We need your help

We seems to not be having much success with a visa or humanitarian parole for Enoch.  If you have time today can you paste and copy this letter below and send it to:  HaitiVisaInquiry@state.gov>

Visa Specialist
Public Inquiries Division
Public and Diplomatic Liaison
Visa Services
U.S. Department of State 


TO Whom it May Concern,

 We know your office has already been made aware of the situation with Mr. and Mrs. Frantz Henoch Betor.  We also understand and appreciate all your correspondence on this case.  Mr. Betor has not been contacted by anyone at the US embassy since being told on Feb 8th ,2010 that they had lost his passport.  We know that they will not issue him a visa or humanitarian parole.  Everyone has made this very clear to us.  We plan to apply for a immigrant visa soon, but before we can do this we need his passport back.  We do not understand why no one has contacted the Betor’s about this matter.  This situation has caused lots of pain to their family.  We know that no one at your office can fix the visa problem or open the offices in Haiti.   We understand that it could also be a long time before this happens.  The Betor family was treated unfairly by the US troops and by those working at the embassy.  I believe the least they can do is to return his passport.  If they cannot find his lost passport, then can they write a letter stating that they lost the passport?  The passport office in Haiti is open now, but Mr. Betor will have to make a report that the passport was lost.  It would make his process much easier if you could provide this paper or return his passport.  Mrs. Betor will be leaving Haiti soon to be with her children.  Mr. Betor will be left behind in Haiti.  The children do not understand why this is happening.  We are not asking that you move mountains for them.  We are just asking that you return his passport or provide a written letter stating that it was lost.

 We thank you in advance for any help you can provide.  You can reach Mr. & Mrs. Betor at this email address.  licia@realhopeforhaiti.org


 (your name)

I am so thankful to those of you that are helping out with this problem.  It is a personal and hard sometimes to get others involved.  But we need help.  We understand that they are NOT issuing non-immigrant visa’s at this time.  This would be like a tourist or visitors visa.  They also are not  issuing humanitarian parole for spouses of US citizens.  The only department that is open is immigrant visa.  This would be what we need to do next to file for Enoch’s residence in the USA.  This needs to be filed through the USCIS office.  I have heard that this can take two years.  I cannot get any answers from their office here in Haiti. (haiti.uscis@dhs.gov)  I do not know if they are opened.  I need some advice in knowing if it is better to file this I-130 here in Haiti, where I reside or to file it in the states, where I still hold residence and pay taxes.  I have heard that it is faster to file it here in Haiti.  But I cannot find out if the USCIS office is open or not here.  I know they are processing the immigrant files that have already been filed.  We had to file and I-130 here in Haiti for Carmelo’s adoption so I know it can be done here.   I of course, would prefer never to return to that building again, but if it would be faster I would go back.   Any advice that anyone can give me on this would be great.  Feel free to write these offices at this address PaPCons@state.gov or HaitiVisaInquiry@state.gov to see if you can get any answers.

We thank each of you again for your love,support and prayer.  He is able.


23 Responses to We need your help

  1. Andi Stubblefield says:

    Done! Praying!!

  2. Mari says:

    I sent the e-mail and am praying this is resolved quickly.

  3. Jessica says:

    sending right now

  4. Heather says:

    I sent the email. Praying for you all.

  5. Rob says:

    Licia, I just sent the letter. Hope it does some good. Praying!

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  7. Ron and Casey Holt says:

    I just sent the letter too. Am praying it will help. Ronnie looks forward to seeing you all March 1 with Ken Smith’s group.

  8. Aimee says:

    Done. Hope this works for you guys!

  9. Kelly Watson says:

    I have sent an email & will be praying for your family.

  10. Piper Hackett says:

    Dear Licia,

    I just sent the letter. After your Se Lavi #2 post I recontacted two people (attorneys) that wrote to me earlier in the week saying they may be able to help. Has anyone contacted you? I gave them your email address (the one you posted). It would be helpful to know whether they contacted you so I don’t continue to send them emails asking them to help. My next plan is to contact the immigration clinic at Seattle University School of Law…it is where I went to school and I also was a visiting professor at the university last year- I am hoping to find a professor/lawyer and students to help you push this through. No guarantees, obviously, but I will try my best. I am very sorry you have to go through this.

    Piper Hackett (piperhackett@gmail.com)

  11. Jen says:

    Done. And praying that God would move in a big, miraculous, way to get Enoch’s Visa approved!

  12. Vicki says:

    I sent letters to everyone that I thought might listen. Please keep us informed.

  13. dana says:

    Has been sent. Our church is praying for you.

  14. anne k says:

    message sent ! fingers crossed for you here in France.

  15. Ron and Lonetta says:

    Message sent. We will pray that this will help.

  16. Carmen says:

    sent the letter
    Ephesians 3:14For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, 15from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, 16that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, 18may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, 19and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
    20 Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.

  17. Jeni S. says:

    sent the letter and asked all on my e-mail address list to do so as well.

  18. dawn says:

    Done! Praying that God moves this mountain into the sea!!

  19. A prayer on your behalf for what you need today to be able to minister to others around you:
    Lord, You have the name that is above all names. You are Lord forever and there is no one who can challenge Your authority and power. You rule forever and ever, and there is no end to Your Kingdom.

    I bring myself before Your throne of grace, and ask that You would look upon me with Your favor. Your word says that You give strength to the weary, so I ask that You would strengthen me. Bless me Lord with Your presence, and encourage my heart. Remind me of Your faithfulness and Your love that I might stand in faith against the issues that I face.

    I ask You Lord to minister fresh strength and joy to me. I agree with Your word that says Your plans for me are to give me hope and a future, let it be so, according to Your will. I pray in Jesus mighty name, Amen!

  20. email sent. will be praying

  21. Erika says:

    I sent the letter also sent a letter to our Senator last week. Praying for a miracle on your families behalf!

  22. Kathy Costley-Sakona says:

    Sent a modified version of this email to the two addresses given. Continuing to pray that God will move mightily in this area soon.

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