UPDATE: Atanas Entchev’s daughter, Christina, has published a post about his detainment by immigration officials as well as a call for support. Please help if you can.
I’m posting this to help spread the call for letters of support for fellow geospatial professional Atanas Entchev. Many of you may be familiar with Atanas Entchev who is also active in geospatial social media and on his blog. Some may have noticed that he has been silent lately and the reason unfortunately is that he and his family is facing imminent deportation. His wife, Maria, has put out a call for help and letters of recommendation which was originally posted on John Reiser’s blog:
I am writing you on behalf of my husband, Atanas Entchev, and our family. As you may know, Atanas and I emigrated to the U.S. from Bulgaria 20 years ago. Today, our immigration case is at a crossroads, and it is pertinent that we obtain letters of recommendation from the community. I am reaching out to you because you have been a colleague, client, or valued business contact of Atanas’. I am hoping you may be able to write a letter of recommendation for him. Time is of the essence, and it it crucial that we gather these letters as soon as possible, by today would be best.
If you are willing and able to write a letter of recommendation, your contribution will be invaluable to our case, and would be greatly appreciated by our family.
Please include your name, signature, address and phone number
Best would be if you can email the letters to:
firstname.lastname@example.org & email@example.com
If not possible please fax to (201) 262-7640.
If you would like to get in touch with me, my contact information is listed below.
Thank you very much in advance, you help is greatly appreciated by our family.
If you know Atanas Entchev and can write a leter of recommendation, please do so immediately and send your letter to the contact information above. Many in the geospatial blogging community have put out calls for help: