Honduran “Alejandro” came to the U.S. to get away from street gangs and drug cartels. Honduras is the #1 country for homicides, and Alejandro knew that if he refused to join the gang or carry drugs he would die a violent death.

Apprehended at the border, Alejandro was released into the custody of a relative who failed to take him to immigration court. An order of removal was entered against him, and he began to live in hiding.

But he was eligible for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, and with the help of JFON DFW, he was able to come out of the shadows and remain in the USA!

Alejandro says he is grateful for this opportunity, because he thought he would have to live the rest of life in fear. Now, he is enrolled in a community college and hopes to one day earn a degree at UTA.

When you give to JFON DFW, you make a world of difference for immigrant neighbors who cannot afford the help they need. Because you care, they can enjoy peace, security and prosperity that otherwise would be a faint dream!