There will be a Vegetarian Potluck Dinner in support of the Roblero-Morales family. This is a chance to meet the family and share a meal.
Dinner is at the Civic Hub of Waterloo Region, in the Church of St. John the Evangelist. Come to the doors on Duke Street West and press the buzzer for the Social Development Centre Waterloo Region. Map
There is also a fundraiser for the Roblero-Morales family on Thursday 5 March from 6:30pm to 8:30pm, also at the Civic Hub WR. There will be a silent auction, a film screening, snacks, with all proceeds going to the Roblero-Morales family. For additional info see the Facebook page Families Belong Together: A Community Fundraiser.
Please contact Nadeem Lawji <email@example.com> if you plan to attend or need a ride to any of these events.
We are asking that Sandra Morales, Daniel Roblero and their children be granted status under compassionate and humanitarian grounds
Both Sandra and Daniel are originally from Guatemala. They met in the US, after having fled persecution and violence in their home country. While their children are US citizens, Sandra and Daniel remained undocumented while living in the US. The family became increasingly fearful when Trump was elected in 2017, terrified that their kids would be taken away from them and the family would be separated. They decided to come to Canada, where Daniel has family.
In Canada, the family has access to important medical services (three children have medical conditions or disabilities) that they would not be able to access in Guatemala. The family is already suffering from separation after Daniel was deported.