Citizenship for Timur Thomas Nesbitt
Honorable Senator Grassley, Please write a special bill to grant US citizenship to Timur Thomas Nesbitt. He is the adopted son of Iowans Harold and Julie Nesbitt and has no other family anywhere in the world. Harold and Julie do not intend to stay in Kazakhstan forever, and when they leave, Timur will be left alone. Please don't separate our family! Born in Almaty, Kazakhstan, on October 6, 1985, Timur grew up in an orphanage. When he was twelve years old, he met the Nesbitts, who came to his orphanage to do humanitarian work. Two years later Timur moved in with the Nesbitts and their four children and the Nesbitts started petitioning to adopt him. However, the adoption was not completed until after Timur turned 16 and was no longer eligible for US citizenship under current adoption laws. Timur visited the US as a tourist with his parents when he was 16 and again when he was 19. Timur is now in Des Moines studying marketing at DMACC on a student visa. The Nesbitt family has only met with dead ends in their quest to find another legal route to obtain citizenship for Timur. When Timur finishes his studies, he will be forced to return to Kazakhstan where he has no family, no home, no one. Although the Nesbitts live in Kazakhstan right now, they are unsure how much longer they will remain. Please help this family stay together. Please write a special bill granting citizenship to Timur Thomas Nesbitt.