The Polsinelli team has been working to obtain status in the United States for three sisters who came to the United States as unaccompanied minors in 2014. We were able to obtain a grant of asylum for two sisters in 2017.
While we have also applied for asylum for the third sister, her case has been pending now for several years.
In 2018, we obtained Special Immigrant Juvenile findings for the third sister in state probate court. In December 2018, we applied for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status for her with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services.
Her case was finally approved this week! This means that when an available visa becomes available for the third sister, we will be able to apply for legal permanent residency for her rather than facing deportation to the Honduras.
Having a clear path for her to become a resident, and eventually a citizen is a huge win for our client, her sisters, for the mission of ensuring a safe place for all children and for Polsinelli!