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BREAKING: Frustrated US Citizen married to Kenyan woman petitions President Trump to stop wife’s imminent deportation

I have a 3 yrs old son who needs his mother and I need my Loving wife close to me. We love each other and we both love our son to death. We take our marriage vows very seriously and nobody will separate us.

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BY BMJ MURIITHI

After struggling for close to four years in an effort to legalize his wife’s status, US Citizen Bruce Pritchet is now reaching out to well wishers to sign a petition to President Donald J Trump in order to save his marriage.

His wife, Salome Pritchett – with whom they have a 3-year old son – is facing imminent deportation. The petition, it appears, is the only option left, after going through a lengthy and expensive process, leaving the family exhausted. This comes at a time when cases of Kenyans being deported from the US on what analysts say are flimsy grounds, are on the rise.

Here is the story as told by Mr Pritchett:

My name is Bruce Pritchett, a US citizen by birth in the State of Missouri. I got married to my wife Salome Pritchett, a Kenyan citizen on August 8, 2015 in Missouri. My wife has been legally living in the United states for 7 years. She’s hardworking and pays Taxes in this country.

We have a 3 yr old son together, who was born in Illinois. We filed a petition to help my wife Salome to adjust her legal status through marriage and get her a Green Card, in May 2017. We had an immigration interview in December 2017. During the interview the immigration officer asked my wife why she “married a white man,” which, to me, was racial profiling, violation of human right to marry and discrimination.

She also demanded that my wife revoke her then legal status without telling us if she had approved the Green Card or not. Her questions and demands to revoke my wife’s then legal status before approval of her green card made us including our lawyer very suspicious of her intentions.

The couple holding their son. COURTESY PHOTO

Our lawyer advised my wife not to revoke her legal status because that would make her illegal in United States if the officer doesn’t grant the green card on the spot. Therefore, leaving my wife vulnerable for deportation, and I could not let that happen.

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Following the advice of our lawyer not to revoke my wife’s legal status, the officer sent us home promising that all she needed was a signature from her boss to send us the approval notice of my wife’s green card in 7 days, but it never happened.
Together with our lawyers, we spent the whole year of 2018 following-up and requesting the US Citizenship and Immigration Services to send us the promised approval notice in vain. Our lawyers did everything possible to get them wrap up my petition and give my wife a Green Card but all fell on deaf years of U.S Immigration Services.

In March 2019 our lawyers advised us to sue the USCIS in St. Louis, Missouri, to stop the delay of our petition and have them grant us the Green Card. They got mad and sent a notice of Intent to Revoke the approved petition that they had okeyed back in 2017 and never sent the approval form to us.

They gave us 30 days to send more documentation to prove that my wife was free to marry me, which we did. We even got the Certificate of No Impediment to marriage from Kenya, my wife’s country of origin, stating that my wife is free to marry me and other documentation required to prove our marriage is legal, including copy of Kenyan laws Marriage Act.

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To our surprise, the immigration officer handling our case said that the “Kenyan marriage laws are not in place.”
Although the Officer acknowledged that my wife’s “Family Ties In The United States Are Positive Factors,” she went ahead to deny my petition for my wife’s Green Card.

I demand immigration Justice for my wife because the USCIS did not even take time to review all the legal documents they asked for as prove that my marriage to Salome is legitimate. Our lawyers said the immigration officer was not following the law concerning our case.

That means she’s only out to destroy families and deport people for no reason.

We have less than 30 days file an appeal against this unfair and unjust treatment by USCIS which is very expensive for us. Why on earth should we go through this?
I have a 3 yrs old son who needs his mother and I need my Loving wife close to me. We love each other and we both love our son to death. We take our marriage vows very seriously and nobody will separate us.

The pain and agony of growing without a mother or your wife is excruciating. Separating families is wrong and should not be tolerated. Its Cruel and unAmerican.
For this reason, I do not want my son to grow-up without his mother around. I want my family together, Because family’s belong together.

Please help me stop this cruel immigration officer from trying to deport my wife, destroying my marriage and my 3yr old son’s life. Because what USCIS is doing is wicked, unethical, unprofessional and inhuman, it is cruel and un-American!

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Since we started this case back in 2017, the USCIS in St. Louis has wasted so much time on our petition and made us go through so much heartache, stress and mental anguish. We’ve spent so much money that has drained all our savings just to have our family live together in peace.




But the USCIS is out to destroy my marriage and my family. Please help me fight for Justice  for my wife and family, and get the US Citizenship and Immigration Services approve my wife’s Green Card and stop the heartache, pain and mental anguish my family is suffering right now. Create a safe path to Citizenship for my wife and keep my family together.

