Luis Herrera

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Luis Herrera

Hi my name is Luis Herrera i born in Caracas Venezuela in were I spend my childhood and my teens days as a normal kid I went to school then to Law school ,unfortunate by that time my dad develop a really hard disease as it is The Alzheimer that force me the drop law school as it was no one to look after my dad ,cause my sister it was going thru divorce and my mom went to live with her to give her support ,so as my dad told me since a early age that if something happen in the family I have to take care of them as I’m the man or head of the family ,my journey start from that moment my father Wich he was a attorney ,economist,and graduate in Kellogg university (M.B.A) and used spoke fluid French , English, Latin ,Greek and Spanish ,after work for his country more more than 40 years it was obsolete to the Venezuelan society and depend on his son , well one morning my mom come down to visit us And when my mom was fixing breakfast my dad enter in a cardio-respiratory attack that lead him to die in my on arms doing CPR ,not a pleasant situation as a boy seeing die your hero ; I’m not trying to play a victim here Jose I just want use your voice to let the world know that why we have to be subjected as a criminals for not have the correct documents ,Anyways after my dad pass and with my mom , sister , and her kids no having not even a place to sleep , I make the session to go to California U.S.A ( Dana Point ,Laguna Nigel ) I enter the states with a tourist visa and as not having other option to help my family over Venezuela I stay in the U.s. as u were were a fake documents ,although trying to do the right thing as the only I’m gonna take to my grave it’s my Name I went to apply for a extension of my I-94 in the federal building on laguna niguel therefore I could be legal for other 6 month and keep helping my family over Venezuela ,so what it’s funny to me it’s when I apply for that the denied and the excuse they give it was that my passport it was written by hand and that I fake it in Tijuana ? Really how that heck I go thru immigration in L.a.x airport …,? So I was surprise of how they could gave me such a irrational answer ,so as I was determinate to fix my status in order to help my family I went to get my Taxes Number so in that matter I could have some sort of identification and keep working hard to maintain my family alive in Venezuela , and guess what I was denied to for the same reason of my passport that in Venezuela at time they issue written by hand ? So my question it’s how if u want to do the right thing and they just for the fact that I’m Latin American I was rejected to some how fix my status and be categorize like worst criminal in earth, imagine this even to get a beer in a 7 eleven they just to say to me that my passport it was not a valid I.D for orange county ,so I handle the pain to abandon all what I used to know , my family my friends my life to help my family over Venezuela so I couldn’t give up that easy , so one day after struggle and struggle I meet a girl in a gym west art dating and after 8 month she propose to me to get married I didnt want to do it right away as they ( Californian society) could say that I just want to be married for the sake to have papers ? After a while I thought it and we decide to get married in Santa Anna after a month she came to me and told that she didn’t want to be married anymore as she didn’t want to have kids because the the fear of loose her body shape ? Really lol I say to my self you got To be kidding ,anyways yes I got divorce therefore I couldnt fix my status ,so here I was a illegal Wich all want to do its the correct thing , so as she worked in a gym I meet thru her a lot of attorneys that I ask for advice and as they knew my history they just told me that it was better for me to stay in the way I was until a find a good girl to be married and therefore finally get on the path to fix my status in United states , so I kept holding on until I meet a girl that it was going to a really hard divorce so I stick by her her entire divorce unfortunate due to her divorce she lost her house and forced to move to Florida with her parents , and me forced to leave the States to Dominican republic , we kept our relationship not caring about the distance ,and never giving up in our feelings , so here I am once again I’m have to be force to leave what I love the most ,So she have come here several times to visit me so in that matter our relationship stay strong . Recently ( 9month ago ) she file a petition as fiancĂ© so we could get married and finally be together as a family ,so we were approved by the homeland and security in Vermont so our case was transfer to the American embassy in santo Domingo for my interview . So in February 4 at 6 45 am I was denied to unite the love of my life , in a time frame of 15 min and the outrageous part it’s that the interview it was thru a window ?…not even caring about give the opportunity to be interviewed as should be in case of that matters as its the life of a couple in the hand of a consular official . The reason it was that I overstay unlawfully in the United States for more of one year ,so my question it’s just because I’m Latin , just because a paper by the standar of the government make u a bad person and even worse Criminal ?. Mean while you see in the news that they are fighting over immigration and saying that we all want to have a life sucking the money of the government of United States , Wich everyone in the States are immigrant C’mon name me just one person who have a real American last name .. A major population comes from Italy , ireland , and Germany ,so how come they can destroy and categorize me as criminal just for the sake that I’m Latin and all I want to do its the right thing work hard finish my studies and have my own family . And they never allow me . I’m sure you that you receive tons of emails with situations worse than mine and maybe you to busy to even read this ,but as I watch your video and I felt the pain of you for not have the right documentation you encourage me to let all my history out hopping that one day I could be heard , thank you in advance for what you doing what you doing as its enough to mutilate the dreams and life of honest people what they only want to do its be productive and make the contribution for the country doing the rigth things it’s enough the judgement due to a ethnicity or color of your skin . In other note m well educated reason for my frustration it’s bigger as I went thru to a real tough times in order to get that education , for at the end be rejected and categorized as a criminal for a person that I bet when u ask we’re it’s Venezuela they think it’s Minnesota .

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