Looking for People and Answers
First, I want to thank everyone who reached out to Sen. Lautenberg and Sen. Menendez today. You all made a real impact.
I want to explain the issue at hand. Here is the link to the relevant legislative language, which the State Department invokes whenever they tell us they "cannot give" or "are prohibited by law from giving" my family a consular finding of presumptive death. Please make sure you read it so you understand the issues.
For those of you who don't know my family's story, the story that led to the creation of the Missing Americans Project, I will briefly recount it:
My brother Joe disappeared on May 10, 2009 after taking a small recreational catamaran into the shallows off the West End of the island of Roatan in Honduras. Thanks to the efforts of friends and family across the country calling their congressmen to ask them to press for action, we succeeded in getting an exhaustive 3-day air/sea…Continue