Real Immigrant Stories
The people below are not alone. Our broken immigration system affect tens of millions of lives every year. Too often, their stories go untold, please read what they have to say. Do you have an immigration story that you would like to tell? Click here to share your story.
I am writing to ask for your assistance and that you ask for the assistance of the whole world community. My name is Nora and my husband Noe is from Honduras. He is here, as are so many others, without papers. We have tried but there is no way to fix his papers without him leaving or waiting for reform. As you may be aware, Honduras is one of those countries where immigrants have been elgible to get TPS (temporary protective status). However he did not qualify because he has only been here eight years not ten. However the reasons for which our government would give people TPS are a natural disaster or armed political conflict or such things that would make it unsafe for the people to be sent back during a time of crisis. While many Hondurans here are happy to see their old president displaced, I can tell you they are all worried about what is going to happen next. The UN won’t support the new government and they have closed the borders to commerce.
My husband finally got to talk to his sister in Honduras last night who told us that his brother, who just got deported to there four months ago, has been forced to join the army. The Government picks up all able men they see on the streets and take them by force. So I am asking you to help. I will send emails to whomever I have to, I just don’t know who that is and I know that you do, and I am asking you to go the same, and to ask the nation to do the same, because the people from Honduras that are here without papers deserve to get TPS and be protected because of this crisis.