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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 14:51

    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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Kenyan woman in US who was sexually assaulted found by family after 7 years

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A Kenyan woman who last year told Jacksonville, Florida police that she was sexually assaulted outside the First Baptist Church in the downtown area has been traced after her worried family said she hadn’t been in touch for a whole seven years.

The family of Beatrice Adhiambo Olwal Aka Betty Olual was last in touch with her in October 2013 by phone.  Since then, they had tried unsuccessfully to get in touch with her until an article dated 2 August 2019 showed up on google search, indicating that she had been sexually assaulted.

On Friday, sources told Kenya Satellite News Network that they were finally able to trace her.

According to a report from the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, the woman told police on July 23 2019 that she was dropped off by a taxi near a bus station and was walking along the sidewalk by the church when she was approached from behind by a man on a black mountain bike.

According to the report, around 1:30 a.m., the woman said the man dropped his bike, walked up to her, held her at gunpoint and sexually assaulted her. He then left the area on his bike.

Local news outlets reported that she had told the police that she walked to a nearby hospital and checked in at about 2:38 a.m., where she told staff what happened. Officers noted in the report the man went by the name Derek.

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“Officers went to the scene and found a wristband on the sidewalk next to the church,” noted a police report.

A statement from First Baptist Church reads in part:

“Our church is locked and secured at night, and we have security present during our work hours. We work with JSO to provide a safe place for worshipers. We are grieved by such horrendous acts of violence.”

Betty used to frequent the area.

“What happened is unnerving. I stay near the church because I feel  secure there,”  she is quoted as telling a local station, who described her as homeless.

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Kenyans in US Can fly home – except from these states even as Covid situation gets worse nationally

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Kenya’s Ministry of Transport on Friday cleared seven more countries for resumption of international flights to Kenya scheduled to commence on Saturday, 1st of August.

The seven are United States of America (except for California, Florida and Texas), United Kingdom, France, Netherlands, Quarter, United Arab Emirates and Italy.

The list of countries identified and announced on Thursday from which travelers will be exempt from quarantine include China, South Korea, Japan, Canada, Zimbabwe Ethiopia, Switzerland, Rwanda, Uganda, Namibia and Morocco.

In a statement Friday, Transport Cabinet Secretary James Macharia said review of countries from which travelers will not be required to be quarantined upon arrival will be undertaken by Ministry of Health on day to day basis and then the Ministry will then advise the Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Urban Development and Housing for further action.

He noted that the risk profile of any country could change and therefore the status with regard to the clarifications and directives could also change.

” We wish to emphasize and reiterate that from 1st August 2020 Kenyan Airspace will be open to authorised airlines and travelers. The issue is only whether the travelers will be required to quarantine upon arrival in Kenya due to the risk evaluation of respective countries. Those required to quarantine will do so at Government designated facility or at their home subject to prevailing guidelines.” He said

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The Ministry of Transport with the relevant stakeholders have prepared a Protocol for Air Travel Operations during the COVID-19 Public Health Crisis. The protocol seeks to provide guidelines to ensure that air travel remains safe during the pandemic for domestic and international flights.

The Protocol recognizes that the adverse impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have been experienced in most sectors of the economy and the aviation industry is amongst the worst impacted.

The Protocol has therefore confirmed that:-

  1. All arriving passengers on international flights whose body temperature is NOT above 37.5° C (99.5°F); do NOT have a persistent cough, difficulty in breathing or other flu-like symptoms; have negative PCR based COVID – 19 test carried out within 96 hours before travel and are from countries considered low to medium risk COVID – 19 transmission areas shall be exempt from quarantine.
  2. For those passengers traveling out of the country, they will be required to abide by the particular travel, health and COVID-19 related requirements of the destination country;
  3. Passengers arriving on flights after the curfew, with a valid Air Ticket and Boarding Pass shall be allowed to proceed to their hotels and/or residences;
  4. Drivers should have evidence that they have come from the Airport to drop or pick up passengers;
  5. Passengers departing on flights after the curfew, with a valid Air Ticket and Boarding Pass shall be allowed to proceed to their departure airport;
  6. Air Operators shall provide guidance material to passengers regarding application of the preventive measures on board;
  7. Where physical distancing cannot be guaranteed because of the seat configuration or other operational constraints, the crew members will make constant on-board announcements reminding passengers to adhere at all times to all the other preventive measures including strict hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette and should wear a surgical face mask. In addition and in such cases other measures such as cabin recirculation air filters will be put in place; and
  8. Working jointly with Airports Authority and Kenya Civil Aviation, the Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing, Urban Development and Public Works is reviewing frequency and timing of flights to facilitate physical distancing at the Airports.
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Meanwhile, Air France and KLM will on Saturday resume passenger flights to Kenya.

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Passengers can now fly Air France and KLM from Nairobi to Paris and Amsterdam with the possibility of transfer to other European and North Atlantic destinations.

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Air France – KLM Commercial Director for Eastern Africa Steven Van Wijk, says the flights to and from Nairobi will be operated in strict compliance with local and international health protocols and will adhere to the highest standards of health and hygiene.

