Permanently Stripping A Father From His Rights To His Children
UPDATE: After over 20,000 of you raised your voices, the Department of Homeland Security took the unprecedented step of allowing Felipe back in the country for his child custody hearing. Sign the petition for further updates on his situation and to let government officials know that you want Felipe to remain with his family.
ORIGINAL MESSAGE: Last year, Felipe Montes was deported to Mexico. Now the Allegheny County Department of Social Services wants to terminate his rights to his three U.S. citizen children. Felipe’s children are just three of thousands that are being permanently separated from their parents by a broken immigration system and a patchwork of child welfare systems.
If we put enough pressure on the Allegheny County DSS and on the North Carolina Division of Social Services, we have a chance to reunify three boys with their father and keep them out of a precarious existence in the foster care system.