"Mistakes are always forgivable if one has the courage to admit them" -Bruce Lee
As most of you may know, I was deported from the only home I've ever known, the U.S. almost 5 years ago. The reason behind my deportation was due to the battle I was so inevitably losing to drugs. Though deportation saved my life, and I do feel that the punishment was deserved, I do not, however, feel the extremism of the punishment is just. I have been permanently banned from ever entering the United States. I can never go home to my old bedroom, I can never visit my nephew and cuddle with him on the couch in his home, I can never see my siblings at my own free will, I can't ever sit at my old kitchen counter while my mom cooks my favorite meal, and I am continually missing out on special moments with everyone I love in Arizona. I set up this petition in hopes that it will get me a pardon to be given the chance to experience once again everything I just listed and more. I just want the ability to visit. I know what rock bottom feels like and it is, in fact, the solid foundation on which i rebuilt myself. I am married, I have a career, I am building a home and a life and a family here in Canada, but there is inevitably a huge void in my heart due to this punishment. Please help me gain as many signatures as possible so I can have some support in my efforts to obtaining some freedom back. It would mean the absolute world to my family and I, thank you from the bottom of my heart!