FBI / Government Authorities Need to Look Into “Coyote” Activities of DreamActivist LLCby Dee Dee Garcia Blase on Sep. 19, 2013, under Legal Immigration Reform, Mexican-Americans and Chicanos are patriotic
Mohammad Abdollahi and Prerna Lal are co-founders of DreamActivist.org. Recently an LLC entity was created again with the Wyoming Secretary of State listing addresses in Antioch, California and in Washington D.C.
Coyote human smuggling is dangerous.
I have a concern with regard to Mohammad Abdollahi’s statement below where he is soliciting $2,000.00 that may or may not go towards “some legal coyote work.”
I have never heard of “legal coyote” work before, and it is now time to seek transparency regarding their “legal coyote” work so the public and immigrants can be informed. Several in the public used to believe DreamActivist.org was a non profit when DreamActivist listed themselves as a non-profit organization. We then demanded DreamActivist.org to stop referring themselves as a non-profit organization in an effort to stop misleading the public with regard to their entity.
I was forwarded the below email by multiple people who received the below questionable activities of DreamActivist.org:
The Bring Them Home Campaign is Now Looking for 165 more Donors to Sponsor 20 Dreamers.
“This is my last chance.” Those are the words of Claudia, an 19-year old Dreamer from Mexico City. Claudia grew up in Colorado, she had been living in Denver from the age of 1 until she graduated from high school last year. She now hopes the #BringThemHome campaign can help her reconnect with her family in the United States.
“After I graduated from school I decided to just leave. I was tired of not having any kind of status, not being able to get a license to drive or even go to school. I thought, I can just do all of these things in Mexico since I am a citizen there. I was wrong. Life here is so hard, 3-months ago my brother was kidnapped.”
________can you sponsor Claudia and help bring her home? For each of the 20 Dreamers participating in this round we need to raise at least $250. If you can help sponsor Claudia’s trip back to her family please chip in $25, $50, $100 or even $250.
Like many other Dreamers, since moving to Mexico, Claudia has tried everything to come back home. She tried to file for a student visa but was told it would be denied because she had previously lived in the U.S. without legal status. Her family was even saving up money to pay a coyote to cross her, but then her brother was kidnapped and they needed to pay the money as ransom to get him back. “I don’t know what to do. I am afraid to leave the house everyday, I live in fear of never seeing my family again. I want to come home.”
The wide-spread coverage in Mexico from the first wave of Dreamers means we have Dreamers coming from all over, some traveling from as far as Peru! Help us Bring Them Home by sponsoring a Dreamer for $25, $50 or even $250! All monies will be used to help with transportation, calling cards and basic needs.
With the first wave of Bring Them Home we struggled to find 6, now this movement has grown to 20 and, we hope next time it’ll be 200. With your help we can make this next wave a success and make sure it is heard around the world. Thank you for your support.
The above email dated September 18, 2013 is raising questions by Chicano / Mexican-American immigrant and community organizers.
A concerned Arizona father raises these important questions:
This letter suggests they tried everything, and even list all the legal avenues which were of no avail. And, not to be overlooked, they quote the family considering an obviously ILLEGAL and much more dangerous coyote avenue (human trafficking) as a viable choice. So whats the $250 for?
$250 isn’t going to change the status of the visa application.
Are they asking donors to directly finance human smuggling?
That can’t be good.
I wonder, since the solicitation is so clearly asking the recipient to contribute to a possible illegal act, can the donor be held responsible?
Do you remember when fourteen travel agency owners or employees were indicted on human smuggling and other charges, accused of selling airline tickets they thought would be used by illegal immigrants? According to the news: “The travel agency workers were charged under state human smuggling laws because they were facilitating the human trafficking, authorities said. Some faced charges of money laundering, conspiracy, racketeering and participating in fraudulent schemes.”
I have sent a letter to government authorities to find more information on whether or not a donor could get into trouble for sponsoring someone to come back into the United States or as Mohammad Abdollahi puts it: ‘for “legal coyote” work.’
We will keep you updated with any responses received by our government as we seek transparency from an organization who used to identify themselves as a non-profit possibly misleading thousands.
Both Mohammad Abdollahi and Prerna lal are on the record for not wanting to support comprehensive immigration reform which is contrary to what the majority of Mexican-Americans support.
However, the Gang of Eight 2013 Legal immigration reform bill is a major step forward in securing our Nation because only after everyone is registered and documented will we know who is in our Nation and where we can find them. We know that once we fix the broken immigration system, and once we document all immigrants — then they can feel safe to help law enforcement agencies to target criminal activity without the fear of deportation when they report suspicious activity to the law enforcement authorities. Therefore, bringing the immigrants out of the shadows will only strengthen our Nation’s security.