Jack was born on March 28, 2007 in Blue Island, IL. Jack's parents were never married and for a very short time, Jack lived in Ireland until his Mom couldn't take any more abuse from his father. In fact, a Cook County judge found Jack's father to be "clearly abusive." Jack and his Mom, Mary, are both American born citizens and have been living in the Chicago area for the last 4 1/2 years. Jack's father recently filed the Hague Convention to force Jack and his Mom to move to Ireland where they would have to turn over their American passports, live in 3 mile radius of a two room schoolhouse that Jack would have to attend and would be passed back and forth between his parents every 24 hours and is not to be removed from Ireland thereafter! On June 14, a Federal Judge declared that Jack's father did not have a case and therefore Jack and his mom would not have to go anywhere. However, the following Tuesday the same judge completely reversed his decision and ordered that they both return to Ireland by July 9. Jack's family have appealed this decision and are awaiting a hearing schedule. This case has been in litigation since early 2008 and has cost Jack's family hundreds of thousands of dollars, all while Jack's father has received FREE legal representation! His grandparents have spent their entire retirement fund and it is clear that this case will probably end up in the United States Supreme Court. Orland Park is the only home Jack has ever known. He attends the same school his Mom and his aunt did, he plays baseball for the local athletic association, he is loved by all who know him and is so happy. Forcing him to leave his home and live in poverty with a declared abusive father in a foreign country would be an atrocity! Jack's Mom will even be arrested and put in jail for an indefinite amount of time until she "purges herself." Jack and his Mom are Americans... they have every right to live in America and should not be forced to live somewhere else... especially so close to the abuse Jack and his Mom escaped almost five years ago. Jack and his family need your help!
How you can help......
Please take time to contact your politicians, both locally and in congress to voice your opinion about this situation! They need to be made aware of the unreal violation of American rights!
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Justice For Jack
15100 S. LaGrange Road
Orland Park, IL 60462
Jack and his family thank you for any and all support you can offer!!
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