July 21, 2008
Mr. Thomas Shannon
Assistant Secretary of State for the
United States Department of State
Dear Mr. Shannon:
The Cuban American Commission for Family Rights was created in 2004 to protect the rights of American families of Cuban descent so they could visit their families in
Our organization represents thousands of persons affected by these regulations. We are writing today to respectfully urge this administration to issue a humanitarian visa to Adriana Perez so she can visit her husband, Gerardo Hernandez currently serving prison in the
Americans are known worldwide for their concern for family and country. Shouldn’t our government reflect this concern by allowing families to gather, to share a laugh, a tear, a moment; to have the right to hug, and confirm their love for each other?
We sincerely hope that this visa is granted, and thank you in advance for your attention to this important matter.
Alvaro Fernandez Silvia Wilhelm
President Executive Director
Cc: Senators Dodd, Enzi, Baucus, Dorgan; Reps Rangel, Delahunt, Flake, Serrano