Hey guys.... I have one of the worst news ive ever gotten this afternoon. I woke up and went to work at 4:30am, as many of you know it smy new job, and when i came home i decided to take a nap. i had my phone on silent and forgot to turn it back on so anyway after i woke up i saw a missed call. it was my mom. i called my mom back and she started balling. through her stutters and sobs she said my dad was going to be sent back to prison. in 1992 he offered to pick up a large quantity of opimum. he was offered $100k, which is a significant amount of money to someone whose only been here for 7 years and had no job at the time. anyway, he was caught and sent to prison for 5 years. throught my childhood my dad was gone for 1/2 of it. he was released in 97 and we all thought that was behind us. well obviously not. now before anyone gives me any bullshit, the opimum was not to be sold to anyone out of the Mien community. tragically, opimum is an enormous problem throught Asia which has infected almost all parts of it. well this means alot of people were and are addicted to it. coming to the u.s. many brought over the habit and needed a way to get supply. it is a huge thing in the mienh community and its very tight knit. they refuse to sell or acknowledge they have it except to another mien person because fear of this consequence. the good thing is its dying out among us along with the old who have been on dependent for so long. its great that no one long has/access to be on that fucking shit. my dad paid hes dues and spent 5 yrs in prisions. hes not one of those asian guys with tatooes and or whatever stereotype there is. hes actually very quiet and intelligent. hes got a few certifictiaons in prision in plumbing, automotives, etc. just made a terrible judgement. no excuses. hes never ever done anything except this. never got a speeding tight; never owned a firearm except air rifles; and has been working almost non stop since his release, at some point trying to hold down as many as 3 jobs at a time. anyway, i was wondering if any of you had experiences, info, and stuff like that about how to go about this. if he does lose this trial there is almost 100% he is going to get deported. thanks for reading and understanding.