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Sherien Shady and her family

Updated: May 5, 2018

How can a family be ripped apart so easily on Staten Island?

Sherien, her husband and three daughters

While most agree that the immigration system in the United States needs to be modernized and updated, most would also agree that separating law-abiding citizens from their families should not be part of those changes. Although immigration laws currently prevent Wael from re-entering the US for 10 years, there is hope that he will be re-united with Sherien and his 3 daughters sooner. Until that time, community members of Staten Island are committed to supporting Wael’s family, and other law abiding Muslim and Mexican families in their time of need.