Friday, August 3, 2007

Letter to President Bush in Behalf of Juan Sebastian Gomez

Jull 31, 2007 3:23 pm US/Eastern

Letter To President Bush
(CBS4) July 31, 2007

The Honorable George W. Bush
President of the United States of America
The White House
Washington, DC 20515

Dear Mr. President:

We respectfully request that you work with the appropriate agencies to stay the deportation of 18 year old Juan Gomez and his brother, 20 year old Alejandro Gomez, until Congress has an opportunity to consider the American Dream Act, H.R. 1275.

For the past 16 years, Juan and Alex have been residing in the United States, after their parents brought them to the United States from their native country, Colombia. Juan studied hard and has successfully completed an impressive academic portfolio which includes: earning top scores on his SATs, serving in the Science Honor Society, winning his school's math scholarship and graduating with honors from Miami Killian Senior High School with a 3.9 cumulative grade point average. Although Juan lacked certain tools such as a computer, that some may find necessary to excel academically, he had the support and encouragement from his classmates and family. Their family instilled in Juan and Alejandro true American virtues such as hard work, perseverance, and dedication.

Juan and Alex are outstanding members of society. The support from segments of our community, and especially Juan's young classmates from Killian High School, has been extraordinary.

The Gomez family and our South Florida community would greatly appreciate any assistance you may provide in this matter.


Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
Member of Congress

Lincoln Diaz-Balart
Member of Congress

Mario Diaz-Balart
Member of Congress

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