KLM and Air France have taken various measures before and after boarding at Schiphol and Charles de Gaulle airports

“We wish to assure all our customers that we have taken precautionary measures to ensure that we conduct our operations safely, comfortably and responsibly. The safety of our passengers and crew will always be our top priority and this is why we have taken all necessary measures in accordance with WHO guidelines,” said Steven.

Passengers are however advised to familiarize themselves with applicable travel restrictions that vary from country to country and may be subject to change prior to booking. In particular, they need to be aware of the entry and residency rules for the destination countries as these are likely to have changed with the evolving global health situation.

The resumption of flights by Air France and KLM will further boost Kenya’s economic recovery efforts and especially the tourism and horticulture sectors which are dependent on air connectivity to key markets in Europe, US and other parts of the world.

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Full Statement fro Ministry of Transport:

MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT, INFRASTRUCTURE, HOUSING, URBAN
DEVELOPMENT AND PUBLIC WORKS
COMMUNIQUE ON THE RESUMPTION OF INTERNATIONAL AIR
TRAVEL ON 1ST AUGUST 2020
His Excellency the President of the Republic of Kenya directed that
International Air Travel would resume on 1st August, 2020 and
instructed the Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing, Urban
Development and Public Works to develop a Protocol to ensure the
safety of travellers.
The Ministry in consultation with relevant stakeholders prepared a
Protocol for Air Travel Operations during the Covid-19 Public Health
Crisis. The protocol seeks to provide guidelines to ensure that air
travel remains safe during the pandemic for domestic and
international flights.
The Protocol recognizes that the adverse impacts of the COVID-19
pandemic have been experienced in most sectors of the economy and
the aviation industry is amongst the worst impacted.
The Protocol has therefore confirmed that:-
1. All arriving passengers on international flights whose body
temperature is NOT above 37.5° C (99.5°F); do NOT have a
persistent cough, difficulty in breathing or other flu-like
symptoms; have negative PCR based COVID – 19 test carried out
within 96 hours before travel and are from countries considered
low to medium risk COVID – 19 transmission areas shall be
exempt from quarantine.
List of countries identified and announce yesterday from which
travelers will be exempt from quarantine include:
• Canada
• South Korea
• Namibia
• Uganda
• China
• Rwanda
• Morocco
• Japan
• Zimbabwe
• Ethiopia
• Switzerland
Additional countries identified today following further review
and Consultation between the Cabinet Secretaries
responsible for Transport, Health and Tourism:
• The United States of America (except for California, Florida
and Texas;
• United Kingdom
• France
• Netherlands
• Quarter
• United Arab Emirates
• Italy
Review of countries from which travelers will not be required
to be quarantined upon arrival will be undertaken by Ministry
of Health on day to day basis. The Ministry will then advise
the Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Urban Development
and Housing for further action.
The risk profile of any country could change and therefore the
status with regard to these clarifications and directives could
also change.
We wish to emphasize and reiterate that from 1st August 2020
Kenyan Airspace will be open to authorised airlines and
travelers. The issue is only whether the travelers will be
required to quarantine upon arrival in Kenya due to the risk
evaluation of respective countries. Those required to
quarantine will do so at Government designated facility or at
their home subject to prevailing guidelines.
2. For those passengers traveling out of the country, they will be
required to abide by the particular travel, health and COVID-19
related requirements of the destination country;
3. Passengers arriving on flights after the curfew, with a valid Air
Ticket and Boarding Pass shall be allowed to proceed to their
hotels and/or residences;
4. Drivers should have evidence that they have come from the
Airport to drop or pick up passengers;
5. Passengers departing on flights after the curfew, with a valid Air
Ticket and Boarding Pass shall be allowed to proceed to their
departure airport;
6. Air Operators shall provide guidance material to passengers
regarding application of the preventive measures on board;
7. Where physical distancing cannot be guaranteed because of the
seat configuration or other operational constraints, the crew
members will make constant on-board announcements
reminding passengers to adhere at all times to all the other
preventive measures including strict hand hygiene and
respiratory etiquette and should wear a surgical face mask. In
addition and in such cases other measures such as cabin
recirculation air filters will be put in place; and
8. Working jointly with Airports Authority and Kenya Civil Aviation,
the Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing, Urban
Development and Public Works is reviewing frequency and
timing of flights to facilitate physical distancing at the Airports.
James W. Macharia, EGH
CABINET SECRETARY

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The 10 steps of the process of relocating to USA as a student

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BY BOB MWITI,

It took me a massive 8 years to finally make it to America as an international student.When I started the journey, I had no idea of what the process entailed, and it is because of that lack of information that it took me a very long time to make it here because of the mistakes that I made on the way.

A lot of prospective international students, reach out to me often seeking advice on how to go about this process.Most feel lost and it is for this reason I discussed the steps of the process of relocating to USA as a student on my Success With Bob Mwiti  Show.

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I am the programs director of Appstec America – A consulting company based in Tampa, Florida, USA.

I’ve been blessed to have learned a lot in my career as an IT consultant. My life has truly changed, and I’ve made it my mission to give back and serve others beyond myself.

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My mission is to get you to wake up to the unlimited potential within you and achieve what you’re truly capable of through my various self-development training programs.

On the internet, I openly and passionately share my life experiences and all of the very best concepts, strategies, tools, and resources that I continue to discover that have made a measurable difference to my life, and will do for you as well.

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