund Policy | admin@dreamactivist.org | 1024 E. 66th St., Inglewood, CA 90302 | Phone: 734-262-9705 | Twitter: @DreamAct | Facebook

© Copyright 2017 DreamActivist | Powered by ARCOS