A Brave Family Flees Their Home Country for the U.S.

by: The asylum seeking family

“Our nightmare began last December, after my oldest son’s school festival, as we were leaving the event, we noticed that some guys were being very friendly with one our kids. We did not noticed they follow us from the venue all the way to our home. A few days after my oldest son went outside to play with his friends, he never came back home. For weeks we were looking for him not only in our hometown but also in the communities around us. My wife and I were going crazy about having our son missing.

Then we spotted the same guys from the festival walking around of street. They were there, just looking for something or some one in our street. They were looking to our house while they were on the phone with someone. I called the police, as I was getting nervous about them.

When the police arrived they found on them a lot of photos of children in their phones from the school festival, including my missing son. As the investigation continue they were linked to an organized crime group that was kidnaping children in other cities around our state. My son was found in a ‘safety house’ with seven other children.

When we were notified that my son was found and alive we were extremely happy, this happiness did not last too long as other members of this group started to show up in our home leaving terrifying messages until one day the messages became a reality. They came to our house and discharge their guns into our property. We were able to sneak out from the back patio and left without looking back. We left all behind.”

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We collaborate with a network of global non-governmental organization (NGO) partners who work directly with refugees and migrants to identify and verify individuals who are financially unable to afford air travel. Once our partners submit flight requests, we use donated frequent flyer miles, credit card points, travel vouchers, and cash to eliminate transportation barriers for the most vulnerable individuals affected by war, persecution, or climate disaster. Our goal is to help these individuals reunite with their loved ones and start a new life in a safe environment.

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– According to the United Nations, there are currently 108 million individuals forcibly displaced from their homes worldwide.  

– The Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that seeking asylum is a fundamental human right. Everyone has the right to life and liberty. Everyone has the right to freedom from fear. Everyone has the right to seek asylum from persecution.

As migration is often the last option for survival, migrants may embark on clandestine journeys, subject to danger, extortion, and inhumane conditions

Once they finally get legal approval for resettlement, migrants face another challenge that makes the journey seem impossible: the transportation costs.

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You can donate cash to help us cover operational expenses or contribute your unused air miles, credit card points, or travel vouchers to help us book flights for refugees and asylum seekers. Additionally, you can help us spread the word about our cause and our impact on the lives of those we serve.

Every donation, no matter how big or small, has the power to make a difference. Thank you for considering supporting our mission.

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