HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. – Students at Valor Christian High School are going viral as they try to prevent their school’s IT expert from being deported.
Anthony Wanjiru grew up in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya and immigrated to the United States in 2011.
He earned a master’s degree and has worked at Valor since 2014 on an H-1B visa.
Then, this week, Wanjiru made an emotional announcement in front of the entire school.
“I’ve been here in America on a visa,” Wanjiru told students and staff. “And a while back, I applied for a renewal on the visa and was denied.”
Earlier this month, Wanjiru received a letter saying he had 30 days to leave the country.