A.S. entered the United States illegally in 1991 to escape civil conflict in his homeland of El Salvador. For the past 18 years, A.S. worked his way up from a scrap metal collector to a supervisor of a waste management company. Although his life was rooted in the U.S. and his 4 U.S.-born daughters (ages 1 mo. To 16 years old) knew no other way of life, A.S. faced possible deportation after the denial of his asylum application in 2006.
A.S. hired our offices to defend him in removal proceedings before the immigration judge. We filed for Cancellation of Removal on his behalf and successfully demonstrated that he had been in the U.S. for at least 10 years, that he was a person of good moral character, and that his removal would result in exceptional and extremely unusual hardship to his U.S. citizen daughters.
A.S. received his green card within 1 month of our win, and his oldest daughters will soon attend college in the U.S.