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Help Stop the Deportation of a Disabled Veteran

by Matt Hildreth on 01/13/2011 at 11:08am

When Zahid was young, his father told him that he should serve the country he loves.

So that’s what he did.

Watch Zahid’s story:

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Nancy May 23, 2012 at 9:03 pm

I have met Ann and Zahid; if ever I could choose my neighbors to live
next door to my home, they would be at the top of the list.  The
decision in this legal case of the Chaudhrys,  is a travesty and a
grievous miscarriage of justice by the US government.  I wish that the
current US government could reflect what is better in human nature, but
it does not.  I hope one day soon Anne and Zahid can live in well
deserved peace in their home  — don’t give up!

Daniel Cotto May 27, 2012 at 12:45 pm

I happen to
know Zahid and find him to be a very likable fellow I have met many
other very nice people who know him and trust him. I have seen him
volunteering to help others, specially in fixing computers.

When I first
met Zahid he was already wheel chair bound and I can sometimes
detect the pain in his eyes when he moves the wrong way, but I
always see him encouraging others to do better.
Could he have
intentionally lied in immigration papers? Is possible, but the man I
know does not appear to me as a liar. The little bit I know about
what happened back then in addition to the actual knowledge I have
of Zahid gives me the impression of a good man that made mistakes in
filling out Government forms. Have you ever made a mistake filling
out Government forms? I have.
I’ve read in
some blogs allegations that Zahid hurt himself on purpose to avoid
a deployment. I think they are in need psychiatric help and should
not be taken seriously since no one in their right mind would trade
a deployment for a wheel chair. And Zahid appears to me to be in his
right mind…
Zahid, if you
read this blog, I am signing that petition to keep you here AND, if
I know ahead of time, I will go in person to support you in your
next court appearances (I have to ask for leave at work). I trust
you Zahid and I hope to be at your side helping other members of our
community for many years to come.

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