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Mama and her boys need us!

Mama and her boys need us!

This mother came from Guatemala to the United States with her two young children fleeing domestic violence. We are a local group that is supporting her with friendship, transportation, babysitting, funds, and resources as she navigates our immigration system. She has had an asylum case open with USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services) since summer 2017 and has an immigration lawyer overseeing her case. The status of her asylum claim is still pending, and the immigration landscape continues to shift under our current administration, but we remain hopeful.

This family has made so much progress toward independence during their time here. Mom has her driver’s license, a social security number, a work permit, and a part time job in SLO. But even with this progress, the cost of childcare takes up all of her new income, making basic expenses such as paying rent a big challenge. 

 

UPDATE MARCH 2020: 

This month Mom was able to renew her work permit for 2 years, and is in the process of renewing her driver's license.

The older boy underwent a dental surgery in late March and is recovering well!

However, the family is currently facing difficult challenges. Mom has been struggling with her health, and was recently diagnosed with an autoimmune disease. She has had to take a leave from work, and now due to the corona virus, the business is closed. It's uncertain if she will be able to return to work there when the business reopens. 

Housing has been very unstable: during the months of February and March 2020, the family has moved several times. 

Regarding their asylum case, they continue to wait to be called for their day in court. 

 

 

Please consider helping to support this family and raise money for living expenses. We are grateful for any donation that you can make. 

We are deeply grateful for your generosity.

 

Please note:  We do not have non-profit status, so donations are not tax deductible.  

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