Please sign our petition. Help me keep my family together.
Your support will be highly appreciated.

Thank you.
God Bless you,
Bruce Pritchett.

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Reasons for signing

Pauline Mwariri·2 days ago
What God has join together no man should put apart

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philip okelo·1 day ago
the biggest democracy in the world can do better, she should set a good example to the rest of the world

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  1. Gem

    July 5, 2019 at 2:51 pm

    This whole story is BOLLOCKS! This stupid guy married an illegal alien and now he’s LYING and pulling the race card because the immigration officer rightly denied his wife a green card. He claims his wife was living in the US legally—oh, yeah?? On what–a visa? What type of ‘legal status’ did she have that allowed her to work in the US?? If she was already legal and could work here why apply for a green card? She was/is clearly NOT legal.She lived here in the US illegally for several years –a crime–and then got married hoping to get a green card.If she had come and stayed in the US legally and then met the guy and later married there would be no problem! That poor child now has to suffer…

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Pomp and colour as Kikuyu Diaspora Media 1st Anniversary event in Atlanta exceeds people’s expectations

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BY MAGGIE MARIKAH KWABENA in Atlanta, Georgia

Kikuyu Diaspora Media’s 1st Anniversary in Atlanta set and raised the bar high in all things events, style and elegance as Kenyans from many US states and other fans from around the globe  packed the auditorium.

As a major Kenyan Diaspora hub, Atlanta is not new to events hosting. But many events have over promised and under delivered. However, that was not the case for Kikuyu Diaspora Media (KDM). They lived up to – and even exceeded – the high expectations of  Kenyans in the Diaspora.

The team was led by their vibrant, energetic CEO and founder Jeremy Damaris who steered the ship from the front lines as MC. The audience was treated to sheer elegance from the moment one stepped into the event hall.

Lights, camera, action and more elegance was evident when it came to that coveted moment on the red carpet. Most of those in attendance donned the official vibrant Orange color of KDM.

What made the KDM Event Different? 

The elegance and grace with which KDM conducted the entire event was a breath of fresh air. The welcoming atmosphere, a courteous team with a great sense of order and flow of events. There were a lot of activities but they all seamlessly worked well together.

People felt welcome, appreciated and right at home as they experienced the legendary ATL Southern Hospitality. There was a very positive celebratory energy in the room where people seemed genuinely excited to be at the event. Fans not only came from the different US States but also global fans from Germany, Canada, Saudi Arabia and Kenya made the maiden trip to support KDM.

This is a true testament of the love and support KDM enjoys globally. Fans were upbeat, excited and proud of what KDM has accomplished globally. They believe in the product, they are not just selling it. They own and embrace the KDM Vision and passionately support it. This was supported not just in words but also in their generous contribution to the fund raising towards setting up a permanent KDM Studio in the USA.

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The Guest Singers were a sight to behold too. They did not disappoint when it came to their presentations. They engaged the audience and made it worth their while. I have not danced this much in a long time. It is not always that you get such great talent assemble on one stage. The who-is-who of Kenya Gospel music circles accompanied by US Artistes lit the stage with a powerful praise extravaganza that set the event apart from many others.

It  featured the one and only Atlanta queen of praise Naomi Karanja with her legendary hit Muhotoro, alongside Kenyan artistes Mercy Ken, Shiru wa GP, Mary Githinji, Paul Mwai, Phylis Mbuthia among others.

I would not do the event justice if I forgot to mention my personal favorite Man Kush. As always he did not disappoint. His great sense of humor and candid talk left us all in stitches. The man, the myth the legend is funnier in person and a breath of fresh air uniting the old, the young and everyone else in between. He sure does have a way with words.

The Mugithi night was equally refreshing taking us all the way back to Zilizopendwa and new generation beats. There was something for everyone.

What has KDM accomplished in their 1st Anniversary and what’s next?

One of the Goals for KDM 1st Anniversary was to kick start the process of seeking to realise their dream of buying property where they can build their own permanent Media House complete with state of the art studios. To that end they had a very successful fund raising.

In the true legendary giving spirit of Kenyans, they did not disappoint. They gave passionately to support the vision, dream, future and legacy of KDM. I was particularly impressed by many of the Sponsors that made this event possible.

Hosting events in the Diaspora is often a Herculean task. It is extremely expensive, takes lots of manpower and planning. When Kenyan based investors and businesses partner to invest in the Diaspora, it paves way for mutually beneficial reciprocal relationships.

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We would like to see more Kenyan-based investors becoming active participants in the dreams, future and vision of the Diaspora. We have many companies doing great things in Kenya and are proud to see them expand their partnerships to support entrepreneurs in the Diaspora.

