In 2000, L.B. was an illegal. He walked from Guatemala to Mexico, then crossed from Mexico in a truck. He then crossed through the Texas border and ended up in Houston before making his way to New Jersey.
In 2001, while working as a cook, a labor certification was filed for him. This was subsequently approved. We then filed his immigrant petition in 2006, which was also approved, making him 245(I) eligible. In less than a year in 2007, he became a legal permanent resident. He has since gone back home to visit his family, has traveled to places and, hopefully, has found his niche here in the U.S.