Albuquerque, NM asked in Immigration Law for New Mexico

Q: Abandoned teenager, came on a tourist visa. Dad never came back for her. Mom was killed. What option do I have

She has been going to High school the past 5 months. She is 17 want to help her be able to stay in the USA. Her mother was found dead hacked to pieces last year, that's why her Father brought her to be with us, since she was my daughter's friend. He said he would return in a couple of weeks for her but he decided not to return. She has no criminal issues and is learning our language. My wife and I provide for her.

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Juan V. Cervantes
Juan V. Cervantes
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Fredericksburg, VA

A: This sounds like a very sad situation. It sounds like she may eligible for SIJS. Please seek legal assistance immediately as SIJS is a cumbersome process with multiple steps.

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