Business is about building bridges of trust and a great way to do that is to invest in things that the Diaspora is passionate about. Kama Waswahili walivyosema, “mkono mtupu haulambwi.”

As we invest and do business in Kenya, it makes a difference when these Kenyan companies equally partner with the diaspora in things that are important to us as a community.

What do you say to those who think we have way too many Kenyan networks as it is?

Well, how many is too many? I think someone’s dream or vision should not be deemed or extinguished because someone else has already started a similar journey or has a similar dream or vision. We all have our separate paths in life. If you have a clear vision and execute it diligently, it will come to fruition in due time.

Run your own race, give the consumer choice, and provide a quality service or product as you anticipate their needs. The modern consumer likes choice and quality. Whoever meets their needs best will be the media outlet that survives in the long term.

Some Media Houses have come and gone but those that understand their niche and market share needs continue to thrive. There is plenty of room in the Diaspora and the World for everyone to accomplish their vision if you work smart, perfect your skills and execute a clear vision. We wish KDM well as they continue to grow and thrive.

 

Comments from Sponsors: 

“At Maridady Motors we are changing this world view and positioning “Kenya” to those in the Diaspora as a place they can do business and grow their capital. Instead of viewing diaspora solely as a market, we view it as a partner. Our audacious proposition is that Diasporians can invest in Kenyan businesses and make money in their home country Kenya.

To make this work, we have created structures to help persons in the Diaspora to invest in the Auto Industry as well as in the Transport business in Kenya. Kikuyu Diaspora Media is a courageous entrepreneurial media that demonstrates the ability of our people to mobilize themselves into functional communities even in the diaspora. The media goes a long way in uniting Kenyans and in helping respond to their needs both locally and internationally. KDM does amazing work of pointing out those who need help either in their countries of residence or even back home. Our CSR department thus could not hesitate to sponsor them in growing this noble course.”  By: Eric Ngigi

 

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“My name is Peter Gioko EA, PE, MBA MSME. I am a financial advisor with over 15 years in: tax preparation and IRS & all 50 states and tax Audit consultant. I am available 365 days in a year, I prepare taxes for everyone, both individual and corporate taxes. 

I have sponsored the Kikuyu Diaspora Event because it is a media movement for the people by the people with the prime goal to: inform & support the needy, the unknown, and promote the general welfare of mankind. Such a moment is charitable and Good Samaritan investment and I will always support it.” By: Peter Kioko

“I support Kenyan Events because I believe in giving back to the community.” By Esther: Wilpek Fashions

“We support Diaspora events because we are in the Diaspora and understand the needs of the Diaspora. JRN Investments LTD is 100% Diaspora owned. We have a membership of over 300 members across the USA and Kenya. We are in control of our projects and manage them right from here in the Diaspora.” By:  JRN Investment INC Representatives.

 

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VIDEO: How Former Atlanta-based Kenyan was inducted into Satanism

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Tim Simon Kimani aka Bamboo is a Kenyan Rapper who is the husband to Ugandan national Erica Mukisa. In this interview, he  shares the dark world dominating the secular music and how he met Erica .
“I had a great time on NBS tv with Olivia Ziwa on the Mission 3:16 show. I think our generation is the one that will see the scriptures in the book of Revelations fulfilled before our eyes. Spoke a bit about the music industry too,” he says.

 

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INVITATION: Mashujaa Day celebrations happening this Saturday in Atlanta, GA

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BY ERIC ERICSSON

The annual Mashujaa (Heros) Day celebrations are happening this Saturday October 19, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia ADDRESS:

585 Franklin Gateway SE, Marietta, GA

This is our ANNUAL HEROES NIGHT where we come together to honor our local Hero’s, Youth & Heritage over a meal and great Friends. Thx.

Our KEYNOTE SPEAKERS this year are our very own Karen GITAU & Salome SADERA who are both running for the Kennesaw & Acworth City Council respectively. They are both great and brave Ladies and we can’t wait to hear what their agendas are and a message of celebrating & embracing diversity.

We have some amazing Awards to be presented this year to very deserving nominees. Headlining the Entertainment is the Great Mercy Myra and Lady Z.

The Food and Entertainment has promised to be top notch and this time we shall be Partying till the wee hours of the morning so bring your dancing shoes.

Red Carpet Pictures & Videography will be happening all Night long – Be sure to bring a friend to the biggest & most fun Annual Party in Atlanta. This is our EVENT and you’re ALL Welcome.

Get your TICKETS.

See you ALL soon.

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