Marie got her green card.
Marie came to the U.S. from the Caribbean to escape political persecution, but her application for asylum was denied. She decided to stay to take care of her daughter, a U.S. Citizen. Marie went to school and worked hard, supporting her daughter through college and graduate school, as well as her elderly, frail mother. Over the years, Marie had explored different options for obtaining a green card, but none was successful. This meant she had a complicated immigration history. As soon as her daughter turned 21, CLA helped Marie file her green card application with her daughter as the sponsor. Despite her complex history, Marie was approved for her green card within 6 months. She is now a lawful permanent resident, and already counting down the time until she can apply to become a U.S. Citizen.
Katrina was protected from deportation.
Karina was a Russian immigrant living alone in New York and battling stomach cancer. When Keiko met Karina she was undergoing chemotherapy and was facing deportation. Ten years earlier, on the advice of a private immigration attorney, Karina filed an application for an immigration benefit for which she was not eligible. Believing this immigration attorney, she continued the long process which she thought would result in a green card, only to end up before an immigration judge facing deportation. Keiko appeared with Karina on the day of her hearing and argued for Karina to be allowed to stay in the U.S. based on the fact that she was in need of further medical treatment, that she made her application in good faith, and that she had no criminal history. A settlement was reached and Karina’s case was dismissed. She was able to remain the US and finished her treatment successfully.
Herman renewed his DACA.