Monday, October 17, 2011

A Plea For Help

After living legally in the United States for over 20 years, I was detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on an immigration charge, and am currently facing deportation. My son Eni, 21, who came to the United States at the age of two, is also detained and wears an orange jumpsuit through no fault of his own. We continue to pursue all possible legal avenues to remain in the US – our home.

 

 


However, our 18-year immigration ordeal has depleted our resources. My detention is about to cripple my small IT consulting business. We cannot keep up with our growing expenses, and I have no other choice but to turn to the community for help.

I ask friends and sympathizers of our cause to donate to our legal fund. No donation is too small. Please spread the word.

Thank you for your kindness, and God bless you.

Posted for Atanas Entchev, by his daughter, Christina





Links:
http://njgeo.org/2011/10/17/colleague-in-need-atanas-entchev/
http://www.spatiallyadjusted.com/2011/10/19/freeatanas-best-thing-youll-read-all-day/
http://mapbrief.com/2011/10/19/political-hypocrisy-economic-ignorance-the-case-against-atanas-entchev/
http://twitter.com/#!/rjhale/status/126073203608137728
http://twitter.com/#!/atanas
http://motherjones.com/mojo/2011/10/open-borders-obama-sets-new-deportation-record
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/lost-in-detention/
http://www.freeatanas.com/how-to-help/

6 comments:

Camron Bute said...
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klearvue said...

@Camron Bute

"After living legally in the United States for over 20 years..."

But either way you, Camron, are a prick

isleyconst said...

I don't get it. Good integrated people like you must be deported and on the otherside the US has no problem allowing in many radical islamic preachers.

Loren Pechtel said...

Entered legally, overstayed and fought it in the courts for all this time.

http://www.ca3.uscourts.gov/opinarch/104369np.pdf

frontyardchicken said...

Just like Atanas, @LAStools was deported after 15 years of studying, teaching, researching, and working in North America for accidentally overstaying an H1B work visa while on medical leave.

Most detention facilities are harsh places with jail like conditions filled with folks in orange jumpsuits that get chained up like hector hannibal on each transfer. They share similar sad stories: lived most of their life in the US, were snatched off the street, now jailed, then deported. Even kids brought in illegally by their parents as two-year-olds are 16 years later deported to countries that are foreign to them, ...

Well paid ICE "special agents" as well as the privately run county jails or similar get generous federal funds for each detained & deported person so they have an interest in keeping as many folks as long as possible so that they "run" at full capacity at all times.

Dawn said...

Camron and Loren,

Since you know so much about the case I am sure nothing here will surprise you
http://www.freeatanas.com/public-appeal/
Not exactly over stayed or illegal, they were working within the legal system for the entire 18 years!