Case Number: 2017-001346


28 year old mother, 10 year old daughter, and 3 year old daughter from Honduras are seeking asylum. They entered the United States in September, 2016. The father is still in Honduras and joined a gang there a year and a half ago, abandoning his daughters. The father was physically abusive to mom and daughters. In Honduras, the family lived in constant fear of gang violence. On one occasion, the family discovered three mutilated bodies near their home and were informed the gangs were the perpetrators. They fear for their safety in Honduras. Client is currently in removal proceedings. Children may be candidates for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJ).  Next Court Date: Unknown

Case Number: 2017-001442


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: Unknown

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: 2017-002237


20 year old woman from Guatemala is seeking asylum. Client entered the U.S. in December, 2016. She fled Guatemala due to gang violence and abuse. Their mother came to U.S. in 2005 looking for work; client and sibling stayed with aunt and uncle in Guatemala. Client was sexually abused by her uncle when she was 11 years old. Her aunt didn’t believe her and kicked her and her younger sister out of their house. They didn’t have a stable place to live until the moved to city. When living in city, client and sister were walking to school and members of Mara gang stopped them and said they wanted her sister for prostitution. They continued harassing her and sister for 5 months. Her sister no longer wanted to go to school. Client also disclosed for first time that she was raped by one of the gang members. Sister is in Texas and has not yet been released to mother due to disclosing uncle’s abuse. Client is currently in removal proceedings. Next Court Date: Unknown

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: 2017-002359


27 year old mother and 2 year old daughter from Honduras are seeking asylum. They entered the U.S. in December, 2016. They fled Honduras because applicant’s cousin threatened her brother and she told him to leave her alone. Cousin got into a group with narcos and he told her that if he saw her, he would kill her. He put a machete to her throat and told her he was going to kill her but when her dad arrived, he stopped. She went to live with her dad but he continued to threaten her and told her he bought the police and she has no place to hide. Client is currently in removal proceedings. Child may be candidate for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJ). 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: 2017-001842


Mother is seeking Custody and Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJ) for her 16 year old son.  His father left his mother when she was 8 ½ months pregnant.  The minor resided with his mother in Honduras until she left for the United States in 2005.  The minor then went to reside with his grandparents.  For two (2) months in 2015, the minor went to live with his father.  He then returned to his grandparents.  His father has failed to provide for him financially.  The minor came to the U.S. in September of 2016 to escape the gangs.  He has been living with his mother since he arrived in the U.S.

Case Number: 2017-002156


Mother is seeking Custody and Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJ) for her thirteen year old son who is in removal proceedings. The minor lived in El Salvador with his aunt until gangs relentlessly attempted to recruit him. Due to the gang’s constant pressure, her son stopped going to school. Last year, he fled El Salvador to escape the gangs. He was detained at the border and placed in removal proceedings. Then he was reunited with his mother. Father has not had contact with minor for the past two years; providing neither financial nor emotional support. Returning to El Salvador places the minor at risk of being inducted into a gang and living a life of violence. Next Court Date: Unknown

Case Number: 2017-002689


ASYLUM & SIJ CONSULTATION ONLY for experienced immigration attorney: 45 year old mom and 16 year old daughter are seeking asylum. They entered the U.S. in February, 2017. They fled El Salvador because Mom was threatened over a property dispute with family. She went to the police to file a complaint and the individuals threatened her further. Then, someone broke into their home. The neighbors started sleeping over because they were afraid the person would come back to hurt them. The individuals threatened to harm the daughter. Child may be candidate for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJ). Client is currently in removal proceedings. Next Court Date: August 9, 2017 at 9:00 am

Case Number: 2017-002109


35 year old Mom and 11 year old Son are seeking asylum. They entered the U.S. in February, 2017. They fled Guatemala due to gang threats against Son. Around 2006, Son’s father came to U.S. and raped Mom’s sister. Mom’s mother reported crime to police and he fled back to Guatemala. Mom was afraid he would rape her daughter so she hide from him. He found Mom and threatened to take away her children. Around October, 2016 gangs stopped Son and demanded he help sell drugs in school. Gang continued to threaten Son. School principal called Mom because Son was afraid to walk home alone. Never reported to police for fear of getting killed. Son’s father lives in Honduras. He abandoned Mom and Son when child was 5 years old. He provided no financial or emotional support. Son last saw father around 2014 when Mom applied for a passport. Child may be candidate for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJ). Client is currently in removal proceedings. Next Court Date: August 7, 2017

Case Number: 2017-002576


Uncle is seeking Guardianship and Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJ) for his 16 year old nephew who is in removal proceedings. His court case is in Texas but he has requested it be transferred to Nevada. Minor has been in Nevada with is uncle since March, 2017. The minor lived in El Salvador with his mother until he fled due to the Mara gang’s threats and extortion. His father abandoned him and his three siblings in December, 2016. However, even when the father lived with them, he did not provide for the children financially. His father is a heavy drinker and his location is unknown. There was no abuse by father. Next Court Date: Unknown

Case Number: 2017-002380


Mom is seeking Custody and Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJ) for her two daughters, 12 and 10 years old, who are in removal proceedings. They fled Mexico and came to the United States in 2015.  In Mexico, mom was beaten by children’s’ father and he threatened to kill her. He was also violent with the children. They separated after second child’s birth. He has not seen or provided for the children since then. His location is unknown. In addition, drug dealers kicked them out of their home at gun point and they threatened to kill the family if they returned. The drug dealers kept the home for themselves. Mom and her daughters have an asylum case pending with Catholic Charities. Mom has a son who is a US Citizen. He petitioned for them. In April 2017, she received an approved I-130 and she is trying to save money to submit an AOS petition. Next Court Date: Unknown

Case Number: 2017-002701


Mom is seeking Custody and Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJ) for her 4-year old daughter, who is in removal proceedings. They fled El Salvador and came to the United States in October, 2016. They suffered severe beatings from child’s dad. He hit the child with a belt, open hand, and shoes. He beat applicant with objects, pulled her hair, and kicked her. Applicant called the police twice. The court granted her a six month restriction order in 2014. Thereafter, she separated from child’s dad and lived with her grandpa. She did not have contact with child’s Dad until October 2015 when Dad’s sister asked to see child. Dad saw child as well. They have had no contact with Dad since then. Next Court Date: Unknown