50 year old father and 15 year old son from Honduras are seeking asylum. They entered the United States on December 27, 2016. Mom is still in Honduras with her new husband. Dad owned a small business and local gang members were demanding dad pay protection money or be killed. The son was also subject to an attempted kidnapping by gang members while he was at school. On another occasion, gang members attempted to run the son over with their car and grabbed him by his backpack. After that incident, dad and son left Honduras. They fear for their safety in Honduras. Client is currently in removal proceedings. Child may be candidate for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJ). Next Court Date: Master Hearing August 1, 2017 at 8:30 am.
Case Number: 2017-001442
Case Number: 2017-002089
29 year old mother and 5 year old son from El Salvador are seeking asylum. They entered the U.S. in January, 2017. They fled El Salvador because the client’s live-in boyfriend (child’s father) and brother were murdered by gangs. They had a small business and in early 2016 the gangs demanded money, $1,000 per month. Her boyfriend wasn’t able to pay the full amount so the gang members came into his business and shot him and client’s brother who was working for him. Client has a news article regarding the murders. The day of the funeral, client received a call from the gang threatening to kill her if she made any reports and telling her to leave town before she ended up like her boyfriend and brother. Client is currently in removal proceedings. Next Court Date: August 7, 2017
Case Number: 2017-002102
44 year old father and 13 year old son from Guatemala are seeking asylum. They entered the U.S. in December, 2016. They fled Guatemala due to extortion from gangs. In June, 2016 client was working construction and selling tools on the side. The gangs believed he had money. He received a call from the gangs demanding $5,000 quetzals (about $750) a month. They threatened to kill him if he didn’t pay. His brother has a business and gangs have demanded money from him as well. The gangs contacted him again and he told them he had no money to give. He then left town with his son. His wife remained in Guatemala. Client is currently in removal proceedings. Attorney may want to submit separate asylum to USCIS for son only. Next Court Date: August 7, 2017 at 9:00 am
Case Number: 2017-002233
33 year old mother, 13 year old son, 7 year old daughter, and 5 year old daughter from Honduras are seeking asylum. They entered the U.S. in January, 2017. They fled Honduras due to threats from drug dealers. Client’s husband was imprisoned for drug trafficking in 2014. At that time, drug dealers went to clients home and threatened to kill her if she or her husband cooperated with police. Drug dealers continued to call client and make threats whenever she was visited family. They told her they knew where she was. Client was afraid whenever she left her house. She moved many times to try and hide and eventually moved in with her mother. In November, 2016, the drug dealers broke into her mother’s house and held the three children at gunpoint. They grabbed client by the hair and told her if her husband signed any papers with police they would send him their children’s heads on a platter. Client fled with children the next morning. Client is currently in removal proceedings. Children may be candidates for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJ). Next Court Date: August 7, 2017 at 9:00 am
Case Number: 2017-002365
19-year old mother and 2 year old daughter from Guatemala are seeking asylum. They entered the U.S. in April, 2016. They fled Guatemala because client’s boyfriend (child’s father) was stabbed by gang members. In February, 2015 client and boyfriend were walking out of bank when gang members approached and demanded money. When they didn’t pay, gang member stabbed the child’s father. They filed a report with police but the gang member was never caught. After reporting the incident to the police, they have feared for their lives. They have moved multiple times and finally moved with client’s mother for protection. Gang members throw rocks at the house taunting child’s father to come out so they can get revenge. They moved again but gang members continue to make threats against their lives. Client is currently in removal proceedings. Next Court Date: Unknown
Case Number: 2017-002369
26 year old mother, 8 year old daughter, and 3 year old son from El Salvador are seeking asylum. They entered the U.S. in December, 2016. They fled El Salvador because client received death threats by a gang (18). She lived in one of their properties and didn’t have money to pay rent so they threatened to kill her and her children. Her parents live in the same zone where she lived and therefore she cannot return. Client is currently in removal proceedings. Child may be candidate for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJ). Next Court Date: Unknown
Case Number: 2017-002551
43 year old father and 14 year old son from El Salvador are seeking asylum. They entered the U.S. in February, 2017. They fled El Salvador because they received threats from the MS Mara gang. In December, 2016 they demanded money as rent. There were no physical attacks but verbal and serious. Client’s son indicated that around October, 2016 he was approached by the gang at school. They offered him marijuana and to join them. He ignored them. They came back and said they were going to hit him. He told his instructors and they took him home. The harassment at school was ongoing. Client is currently in removal proceedings. Next Court Date: August 29, 2017 at 8:30am
Case Number: 2017-001396
14 year old boy from Honduras entered the United States on October 17, 2016. At home, the boy enjoyed living with extended family, but faced numerous threats against his life from the Mara Salvatrucha gang (MS-13). The boy believes the gang targeted him because he is young and a practicing Christian. He needs an experienced immigration attorney for a family petition and consular processing. He has a hearing on October 24, 2017 at 8:30 am.