Victoria* — Asylum and Removal Proceedings in Immigration Court (Anne Arundel County Resident) Victoria is a sweet twenty-year old girl from El Salvador who fled due to extortion, threats, and sexual violence by MS-13. After Victoria’s father was extorted by MS-13 and was unable to pay the extortion demand, several MS-13 members raped Victoria in retaliation. Terrified, Victoria fled to the US to reunite with her older sister. Pregnant from the gang-rape, Victoria gave birth in the U.S. shortly after she crossed. Victoria may be eligible for asylum based on the gang-rapes that three MS-13 members committed against her as retaliation. If interested, contact Carly Sessions at csessions@supportkind.org.

Ivan* and James*- Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (USCIS Only) & Removal Proceedings in Immigration Court (Prince George’s County Residents) Ivan* and James* are teenage boys from Guatemala who came to the U.S. fleeing gang recruitment and community violence. The brothers’ parents separated when the boys were young; the brothers’ father provided no financial or emotional support, and their mother came to the U.S. to work while the brothers resided with their maternal grandparents. The brothers may qualify for SIJS based on abandonment and neglect by their father. To pursue SIJS relief, the brothers will need representation with USCIS and the Baltimore Immigration Court. If interested, contact dprieshoff@supportkind.org.

Peter*— Asylum and Removal Proceedings in Immigration Court (Anne Arundel County Resident) Peter* is an 18-year-old boy from Guatemala who came to the U.S. to escape gang recruitment and threats, as well as significant poverty. Peter was a target for recruitment, harassment, and death threats by the neighborhood gang that killed his uncle and shot his father. Peter came to the US after the gang tried to kill him and living conditions worsened after a volcano eruption. This case would be best suited for an attorney with previous asylum experience. Peter is eligible for asylum and will need representation before the Arlington Asylum Office and the Baltimore Immigration Court. If you are interested in taking this case, please contact Carly Sessions at csessions@supportkind.org.

Mia* – Asylum and Removal Proceedings in Immigration Court (Prince George’s County) Mia is a sweet girl who came to the U.S. to reunite with family in 2018. Her parents moved to the U.S. when she was 2, leaving her in her grandmother’s care. Mia’s grandmother was abusive, often prohibiting Mia from attending school and forcing her to work instead. At school, the MS-13 gang tried recruiting Mia and threatened her when she refused. Due to past persecution by her grandmother and MS-13, Mia may be eligible for asylum. Prior counsel filed an asylum application for Mia in 2019. Mia will need representation at her asylum interview and before Baltimore Immigration Court. If you are interested in taking this case, please contact Daniella Prieshoff at dprieshoff@supportkind.org.

Lawrence*and Connor* – Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (USCIS Only) & Removal Proceedings in Immigration Court (Montgomery County Residents) Lawrence and Connor are siblings from Guatemala who have both suffered abandonment and neglect by their respective fathers. Neither of the siblings’ fathers have financially provided for their sons, which forced Lawrence to work at the age of 13 in Guatemala. After being targeted by local gangs for recruitment, Lawrence and Connor decided to flee to the U.S. to reunite with their mother. Lawrence and Connor may be eligible for SIJS based on the abandonment and neglect of their respective fathers. If interested, please contact Daniella Prieshoff at dprieshoff@supportkind.org.