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Alejandra Juarez has called the United States home for over 20 years, but her stay of removal was denied and she’s being deported on August 3. In addition to being the mother of two children, both U.S. citizens, Alejandra is a valued member of her church and community. Please watch this powerful video and learn why we must support Alejandra and her family in their time of need.


In Her Own Words

When I left Mexico, I was about my oldest daughter’s age, and that was 20 years ago.

Right when I got here I felt safe. I knew that I was living now in a country where if you work hard you will be able to accomplish your dreams.

It was really hard. I was a teenager, and I didn’t have anybody here, so I had to work full time, and then go to school full time. But I knew if I kept doing that, one day, I would be able to have what I couldn’t have before.

One of my dreams was to own something. This house is very important to me. When my husband was called on to serve this country, all the money he earned over there, we started to save. We’ve been married almost 18 years. We have saved every penny that we earned to build this house.

My family is made up of two girls, one 16 year-old and one 8 year-old, and my husband. We are a very close family.

We always try to reach out to people who are in need. We love to go to Church because we volunteer at the food pantry and we see other people who are in need and we are able to do a small thing to help them.

Going to Church helps me a lot because I feel like I need God more than ever, and I need to reach out to God. So going to Church and volunteering at the food pantry, it makes me feel that I am growing near to God.

The Church is a place where I found people that love me and accept me for who I am. They have helped me a lot. There’s some days where I just feel like giving up and I can’t find the strength to keep going. But I can always text Pastor Sumer or call Tara. And I know they will come out with words of hope so I can keep fighting my deportation.

My daughters mean everything to me. They are the reasons for me to keep going every day, and to keep fighting to remain here. Both of my daughters are American citizens. Their life is here and my life is here with them.

Voices from Alejandra's Community


Church Member
"I came to know Alejandra through being her youngest’s first grade teacher. I felt a connection to them, something in their spirit and their hearts was letting me know I needed to invite them to Church.

When you’re reading the stories that get national attention, you don’t realize about what it takes to become documented, that it takes years upon years to get documented status, even if you’re married to a citizen who is in the military.

We need the laws changed. We need to write to our lawmakers, write to our government.

Alejandra and her daughters are facing a future where they have no idea what’s going to happen."

Pastor Sumer

Church of Agape Love
"It’s a topic people are afraid of because they don’t know anything about it. And it doesn’t feel real until it happens to you. It became real to us because it’s Alejandra. She sits in our Church every Saturday with her two kids. She is a part of us.

She is the center of her family. Alejandra is her daughters’ hero, you can see it. They look at her as not just mom, but the lady that does everything.

And she’s incredibly strong.

If you separate that family, you have no idea what’s to come after. This is what we’re called to do, fight for her right now. And she is someone who matters so we have to keep trying."


Church Member
"My daughter and Alejandra’s little daughter are one and the same. They are both little divas and they both are just girly girls.

Watching our girls together, Alejandra and I talk about how they’re going to grow up and what we’re going to do when they become teenagers…

I can’t imagine Alejandra without her daughters. I can’t imagine packing away my clothes and not knowing when I’ll be back to raise my kids. You can’t just rip that bond apart for no reason.

There’s no reason she should be in this situation at all. She’s done nothing wrong. I told her our country should be embarrassed."

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