To: The United States House of Representatives and The United States Senate
Bring Alejandra Home
Pass H.R. 581 to let Alejandra Juarez come home to her family.
Why is this important?
Last August, Alejandra Juarez was deported to Mexico after living in the United States for twenty years. During that time, she built a life here and married her husband Cuauhtemoc “Temo,” a naturalized citizen and U.S. Marine who would later serve in combat in Iraq. After Temo’s service in Iraq, this country has rewarded him by tearing his family apart. They have two children, both U.S. citizens, Pamela (17) and Estela (9). Estela now lives with her mother in Mexico where she struggles to learn Spanish, a language she never used in the United States. Temo and Pamela live in Florida and travel to Mexico as often as possible to visit Alejandra and Estela.
Alejandra was accused of making a false statement to immigration officials when she first entered the country as a teenager, on a form that was not translated into Spanish, and as a result is the subject of a lifetime ban from entering the country. The legal system currently offers no means to reunite the Juarez family, but their congressman, Darren Soto has introduced H.R. 581, a bill that would allow Alejandra to return to the United States as a permanent legal resident.