Thursday, July 09, 2009

Time for action

We've been struggling with possibilities in Canada, as these sluggish economic times make it hard enough to find a job in one's own country, let alone a foreign one. While we're still trying hard to make that option work, we're also stepping up the fight on the homefront to push for legislation that would ultimately allow Carlos to return to the US legally and finally be a regular husband and father.

That brings us to American Families United. They recognize that mere Comprehensive Immigration Reform isn't enough unless it includes the families of US citizens that are stuck with ridiculous bans. They've constructed a pretty fantastic waiver reform proposal that has already been placed in the hands of various legislators. We believe that AFU's lobbying efforts are making a difference in the immigration legislation currently being drafted. That's why we're adding our voices to theirs in hopes of some positive change. Our story can be seen on their website, and in the near future, we'll be informing you of ways you can add your voice to push for legislative reform that would help us.

Stay tuned!


Rebecca said...

We have the same problem you do. I follow AFU website pretty closly and do what i can. God willing we see some realy change soon

Tasksgirl said...

Amy I am so excited to see this news .. I hope you guys can find the strength to either stick it out or find a way in Canada.. I think of you guys often and I hope someday soon you will be a happy family together again..

Cynthia said...

Hey I read your story a month ago and just donated (every little bit helps).My husband and I are working on the paper work to submit to Mexico right now. I have been reading peoples stories and it makes me so sad. I wish you the best of luck. From my family to yours God Bless. Cindy

Armando said...

Wow you guys - this really sucks. My wife and I are in the same situation and will be facing a very different reality soon. I am still going through the immigration court system. Best of luck and God bless.

brujita_81 said...

Hey Amy! I have a new immigration blog I am going to try and write in more so if you could add or subscribe me.. thanks!

Anonymous said...

Hey Amy

What's goin on w your story on AFU? I noticed a week or so ago but it's still the Alfaro family, not yall.

Just wondering. :)

Vieja Loca

PuertoVallartaGirl said...

I am in the same situation as you AND thinking about my husband going to canada, we should talk. You can find me through my blog.

Ellenai72 said...

I am in a similar situation!
Gosh,that is such a hardship we all have to go through!
Hopefully there will be some good changes in immigration pretty soon!I wish for that for all of us!
By the way-you write great blog! Your family is so beautiful!

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