Client is a 28 year old Native of Mexico, born and raised in Mexico City. He crossed into the U.S. without status illegally through Lukeville, Arizona at the age of 19 in 2007 in hopes of a better future in America. He moved to New Jersey and met his wife some years later as they were both working at the same bar and grille. They began a friendship that eventually lead to their marriage in 2014 in Summit, New Jersey. Client’s wife is a U.S. citizen and together they have raised two children. Client has no criminal history and works for a meager salary as a commercial painter.
They moved to the Denver area and sought the help of The Abogado Ernesto Law Group to obtain legal status for him in the United States. Throughout the process the family has encountered many fears and problems. The anxiety of the family having to relocate to Mexico is high on their list of concerns. The client’s wife has earned her education in the U.S. and would have a very difficult time finding work, as her profession is not currently one that is provided in that country. She also is not fluent in Spanish making her transition even more troubling.
The family has been struggling financially and with the added stress of the immigration process the wife experiences medical issues that keeps her from being able to cope with the day to day family problems. She requires much support emotionally from her husband and would have faced a great deal of hardship, including financial hardship, if he was forced to leave the country.
We were able to assist our client in completing the process and paperwork necessary to adjust his legal status and by taking advantage of the Life Act the client was able to stay within the country while this process took place. Typically, a person would need to fill out a waiver which is expensive, lengthy and puts the client at risk by having to exit and re-enter the country.
The elevation of his legal status has allowed him and his family greater opportunities in the U.S. It has also allowed him the future option of applying for citizenship. He now resides in the state of Colorado and continues his life as a hardworking and dedicated family man.