“Through the worst times of their lives, heartache, and fear, our clients tapped deep into their resilience and determination.” – Immigration Attorney, Mckenna Newsum Schoenberg
“I’m representing a family of four from Honduras. They fled their home to escape gang violence and domestic violence. Upon entering the United States, the entire family was put in removal proceedings. This means that the U.S. government was taking active steps to force this family to return to Honduras. The mom did her best to support her family and found housing that seemed too cheap to be true. However, her options were limited, so the mom signed a lease. It turned out the landlord was exploiting many immigrants in the community and using their immigration status against them. The landlord broke into their home, made violent threats against them, and even brandished a steak knife at one point and held it to the mom’s back, demanding various favors.
Fortunately, this mama dug deep and made the decision to call the police and report the crimes that had been committed against her and her family. Thankfully, through that process, the family became eligible to apply for a U visa, and JAMLAC was able to help them through that process. We also determined that the children were also eligible to apply for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status and were able to help them with these applications as well.
Through the worst times of their lives, heartache, and fear, our clients tapped deep into their resilience and determination. With a little help from us at JAMLAC, this family now has two defenses for their removal and the opportunity to build a better life in the United States.” – Immigration Attorney, Mckenna Newsum Schoenberg