Rodney Smith Jr.: Alabama politicians want to keep lawn mowing man in America
Alabama and its elected officials have shown their support for an Alabama activist who says his offer to obtain a permanent residence card under US immigration laws has been turned down.
Rodney Smith Jr. posted a two-page message on his Twitter account Tuesday morning, indicating that his bid for a green card was declined. Smith, who is based in Huntsville, cuts lawns for the elderly, the disabled, single mothers, and veterans for free, and has been involved in several nationwide youth advancement and law enforcement projects.
Smith, who is from Bermuda, said he had lived in the United States for the past 15 years. Smith said his organization, Raising Hope, raised $ 17,000 last year to help 14 families. More than 1,300 children take part in its 50-yard challenge across 50 states and compete in eight countries.
Yesterday, US Representative Mo Brooks, a Huntsville Republican who represents Northern Alabama in the House of Representatives, contacted the United States Citizens and Immigration Services on behalf of Smith and stated in a letter that Smith was “the perfect example of a legal immigrant’s success story “. Smith, who retweeted the letter, told Brooks in a tweet: “I really appreciate your support.”
A green card, officially known as a Permanent Resident Card, is issued to immigrants to prove that they have been granted the privilege of living in the United States permanently. According to Smith, he applied for an EB-1 visa, which is available to foreigners who have either “exceptional skills in science, the arts, education, business, or athletics through sustained national or international recognition.” Other examples of the service are executives and managers.
Smith said his rejection letter stated that he was rejected because he failed to provide “documentary evidence that my work is an original contribution of great importance to the social work field”.
“It was also found that USCIS“ does not consider the beneficiary to be a person with exceptional ability, ”he wrote.“ Needless to say, I disagree with my foundation or myself. ”He urged those affected by his foundation On people to be aware of his job, to write letters that would be sent to immigration officials.
Smith’s story also caught the attention of US Senator Doug Jones, who also showed his support, saying, “We have been blessed to have him and we want him to stay.”
While Smith was getting attention yesterday, he was also mowing lawn again:
He also sent a message to supporters who replied to his original post and documented his immigration petition: