[photo: image of a Latino man, Oscar, with his infant baby smiling into the camera towards the viewer. they are both lying in bed.]
On April 5th 2013, Oscar Canales had a minor traffic accident in Greensboro, NC on his way to work. He was arrested after not being able to provide a driver’s license. He cannot get one - North Carolina does not issue driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants. He was then taken to Guilford County jail where he was placed under the custody of ICE. Oscar is currently detained at Stewart Detention Center in Georgia.
OSCAR COULD BE DEPORTED AT ANY TIME!
He is the primary breadwinner of this household. If deported, Oscar’s 9-month old U.S. Citizen baby girl Karen would be left to grow up without her father.
Help get Oscar released and his deportation stopped by making a phone call and signing the petition!
TAKE ACTION – MAKE A CALL:
Call ICE – John Morton @ 202-732-3000 or 202-732-3100
Sample Script: “Hi, I am calling to ask for the release of Oscar Canales-Berrios (A#098-935-658) from Stewart Detention Center. Oscar has been living in the U.S. for almost 10 years, he has no criminal record, and his US citizen baby girl Karen needs him home. He is a low-priority for deportation. Please don’t deport separate baby Karen from her daddy! Release Oscar now!”
Meet 5 year old Adalia Rose
I messaged her mom for permission to share her story, and i’m honored to be able to do it on here. Her story is by far one of the most inspiring I have ever read. She has Progeria, a fatal “rapid aging” disease. That’s not what this is about though. I’m writing this because i’ve never seen so much life in a kid. Just the sound of her voice moved me. My little sister was watching one of her videos and before even looking at the screen, i heard a tiny but motivated voice full of life. When i turned to see who the child was, i saw this adorable girl and fell in love with Adalia. She can do it all! She can dance, make you laugh and she is very loved by her beautiful mother who even shaved her head to make a wig for Adalia. My favorite thing about this family, is that they are persistent. They are handling so many things at once with such happiness. In all the videos I watched, never do they look discouraged or unmotivated about what’s going on. They’ve taken what life’s given them and made the best for her. Adalia’s mother has loved her daughter more than words and truly kept her happy. Seeing all of this moved me to tears. Life gives you things that you don’t intend on getting. Life gives the happiest people the roughest situations, but at the end of the day you can’t lose sight in what’s important. You can’t give up and you’ve got to stay close to the ones you love. Don’t lose your spirits. If they can do it, so can we. So if tomorrow doesn’t go exactly as planned, don’t give up just yet because someone is fighting for their life everyday with high spirits.
You can to.
It is possible to get through ANYTHING with a good attitude!
Adalia dreams of many things that she many not get to do in her lifetime, but that’s where you can help. Donate her so that her family can start making Adalia’s dreams come true:
And if you can’t donate, please reblog this in support of Adalia and her journey. She deserves all the love and respect she can get because of how strong she’s stayed through this all.
Good luck Adalia. Never lose your strength, but most of all never lose your spirit that inspires others everyday.
This is absolutely terrifying. Just look at it, it is so real and astonishing. You need to reblog this. I don’t care if you’re used to reblogging orange, teenage girls with vans on. I don’t care if you’re used to reblogging vintage or photography. This is real. You can even see the fury in his eyes. The tense muscles in between his fingers. The heavy breathing.
reblog this. NOW.
in all seriousness though
M..my heart just stopped… ;~;
Guys, you’ve got to reblog this. It’s reality and it needs to be brought to everyone’s attention.
I lost a friend to this kind of harassment. I really don’t want to remind myself of everything that happened so I won’t say a word about it. All I will say is, he was one of my best friends and the kindest person I had ever known. The pain I went through after his death was indescribable. I want you all to know that it’s not easing knowing that someone you love had such thoughts that they didn’t deserve living anymore. I’m not good with words at all so please excuse this lousy paragraph I have attempted to write to move you. I am serious though. Don’t ignore this.
i’m going to reblog forever.
This kills me, please stop this.
it seriously hurts to know people say this
how the fuck could you possibly send someone hate, or make rude comments when you know all to well that this could be the outcome, makes me sick. somebody please stop this from happening.