To: immigration and Customs Enforcement and Customs and Border Protection

Reunite Michel and Heidi with their Mother Myrna

On April 14, 2016, Michel 9 yrs and Heidy 13 went to Mexico to meet their mother with the hope that they can be a family. It was a tearful meeting and they knew that the struggle was going to long and hard.

Against all odds they are a family today. Myrna, Heidy and Michel will be going to NY. More photos, videos and information will follow when we greet Myrna with joy and happiness of her homecoming.

The New Sanctuary Coalition of NYC celebrates this reunification, recognizing the hardship caused by our immigration system that does not take into account the needs of families, especially young children. We hope that moving forward our government sees the light and passes fair and humane immigration policies that respect the rights and dignity of all human beings.

Reunite Michel and Heidi with their mother Myrna. Allow Myrna to enter the US and to be with her family.

On April 14th Michele and Heidi are going to Mexico where their mother is trapped to walk across the International Bridge from Nuevo Laredo to Laredo US. We are asking Customs and Border Patrol and Immigration and Customs Enforcement to give her permission to be with her daughters.

Why is this important?

It is important that we keep our families together. Children flourish when they have their parents with them. It is important for the family and it is important for the community.

Michele is 9 years old and Heidi is 14. This is a very critical time of their young lives and they need to have their parents with them. Michele cries every night to be with her mother. The only reason that Myrna cannot be with her daughters is that she does not have a piece of paper that says that she is allowed to enter into the US.

Both Michel and Heidi are United States citizens but they cannot legally petition for their mother to come into the country because they are too young. And the fact that they are too young also means that this is the time they need their mother the most. Why are they being punished just for being young and children?

Here's how you can support Michel, Heidi and their mother Myrna.

1) Sign the petition to reunite Michel, Heidi and their mother Myrna.

2) You can donate for this campaign by going to the NY New Sanctuary website and clicking on the donate button http://newsanctuarynyc.org/index.html. Add a memo to Reunite Michel/Myrna.

3) You can mail a check to help to New Sanctuary at 239 Thompson St NY NY 10012 and write Reunite Michel/Myrna on the memo line

Laredo, Texas, United States

Reasons for signing

  • the family SHOULD be REUNITED!
  • In support of Miguel and his family, since Miguel supports our team!

Updates

2016-04-15 11:05:20 -0400
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Petition is successful with 341 signatures

2016-04-15 09:00:07 -0400

Yesterday, Michel 9 yrs and Heidy 13 went to Mexico to meet their mother with the hope that they can be a family. It was a tearful meeting and they knew that the struggle was going to long and hard.

Against all odds they are a family today. Myrna, Heidy and Michel will get to NY on Saturday. More photos, videos and information will follow when we greet Myrna with joy and happiness of her homecoming.

The New Sanctuary Coalition of NYC celebrates this reunification, recognizing the hardship caused by our immigration system that does not take into account the needs of families, especially young children. We hope that moving forward our government sees the light and passes fair and humane immigration policies that respect the rights and dignity of all human beings.

2016-04-15 08:07:58 -0400

Michel and Heidy are reunited with their mother.

More information and photos coming soon.

2016-04-14 16:37:31 -0400

Good news. Michel and Myrna have crossed the border safely. Myrna is in custody.

BUT they promised to RELEASE her to the custody of the family.

2016-04-14 11:13:54 -0400

They are walking across the bridge now.

2016-04-14 09:54:43 -0400

Finishing breakfast as the #ICEophans Michel and Heidy get ready to meet CBP officials to ask them to become a family again. Please keep them in your prayers.

Can we ask that at 12:30 when they meet with the CBP officials that you pray our Jericho prayer in solidarity with them.

2016-04-12 17:09:14 -0400

Michel and Heidy are waiting to get on the plane to fly to Texas. They are accompanied by Kyle and Juan Carlos.

2016-04-12 05:45:23 -0400

Today Michel and Heidy will fly to Texas and then drive to Mexico where they will meet with her mother on Wednesday April 13.

Keep them in your thoughts and prayers.

Please share this petition.

2016-04-11 17:10:44 -0400

100 signatures reached

2016-04-11 11:38:17 -0400

50 signatures reached

2016-04-08 17:26:27 -0400

25 signatures reached

2016-04-08 10:37:11 -0400

10 signatures reached