Earlier this week, Northern Virginia corporate associate Peter Hilton and government contracts associate Catherine Chapple received news that their 12-year-old client has been granted lawful permanent resident status, commonly known as a “green card.”
The MoFo team represents the boy, who has hearing loss and other special needs, and his sister, who was kidnapped and held for ransom in El Salvador. The children were abandoned by their father long ago. Given the dangerous situation where they lived, they fled to the United States to be with their mother. MoFo assisted the mother in winning sole custody of the children and obtained Special Immigrant Juvenile Status for both children.
The green card culminates nearly 18 months of work.
This matter was referred to the firm by the Washington, D.C. branch of Kids in Need of Defense (KIND).