• SIJS: Teen Boy faces Deportation and Separation from Family

    Post date: Feb 03 2017

    Jack* is a 16-year old boy from El Salvador who is living with his aunt.  When living in El Salvador, Jack lived with his mother.  His father abandoned him at birth and his mother is now unable to work due to medical conditions.  Jack’s aunt has supported him from the United States, since his mother cannot do so.  Without family to help in El Salvador and fearing gangs, Jack came to the US.  While detained in Florida, he was assaulted prior to being sent to live with his aunt.  He needs a pro bono team to help him apply for a Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) visa.

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  • Young Woman with Horrifyingly Traumatic Past Needs Pro Bono Support

    Post date: Feb 03 2017

    Karina* is a young woman from Peru who has survived a life of trauma and now faces deportation.  As a young child in Peru, her uncle sexually abused her.  After coming to the United States in 2005, Karina suffered from depression and anxiety brought about by her childhood trauma.  Rebelling as a

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  • SIJS: Teen Boy, Abandoned by Father, Wants to Remain Reunited with His Mother in the U.S

    Post date: Oct 07 2016

    Rodrigo* is a 13-year-old boy from El Salvador who is eligible for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status.  Rodrigo’s father abandoned him when Rodrigo was very small.  Rodrigo says that he has never met his father and they have never been in contact.  Rodrigo lived with his mom until he was two.  Alt

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  • Green Card Defense: Father of Two Faces Deportation

    Post date: Oct 07 2016

    Ronald* is a long-time green card holder who now faces deportation bases on convictions tied to his challenges with drug addiction.  If he is deported, Ronald will be separated from his two young U.S. citizen children, one of whom is partially blind, and his U.S. citizen wife.  Without Ronald, they will be separated and providing for the family will be very difficult.  Ronald is eligible for Cancellation of Removal, a defense to removal available to certain permanent residents without particularly severe criminal convictions.

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