Waiting 20 Years: Victor's Story

Victor met with lawyers at TNJFON to discuss whether he had some other option to change his immigration status. At that meeting, Victor learned that his sister, who is a 21-year-old U.S. citizen, has the right to sponsor him for a green card. Unfortunately, it is not a good option for Victor; the current system requires Victor to wait well over 20 years to get a green card.

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One Immigrant’s Story: Omar

Omar* lived in a small town in Mexico. Life there was far from idyllic; it was full of fear. Neighborhood gangs battled for control, making danger and violence a part of everyday life.

Omar, not yet 20 years old, was in grave danger because he refused to join one of the violent gangs. He lived in poverty and largely alone.

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Alyssa Curran