Posted: March 5, 2020

John and Rebecca and 2 children

Image is from the article. 

A few days after Rebecca was born her Adoptive parents went to Mexico and brought her back to the U.S. The border security waved her parents through.  She grew up and lived in the U.S. her whole life going to school in the Pacific Northwest. At 18 she thought she was a U.S. citizen and voted in the 2008 Presidential election. Later she found out she wasn't a U.S. citizen when she was unable to get a Real ID or passport. She is now unable to prove being born in any country. Meanwhile after applying for immigration benefits and being denied she is being told to leave the United States within 33 days. 

Regardless of how she got to where she is now the point is she is married to a U.S. citizen and she has 2 U.S. citizen children. U.S. citizens should be allowed to go before a judge and explain the situation. That is what American Families United is currently fighting for. It is also why we go to Washington DC every year on Lobby day.  

To read more about her case go here: 





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Heather D.


Immigration reform advocate and progressive filmmaker interested in NDE.