In Defense of Letty

In Defense of Letty

From Team Letty

We are raising money to help Letty with a legal defense fund and provide support for her while she is living in limbo in Mexico, as well as assistance for her family that is meanwhile struggling financially in the U.S.

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Update #5

13 days ago

We are 1/3 the way through the campaign and the donations are starting to slow down and we are not quite 1/3 the way towards our goal. We will be sharing the campaign on other sites to help raise the awareness, let's help Letty anyway that we can and also share on social media & with friends and family!

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We need your help for Leticia Payan Acosta- and we need it now. We call her "Letty" and we call ourselves "Team Letty." We've known her for decades and she has been a thoughtful, cautious, law- abiding, and compassionate person that has paid taxes for decades. She secretly crossed our border decades ago with her three year old daughter when she was denied a visa because she couldn't remember her husband's phone number. With her husband Rey, a permanent resident of the U.S., she raised her family here and has lived in the shadows since then. 

Two years ago she applied for a visa granting her permanent residence in the U.S. and as part of the process she had to return to Cuidad Juarez for her security check and interview. When her lawyer was asked why she went back knowing the risk he responded, "she left because she could not be the good person she was while living in the shadows."

Letty's application was denied while she was in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico and has been unable to return to the U.S. since then. While her case is being appealed, she is now in limbo while her family struggles in the U.S because Letty was 50% of the family income. 

Letty raised her family here, never committed a crime or took public assistance and worked everyday of the week except Sunday, when she went to church. Two of her three children and one of her grandchildren are U.S. Citizens, and her other child is a dreamer. She loves this country and came here hoping to earn her way to a better, safer life for her husband, children and grandchildren.

Please help support Letty while she is stranded in Mexico. The money will help her family and to cover the income that Letty made while she working in the U.S. and help her family keep their home. Her family is devastated, her grandchildren are less than 6 months old and they need their grandmother. The money will also keep Letty safe and allow her husband to visit her in Mexico to take her money and things that she needs.

Our crowdfunding effort will support Letty while she is stranded. Give to Letty. Let us show Letty the true American spirit in welcoming immigrants.

As T.S. Lewis famously said, "Between the idea and the reality.. falls the shadow." Letty has lived under the shadow of the American dream. Please help Team Letty help her. 

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Team Letty posted a new update:
13 days ago

Update #9

We are 1/3 the way through the campaign and the donations are starting to slow down and we are not quite 1/3 the way towards our goal. We will be sharing the campaign on other sites to help raise the awareness, let's help Letty anyway that we can and also share on social media & with friends and family!

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Team Letty posted a new update:
24 days ago

Update #8

We are 1/6 towards our goal and over 1/6 towards our financial goal. Thank you to all who have contributed, let's keep the momentum going!

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Team Letty posted a new update:
28 days ago

Update #6

We are 16% of our goal with 54 days left. Thank you to all that have contributed to this campaign and have helped get us to this milestone so far. Please share this campaign on Facebook with your network by going to: In Defense of Letty, https://m.facebook.com/teamletty/!

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Team Letty posted a new update:
about 1 month ago

Update #4

We are 13% towards our goal with 57 days left! Please share the link to anyone you think may be interested in or share on Facebook. Thank you to all that have contributed!

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Team Letty posted a new update:
about 1 month ago

Update #3

Thank you to all that have donated and have given our campaign a great start. Please help spread the word about the campaign, there are 59 days left! Find us on:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/teamletty/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/lettyteam
Instagram: htttps://www.instagram.com/teamletty
website: www.teamletty.com

Margaret Mullen commented on a blog post:
about 1 month ago
Thanks to friends and family for understanding the importance of helping a worthy, contributing immigrant family.

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