This Christmas season please join me in helping our friend Josh. Josh is a very kind and gentle man. Josh his wife and three young children have fled persecution in their country of origin and are seeking asylum in Texas.
With little warning or time to prepare Josh and his family fled quickly in fear for their lives leaving behind all their possessions and bringing only their modest savings. At present Josh is residing in the DFW area with a relative. While his relative is kind to accept Josh into their home, they are poorly equipped to support Josh and his family long term.
Josh is strictly following the rules for seeking asylum in the USA. The process is lengthy and costly. Josh has recently applied for permission to work. The application process takes approximately 6 months. Any violation of the rules results in immediate deportation. Josh has entered the legal and administrative process of seeking asylum in the USA. Upon good advise he has sought the services of a legal representative to guide him through the complex immigration proceedings. A reputable law firm is willing to represent him at a discounted rate.
Josh’s efforts to raise $4,500 to cover these legal fees are underway however he is unequipped to pay because it is unlawful for him to work until authorized by the USA to do so. Joshua is grateful to people he has never even met who are willing to help. Josh said, “I am grateful to God and to you, my friends, for creating this opportunity for asylum for my family”. While waiting for approval of his application to work Josh volunteers at Mission Arlington and Fielder Church. Having no vehicle or the funds for gasoline and insurance, he walks to wherever he needs to go.
Returning to their country of origin will result in certain death for Josh and his family. Please join me in contributing whatever you can to satisfy this legal expense giving Josh his best chance at asylum and life in the USA. Contributions are received by The Fortress Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) non profit corporation. 100% of all payments received for Josh and his family will be paid to cover his immigration expenses.