Applaud Lawyer for Pro-Bono Immigration Help

Target: Cristian Minor, Lawyer

Goal: Thank Mr. Minor for his work in helping immigrants with legal matters and securing guardianship for their children.

Undocumented immigrants come to the United States for a better life, and some are forced to live every day not knowing if they will ever again see their children. Attorney Cristian Minor volunteers at a Pittsburgh legal clinic where he helps Latino immigrants with tough decisions like establishing guardianship for their U.S.-born children should the parents be detained or deported by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.

Mr. Minor himself is an immigrant from Mexico. He arrived in the U.S. eight years ago with documentation, received his law degree and is now a U.S. citizen. Some of the challenges that he helps undocumented immigrants overcome include understanding the law of immigration and how that affects their families. The legal clinic Mr. Minor volunteers at is run by a nonprofit company called Casa San Jose. San Jose helps immigrants with breaking the language barrier and provides support for families in the Pittsburgh area.

Anti-immigration sentiments and recent sweeping deportation practices have caused a huge rise in fear for undocumented immigrants. Mr. Minor has also been needed to help in instances of domestic violence and employer abuse. Undocumented victims are afraid that if they contact the police for safety during a dangerous situation that they will be detained and deported.

Mr. Minor shares with The Huffington Post, “This is what’s happening right now, what the Trump’s administration’s rhetoric is creating: marginalization of immigrants, specifically Latinos, driving people underground for fear of deportation. These policies use fear and empower individuals who use this rhetoric to oppress the immigrant populations here.” Sign this petition to show support and applaud the work that Cristian Minor is doing in Pittsburgh.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mr. Minor,

We want to say thank you for all of the work that you are doing to help undocumented immigrants and their children. We know that this work can be difficult and that during this time our government is not behaving in a manner that encourages immigration into our country. The help that you offer to the undocumented parents of the Latino population you work with in the Pittsburgh area is invaluable. The language barrier and the stress of never knowing whether or not you will see your children and, if you are deported, who will actually care for your children, are stresses that no parent should have to bear.

We are thankful that these families have someone like you and the Casa San Jose to lean on for support and guidance.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Cristian Minor (on the day he obtained his citizenship)

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5 Comments

  1. yeah good job.. help illegals make legal decisions. next time I rob a bank I’ll come to you to help me get around the law.

  2. Gen Lovyet Agustsson says:

    not let racism happen.

  3. IF UNDOCUMENTED IMIGRANTS ARE DEPORTED WHAT HAPPENS TO THEIR CHILDREN BORN IN THE US, THEY CANT SEPERATE CHIDREN FROM THEIR PARENTS THESE CHILDREN NEED THEIR PARENTS, BREAKING UP FAMILIES WILL CAUSE THESE CHILDREN LIFE LONG PROBLEMS AND WHO WILL CARE FOR THEM IF THE PARENTS ARE DEPORTED, THIS CANNOT BE ALLOWED TO HAPPEN.

  4. Robert Ortiz says:

    Thank you for the great work you are doing on behalf of others. The world needs more community heroes like you.

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