HOUSTON, TX (July 23, 2017) – After six years of hard work, EMH attorney Andrew Kasner, with the assistance of Houston Volunteer Lawyers and Kids in Need of Defense, has successfully adjudicated a pro bono immigration matter in his client’s favor resulting in the client’s receipt of permanent residence status.
The client, a minor child, had come to the United States seeking refuge and an opportunity for a better life. After the client was detained by United States authorities and placed into deportation proceedings, EMH represented the client and sought a stay of deportation. Ultimately, after petitioning state courts, immigration courts, and the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, EMH obtained “Special Immigrant Juvenile Status” for its client. By obtaining Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, EMH’s client is now a permanent resident of the United States, is no longer the subject of deportation proceedings, and will eventually be able to apply for United States citizenship.
EMH is fully committed to partnering with Houston Volunteer Lawyers, Kids in Need of Defense, and other local charitable organizations in providing pro bono assistance to those that require, but otherwise do not have access to, adequate legal representation.